Suicide Squad will be blowing us away in August. Until then, Entertainment Weekly is gearing us up for the film with a new poster and plot details.
Jared Leto has taken the Joker and run with it. No one thought after The Dark Knight that another actor could match Heath Ledger’s Joker. Yet, with his slick green hair and metal teeth, Leto’s rendition of the Joker is truly terrifying. Beside him, the brilliant Margot Robbie, a.k.a Harley Quinn, leans on a baseball bat in true ass-kicking style.
Batman v Superman failed to attract the huge box office attention it wanted, and now the job has fallen to Suicide Squad. As director/writer, David Ayer explains:
“Now it’s [Suicide Squad] like the hype bus. All of the attention has swung onto it, and it has to carry a lot more weight than it was ever intended to. I think it can sustain it. But it’s a lot of pressure. You definitely feel the pressure.”
Not only has this exciting poster been released, new plot details are out, too.
We kick off after the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Government official, Amanda Waller (played by Viola Davis), recruits DC’s darkest characters in an effort to protect people from threats in a post-Superman world. The Squad’s first mission — to take out Cara Delevingne’s character, June Moone/The Enchantress.
What kind of role will Jared Leto’s Joker be playing? It appears that he won’t be the main villain, as reports have suggested, with the plot revealing the Enchantress as the big baddy instead. According to Collider though, the Joker will be turning up to throw a spanner in the works as he attempts to win back his love, Harley Quinn.
Suicide Squad arrives in cinemas worldwide on August 5th.
Image: Warner Bros./Clay Enos