Warner Bros. and director James Gunn have released an all-new synopsis for the upcoming DCEU sequel/reboot, “The Suicide Squad.”
The upcoming DC Comics adaptation has been kept under wraps up to this point. We’ve seen some footage and have met the truly stacked cast at DC Fandome in August. Warner Bros. has pulled the curtain back, ever so slightly, revealing the new mission Task Force X is faced with.
The Suicide Squad serves as a loose sequel to director David Ayer‘s 2016 Suicide Squad, though it has been billed as more of a reboot. It will see several returning characters, such as Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang. As for what they are getting up to this time? Turns out they will be dealing with a ton of enemies on the island of Corto Maltese. The official synopsis reads as follows:
“Welcome to hell, a.k.a. Bell Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out, even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin, and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.”
Corto Maltese first appeared in the pages of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by the legendary Frank Miller back in 1986. It has since been referenced in several live-action projects, including Tim Burton’s Batman, Smallville and Arrow.
The group will be tasked with destroying a Nazi-era prison and laboratory named Jotunheim, where political prisoners were held and experimentations took place. The Suicide Squad is the tenth film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Written and directed by James Gunn, the film stars an ensemble cast including Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, and Peter Capaldi.
The Suicide Squad is scheduled to be released theatrically in the United States on August 6, 2021. It will be released for streaming on HBO Max on the same date. Peacemaker, a spin-off television series starring Cena, is in production for HBO Max.