Following Tom Hardy’s departure from his role as Rick Flagg in Warner Bros. “Suicide Squad” film adaptation, a new rumor regarding the movie’s plot emerges online. The information below may offer major spoilers, so read at your own risk.
The latest update for Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad” comes after Tom Hardy’s departure from the pic. According to recent rumors, Hardy left the project due to problems with the script, finding it “too focused” on Will Smith and Jared Leto’s character, with Nightcrawler’s Jake Gyllenhaal to fill up the spot. Now a new report from Latino-Review claims to have received info from two sources regarding the film’s plot.
The first source says that the pic will begin with Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and Deadshot (Smith) crossing paths as Quinn tries to bust the Joker (Leto) out of prison, while Deadshot tries to take out his latest target, an inmate in the said prison. Both will be captured and brought to Belle Reve Penitentiary, where they will be included in Amanda Waller’s Task Force X. Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) will already be a member within the squad, while it will eventually be revealed that Deadshot “killed his father,” building tension between him and Smith’s character. The Joker will also be taken into Belle Reve, to keep Quinn in check, but instead will be spending most of his time there, much like Hannibal Lecter in “Silence of the Lambs.”
The team’s first mission is to prevent a “bio-weapon” from getting into Lex Luthor’s (Jesse Eisenberg) hands. This bio-weapon is revealed to be the Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), whose magical abilities are coveted by Luthor. Rick Flag is then revealed to be in league with the villains.
The second source pretty much supports the first source. However, Delevingne’s character suffers from a split-personality. It is also revealed that Waller assembled the squad, with the long-term goal of hunting down the Batman, who is mentioned in the pic but won’t be making an appearance. Joker will be making his escape when a riot ensues in the prison.
“Suicide Squad,” also known as “Task Force X,” is an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences. The group operates out of Belle Reve Penitentiary, under the directorship of Dr. Amanda Waller. In the graphic novels, the most common members of Suicide Squad include Bronze Tiger and Deadshot, although Batman villain Quinn has become the face of the group since the launch of the New 52. The group was also featured in an episode on The CW’s “Arrow.”
Director David Ayer, who also wrote for “Suicide Squad,” is tied to direct the pic. Ayer is known for his work in “Training Day” as a writer, as well as directing the recent war pic “Fury,” which stars Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman. “Suicide Squad” launches their attack on the big screens on Aug. 5, 2016.
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