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The Latest (July 18): The final trailer for Suicide Squad is out featuring a ton of badass Viola Davis scenes. Watch below:

Scroll down for everything else you need to know about the upcoming flick including cast, soundtrack, production and more info.


Release date: August 5, 2016
Length: Not revealed as of yet (but it will be longer than one hour and 40 minutes)
Rating: PG-13 (to many people's surprise)
Estimated budget: Supposedly “north” of $250 million


“It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?”


George “Digger” Harkness AKA Captain Boomerang
-Played by: Jai Courtney 
-First appearance: Flash #117 (1960) 
- Description: George “Digger” Harkness is an essentially racist Australian man with a penchant for boomerangs. Captain Boomerang initially began as a persona Harkness put on as an act of sorts, but he continued to use it as he turned to a life of crime. As the name suggests, Captain Boomerang participated in a series of capers wherein he would use boomerangs of all shapes and sizes to confound the Flash, his usual nemesis.

Ostensibly seen as comic relief by many, including those working with him, Harkness is nevertheless rather skilled in his own particular way. Those that laugh at him or deride his use of unique weapons tend to find themselves on the business ends, plural, of boomerangs.

Floyd Lawton AKA Deadshot
Played by: Will Smith
First appearance: Batman #59 (1950)
Description: Deadshot is an assassin with dozens and dozens of hits under his belt thanks to his skill with firearms. Lawton’s an expert marksman with a death wish--but it can’t just be any death, it has to be an incredibly satisfying one. The whole “I’m an assassin” thing eventually found him crossing paths with Batman, who took down the villain and placed him in prison.

Which is where Deadshot was recruited into the Suicide Squad, of course. His particular set of skills and determination makes him one of, if not the, deadliest members of the team. He’s no cannibal, and he can’t do magic, but that hasn’t stopped him yet.

Chato Santana AKA El Diablo
Played by: Jay Hernandez
First appearance: El Diablo Vol 3 #1 (2008)
Description: El Diablo makes fire. That’s basically his whole schtick. Of the Squad, Chato Santana’s El Diablo is one of those most impacted by DC Comics’ continuity shenanigans. Santana’s not the original El Diablo, but he is the New 52’s original El Diablo. Santana ends up in jail after turning himself to the police when an attempt at debt collection goes wrong and several civilians are murdered. Because El Diablo set fire to a building, like you do when you have the ability to create flames. It’s there that El Diablo was officially inducted into Amanda Waller's Suicide Squad.

Dr. Harleen Quinzel AKA Harley Quinn
Played by: Margot Robbie
First appearance: Batman: The Animated Series (1992)
Description: Prior to being the villain known as Harley Quinn, Dr. Harleen Quinzel was a psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum. While at the typical housing for the criminally insane--as in, all of Batman’s foes--she met the Joker. Thanks to her infatuation bordering on obsession with the man, Quinzel went mad herself and eventually broke the Joker out of the asylum. From that point on, Quinzel became Harley Quinn, and the two were regular cohorts. That said, Quinn is at least semi-regularly treated as if the Joker could do without her in the comics--though she’s more than capable of handling anyone that comes at her on her own.

Waylon Jones AKA Killer Croc
Played by: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
First appearance: Batman #357 (1983)
Description: The man commonly referred to as Killer Croc was born Waylon Jones in the state of Florida. Unfortunately for Jones, he was born with a medical condition that caused his skin to harden and discolor like that of a crocodile. He’s also gifted with significant strength, which comes in handy. As an adult, Jones wrestled crocodiles for the entertainment of others under the moniker Killer Croc. He eventually turned to a more lucrative life of crime, and is commonly up against the likes of Batman. The comics version of the character has little to do with the Suicide Squad, and it’s possible that Killer Croc is a replacement for the Suicide Squad-affiliated King Shark.

Christopher Weiss AKA Slipknot
Played by: Adam Beach 
First appearance: Fury of Firestorm #28 (1984) 
Description: Slipknot is perhaps the most minor member of this motley crew, which is also why he features the least in all the promotional materials. He’s a villain that’s real good with ropes, and was initially introduced as a someone that used to be a chemist and used his knowledge to make his ropes. Yeah, that’s… that’s Slipknot. The character is perhaps most notable for being Captain Boomerang’s sacrificial lamb for testing the Suicide Squad’s failsafe bombs in a relatively early outing. There’s a good chance he’ll reprise that role in the upcoming film.

Amanda Waller
Played by: Viola Davis
First appearance: Legends #1 (1986)
Description: Amanda Waller is most commonly portrayed as a solidly built, incredibly intelligent woman with a history in international espionage. More often than not, she’s in the thick of things, either making calls or directly advising those that make the calls, and convincing others to do her dirty work by any means necessary--and that includes Task Force X, the group more commonly known as the Suicide Squad.

Regardless of Waller’s true allegiance, she’s regularly absolutely ruthless in accomplishing her goals. Gathering together the worst of the worst, putting bombs in their heads, and making them work for the common good takes a stern taskmaster, and Waller is one person up to the job.

Rick Flag
Played by: Joel Kinnaman
First appearance: The Brave and the Bold #25 (1959)
 Description: Rick Flag is actually a named shared by a series of characters in the DC Comics universe, most of which are related to each other. The most common Flag, Rick Flag Jr., is the son of Rick Flag Sr., an original member of the Suicide Squadron upon which the Suicide Squad is based. Flag Jr. is the soldier in charge of the squad during field operations, and is mostly good at his job while being a bit unstable himself. Generally speaking, he tolerates the villains he is forced to work with, maybe even respects some of them, but he doesn’t like them.

Tatsu Yamashiro AKA Katana
Played by:
Karen Fukuhara
First appearance: Brave and the Bold #200 (1983)
Description: Martial arts expert and noted samurai Tatsu Yamashiro became the vigilante known as Katana after her husband’s murder by the Yakuza. Armed with her sword filled with souls, Soultaker, Katana went about distributing her own brand of justice.

In comics continuity, Katana’s bounced around several different organizations, including the likes of the Birds of Prey and the Justice League of America. Given her not-exactly-legal fight against crime, this includes a stint with the Suicide Squad as well. In the film, this is apparently explained by her serving as a bodyguard of sorts for Rick Flag.


Played by: Ben Affleck
First appearance: Detective Comics #27 (1939)
Description: Not that the character needs an introduction at this current juncture given his prevalence in pop culture, but, here’s the gist: billionaire Bruce Wayne dons a cowl and armor at night to clean the streets of Gotham up as Batman. Wayne was orphaned at a young age after a criminal gunned his parents down outside of a theater. Common opponent for several of the characters in the squad in addition to Joker.

Played by: Jared Leto
First appearance: N/A
Description: Here’s the thing about Leto’s Joker (and why there’s no first appearance included): a lot of buzz says this isn’t the Joker folks commonly think of when they think of, well, the Joker. So, any description here would be incomplete, but here goes… Joker is an unhinged psychopathic criminal that regularly schemes and plots against Batman. The most recent comics continuity reset has hinted there is more than one Joker, and it is certainly possible that the film will explore this further as one popular theory is that Leto’s Joker is actually Jason Todd, the second Robin that was “killed” by the Joker.

In a July 7 cover story for Entertainment Weekly, we learn that the Joker isn't a part of the actual Suicide Squad and a large part of his storyline will be trying to reunite with lover, Harley Quinn.

June Moone AKA Enchantress
Played by: Cara Delevingne
First appearance: Strange Adventures #187 (1966) Description: In short, Enchantress uses magic. June Moone in comics continuity is the regular, no-powers side of Enchantress. Most recently, the two were actually separated by Madame Xanadu, another powerful magic user, though that did not go well. Enchantress went on a rampage while June Moone ran for her life with help from the likes of Deadman and John Constantine. They were eventually merged back together, but the inner fight between the two remains.

Enchantress is reportedly not a member of the squad in the film, but instead possibly the squad’s goal after garnering attention due to her abilities.

Played by: Scott Eastwood
First appearance: TBD
Description: The character being played by Scott Eastwood is currently unknown, though several suspects have cropped up. The first is Dick Grayson AKA Nightwing, the original Robin and Batman’s former sidekick. Another theory places Eastwood as Slade Wilson AKA Deathstroke, a deadly member of the Suicide Squad with a military background.


Director: David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch, Training Day)
Writer: David Ayer
Director of Photography: Roman Vasyanov
Production Designer: Oliver Scholl
Editor: John Gilroy
Costume Designer: Kate Hawley
Visual Effects Supervisor: Jerome Chen
Composer: Steven Price


San Diego Comic-Con First Look, July 2015:

Official Trailer 1, January 2016

Blitz Trailer, April 2016

Four new TV Trailer spots, June 2016

Final Trailer, July 2016


-9/14/2014: David Ayer eyed as director for film.

-10/15/2014: Suicide Squad set for 2016 release.

-12/2/2014: Smith, Hardy, Robbie, and Leto confirmed for film.

-1/15/2015: Tom Hardy drops out of the film, reportedly due to scheduling conflicts.

-2/24/2015: Viola Davis confirms role as Amanda Waller.

-4/8/2015: David Ayer tweets first cast photo.

-4/13/2015: Filming begins.

-5/24/2015: Arrow star Willa Holland seemingly confirms that the film plans essentially scuttled any and all Squad-related activities on TV going forward.

-6/13/2015: Warner Bros. releases first look trailer after pirated footage from exclusive San Diego Comic-Con event makes the rounds.

-1/10/2016: Ben Affleck confirmed to reprise Batman role in film.

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Suicide Squad: The Album is the official accompanying soundtrack to the film. Initially, announced in June 2016, the record's release date is August 5, 2016. 

First single: "Heathens" by Twenty One Pilots (Released June 20)
Second single: "Sucker for Pain" (Released June 24)
Third single: "Purple Lamborghini" by Skrillex and Rick Ross (To be released July 22)

1. "Purple Lamborghini" Skrillex & Rick Ross
2. "Sucker for Pain" Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons (with Logic & Ty Dolla $ign featuring X Ambassadors)
3. "Heathens" Twenty One Pilots 
4. "Standing in the Rain" Action Bronson & Dan Auerbach (featuring Mark Ronson)
5. "Gangsta" Kehlani 
6. "Know Better" Kevin Gates 
7. "You Don't Own Me" Grace (featuring G-Eazy)
8. "Without Me" Eminem 
9. "Wreak Havoc" Skylar Grey 
10. "Medieval Warfare" Grimes 
11. "Bohemian Rhapsody" Panic! at the Disco 
12. "Slippin' Into Darkness" War
13. "Fortunate Son" Creedence Clearwater Revival 
14. "I Started a Joke" ConfidentialMX (featuring Becky Hanson)