The cast of Warner Bros. upcoming Suicide Squad film might be in flux, but it sounds like we might’ve just gotten the breakdown of how the plot will work.
The film focuses on a team of DC villains and antiheroes, led by A-list stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto. Tom Hardy was also signed on until dropping out, though rumor has it he’ll be replaced by Jake Gyllenhaal in the coming weeks.
Latino-Review is reporting two sources providing plot details from the working version of the script, which should be getting relatively close to the shooting version at this point. Take it with a grain of salt, but let’s dive in. Basically, it sounds like part of the story will start at Arkham, then find the baddies shipped off to Amanda Waller’s secret team. It also sounds like a WTF twist could’ve been a factor in Hardy’s exit.
Check out the info, excerpted from the two sources, below. Assuming any of this turns out to be true, potentially massive spoilers could abound:
“Deadshot and Harley Quinn meet early when Deadshot is assassinating an inmate that is being transported from Arkham. Quinn disrupts the hit when she tries to break Joker out and both are captured and taken to Amanda Waller's prison.
Waller has Joker moved to the prison as a means to keep Quinn in check. He spends most of the film in a cell, very much like Hannibal Lecter, until he breaks out in the end. Boomerang is already in the Squad and there is a contention between he and Deadshot, Deadshot killed his father.
The team is tasked on a mission to prevent 'bio weaponry' from being sold to Lex Luthor by a human trafficking gang. The gang is handing over the Enchantress to Luthor who it is implied wants her for magical abilities. They kidnap her and take her back to the prison where she is kept in an underground area, which has all sorts of genetic freaks imprisoned including a King Shark.
Rick Flag is there as a watchdog over Waller. The twist is his character is revealed as being in league with the villain, Rick Flag Snr at the end. (This is what I believe may have been the reason Hardy left) It is out of left field. They want the weapons that Waller has amassed.”
The second source corroborated a lot of that initial intel, along with a few more details and bizarre twists. Here's an excerpt from that bit:
“A draft of the script has been finished and is being circulated between several executives pending a rewrite. The first part of the film concerns the capture of Lawton and Harley Quinn and afterwards they are taken to a maximum-security prison run by a warden called Waller. They are implanted with explosive devices and forced to be part of a mission where they are attacking an arms dealer's convoy. They are supposed to steal a weapon but end up capturing a woman called June, she has a split personality and her evil side is a sorceress.
Waller is tracking down and capturing every super powered hero and villain and it is implied that she is after Batman but he is not in the film, only mentioned and shown on camera footage. The film is being used as a set up for the franchises villains and not only the Suicide Squad. Belle Reve (the prison) is home to many of villains beyond the leads. The script ends with a prison riot where most of them escape, including the Joker. The Joker has a large part in the movie but doesn't get involved in any action scene until the very end during the riot where he kills several people.”
Some of this sounds good, and some of it sounds less good. Face value, it seems like a decent pitch to set up the characters and introduce the concept. But here’s hoping they rethink some of those random plot twists for the sake of twists.
Would you like to see this version of the film?