Suicide Squad is probably one of the most anticipated movies of this year. It’s funny that such an obscure DC Universe storyline became an instant pop culture hit before anyone has even seen the movie.
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You may know the Joker relatively well as one of Batman‘s most badass and insane villains and Harley Quinn might ring a bell. But if you’re unfamiliar with the franchise then this squad of insane criminals might seem extremely strange to you. This is the Suicide Squad and this is what you need to know about these crime fighting criminals:
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Deadshot (Will Smith)
Deadshot aka Floyd Lawton is a skilled assassin who joined the Suicide Squad as part of a deal to gain his freedom. He has no superhuman powers, but he is a trained marksman with unchallenged precision. And, as you can tell from his alter-ego name, he is an excellent shot and has plenty of guns in his arsenal.
Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie)
This badass Suicide Squad member started off as merely being recognised as the Joker‘s sidekick, but over the years she has garnered the attention of her own fans. She is immune to toxins, a great gymnast and will wipe anyone out with her hand-to-hand combat. Harley Quinn has a deep psychological background which makes she’s a triple threat to her enemies.
Enchantress (Cara Delevingne)
This Suicide Squad member started off as a relatively normal human, June Moore, who is given her magical powers by a magician called Dzamor. She now possess the powerrs to transform into Enchantress whenever she says the word “enchantress” which allows her to transport, fly, control the elements and heal others.
Katana (Karen Fukunhara)
Katana aka Tatsu Yamashiro has mad martial arts powers and she holds a powerful magical blade called Soul Taker. The blade traps its victims’ souls, allowing the wielder to communicate with spirits.
Slipknot (Adam Beach)
There’s not much info or details on Slipknot except that he is a trained assassin and that he has created a chemical that makes ropes stronger than metal.
Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje)
Like his name suggests, Killer Croc is a badass anthropomorphic crocodile which possesses the strength, agility, speed and quick senses of a crocodile. He is more brute than brains and uses force rather than strategy.
Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney)
Just like the Joker is known to be Batman‘s enemy, Captain Boomerang is closely connected with the Flash. As his weapon of choice, Captain Boomerang behaves unpredictably sometimes and is one of the least liked members of the Suicide Squad.
Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman)
Like Deadshot, Rick Flag doesn’t have superhuman powers but that doesn’t mean that he isn’t a formidable force in the Suicide Squad.
El Diablo (Jay Hernandez)
El Diablo is a gangster with pyrokinetic superhuman powers and landed himself in prison after trying to get rid of debt.
The Joker, portrayed by Jared Leto, has been shrouded in mystery.
Suicide Squad was directed by David Ayer and is set for release in August 2016.
Which member is your favourite so far?