Suicide Squad is a 2016 American superhero film based on the DC Comics supervillain team of the same name. The third installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), was written and directed by David Ayer and stars a cast that includes Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye – Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Karen Fukuhara, Ike Barinholtz, and Cara Delevingne. In the film, a secret government agency led by Amanda Waller recruits incarcerated supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions and save the entire world from a powerful threat in exchange for reduced sentences.
In February 2009, a Suicide Squad movie was in development at Warner Bros. Yesterday he signed to write and direct in September 2014, and by October, the casting process had begun. Principal photography began in Toronto, Ontario on April 13, 2015, with additional filming in Chicago, and ended in August of that year.
In the aftermath of Superman’s death,[N 1] intelligence officer Amanda Waller convinces the US Government to greenlight Task Force X, a response team of criminals and supervillains. The team will be used to combat metahuman threats, under Waller’s control via nanite bombs implanted in each criminal’s neck, which can be remotely detonated. If successful, they will have their sentences shortened.
Dr. June Moone, an American archaeologist, becomes possessed by demonic witch, Enchantress. Waller can control the Enchantress by seizing her magical heart, which wounds her if it is struck. Waller’s subordinate Colonel Rick Flag is in love with Moone, and is made a member of Task Force X. However, Enchantress betrays Waller, conquering Midway City, transforming humans into monsters, and summoning her brother Incubus to destroy mankind.
Task Force X is formed to stop Enchantress, using inmates from Belle Reve Special Security Barracks. The roster consists of hitman Deadshot, who wants to reunite with his daughter Zoe; Harley Quinn, a former psychiatrist-turned-girlfriend of Gotham crime lord Joker; Australian thief Captain Boomerang; pyrokinetic ex-gangster El Diablo; mutant cannibal Killer Croc; and mercenary Slipknot. The team are led by Flag, and are joined by his associate Katana, a Japanese swordswoman. Waller and Flag deliberately hide the latter’s relationship with Moone.
Upon arrival in Midway City, the team’s helicopter is shot down, forcing them to travel on foot. Boomerang convinces Slipknot to take off, believing the bombs are a ruse, but Flag kills Slipknot when he tries to escape. Scaling a skyscraper, the team discover Waller is their mark, trying to cover up her involvement in Enchantress’ revolt. Meanwhile, the Joker learns of Harley’s predicament, locates A.R.G.U.S. scientist Dr. Van Criss, and blackmails him into disabling Harley’s bomb.