The Suicide Squad Synopsis Teases the Team’s New Mission

This summer, there’s a new incarnation of Task Force X in director James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. And with a new team comes a new mission. Via Collider, Warner Bros. Pictures has released the official synopsis for the film.

“Welcome to hell — a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.

Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and- destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.”

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Idris Elba is replacing Will Smith as the lead character in The Suicide Squad. However,  Elba will play Bloodsport, leaving the door open for Smith’s Deadshot to return down the line. Margot Robbie will return as Harley Quinn, and she will also be reunited with Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller.

Additionally, John Cena will portray Peacemaker, alongside Michael Rooker as Savant, Flula Borg as Javelin, David Dastmalchian as Polka Dot Man, and Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher 2. Former Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi will play Thinker, with Mayling NG as Mongal, and Alice Braga as Solsoria. Finally, Pete Davidson also has a role as Blackguard, with Natha Fillion as TDK, Sean Gunn as Weasel, and Steve Agee as King Shark.

The Suicide Squad will hit theaters and HBO Max on August 6.

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