Suicide Squad is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics antihero team of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is intended to be the third installment in the DC Extended Universe.
A secret government agency led by Amanda Waller recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency and saving the world from an unknown but powerful threat.
An expert marksman and assassin. A mercenary by day and a concerned father by night, Deadshot is a conflicted criminal who enjoys the hunt, but is still trying to do right by his young daughter. Smith stated that Deadshot and Harley Quinn are “allies” in the film, but that they do not know what is happening with the other characters. Smith has also stated that his character shares scenes with Batman.
A psychopathic supervillain. Leto described his role as “nearly Shakespearean” and a “beautiful disaster of a character”; about portraying the villain, he stated “I took a pretty deep dive. But this was a unique opportunity and I couldn’t imagine doing it another way. It was fun, playing these psychological games. But at the same time it was very painful.” Leto never broke character throughout filming, with Smith going as far as stating he never met him. In preparation for the role, Leto spent his time alone, listened to gospel music from the 1920s—commenting he senses “Joker may be much older than people think”—and read literature on shamanism. Influences for the character’s appearance include Mexican cartel bosses and the work of Alejandro Jodorowsky. Leto stated that he spoke with doctors and spent time with psychopaths in preparation for his role. The character’s tattoos were added by Ayer, who considered it gave a modernised gangster look to Joker.
A crazed supervillain and former psychiatrist. Producer Richard Suckle described the character as “a fan fave. Funny, crazy, scary… You can’t come up with enough adjectives to describe all the different things you see her do.”Robbie described Quinn as one of the Squad’s most manipulative members, and her relationship with Joker as “incredibly dysfunctional”, adding that Quinn is “mad about him—like, literally, mad. She’s crazy. But she loves him. And it’s a really unhealthy, dysfunctional relationship. But an addictive one.”
The all-business field leader of the Suicide Squad, who executes Amanda Waller’s orders but does not always agree with her goals or methods. Tom Hardy was previously cast in the role but was forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
The government official who gives out the Squad’s orders. Ambitious and devious, she has big plans and intends to let no metahuman or military protocol get in her way.Davis stated she is fascinated by the character, singling out her psychology and strength and describing her as a “powerful black woman, hard, ready to pick up a gun and shoot anyone at will.” She described Waller as “relentless in her villainy” and noted that her powers are “her intelligence and her complete lack of guilt.” Davis read M. E. Thomas’ autobiography Confessions of a Sociopath to prepare for her role.
An assassin who utilizes deadly boomerangs,described as rugged, unpredictable and mouthy. About his role, Courtney stated, “he is an absolute bogan, in the purest sense. [David Ayer]’s first instruction was, ‘find your inner shitbag’.
A former Los Angeles gang member who has powers that allow him to summon flames. He has squelched his fire-conjuring powers to a solitary flame as penance for the horrors he inflicted on those he’s loved. Hernandez sets his character apart from his teammates as he “just wants to stay out of the fight”, while “most of [the Squad members] are happy to get out there and kill people”.
A supervillain who suffers from a skin condition that causes him to develop reptilian features. Akinnuoye-Agbaje described the character as “a cannibal with rage issues”.
A powerful sorceress.An ancient evil force, she is inadvertently unleashed by adventure-seeking doctor June Moone after a long time of imprisonment. Enchantress is not a member of the Suicide Squad, but is the first target of the team. Delevingne explains the entity is “an ancient sorceress. A feral being.”