Entertainment Weekly unearthed the new plot info, revealing that a “possessed” Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) is the first to be recruited by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) — followed by the rest of the crew, who are given a few extra privileges for their role on the team. For Deadshot, he’ll have his Second Amendment rights reinstated, while Harley will be “carefully excised from her birdcage.” Waller employs Wayne Enterprises technology — specifically “explosive devices inserted into their necks” — to keep the team in line.
Additionally, we learn that Joker (Jared Leto) has a “laser-like plan” to reunite with Harley (Margot Robbie). This confirms that the duo has an established relationship in the film, and that Joker wants Harley back really bad.
Check out EW’s full breakdown below:
Suicide Squad (out Aug. 5) takes place in a post-Superman world, following the events of Dawn of Justice, as the government grapples with how to respond the next time an alien visits Earth with less noble intentions than the Man of Steel. The answer, according to ruthless intelligence officer Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), is to recruit society’s most vile criminals, armed with lethal skills and superhuman powers. Her first target is possessed archaeologist June Moone/Enchantress (Cara Delevingne).
Waller’s program doesn’t get a green light, though, until Midway City is threatened by a powerful mystical enemy, and Waller needs to activate the whole squad of prisoners. The baddies get a break. Deadshot (Will Smith) has his Second Amendment rights Âreinstated, Harley (Margot Robbie) is carefully excised from her birdcage, Diablo (Jay ÂHernandez) is released from his own fireproof fortress of solitude, Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and Slipknot (Adam Beach) strap their weapons back on, and Killer Croc Â(Adewale Akinnuoye-ÂAgbaje) is popped from his swamp. The one condition for their restricted freedom: Obey orders or die, a rule strictly enforced by squad leader Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), his samurai Katana (Karen Fukuhara), and the explosive devices inserted into their necks courtesy of Wayne Enterprises. (Thanks, Batman!) Throwing a wrench into all these plans is the tatted Gotham City arch-criminal, the Joker (Jared Leto), and his laser-like plan to reunite with his true love, Harley, mission be damned.
“Suicide Squad,” based on the DC Comics team and starring Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo and Adam Beach as Slipknot, is scheduled for release on Aug. 5, 2016.
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