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Posted on October 26, 2015 at 7:15 PM


Who Are The Suicide Squad?


Published by Courtney Russell / October 26,2015

I'm sure some if not all of you might be hearing the latest buzz concerning the Suicide Squad. Either it be in your News Feed, on Instagram or maybe on YouTube and I bet some of you might very well be wondering; Who Are ? or What Is ? The Suicide Squad. Well is here and we will be providing a short summary of who the group is and what to expect from their Movie which is set for release for August 5th of next year.

The Suicide Squad, also known as Task Force X (the name of a closely related but independent supervisory organization), is a name for two fictional organizations appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The modern Suicide Squad is an antihero "strike team" of incarcerated, death row supervillains; acting as deniable, covert assets of the United States government, it undertakes high-risk, black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences. The group operates out of Belle Reve Penitentiary, under the directorship of Amanda Waller. This concept -- of the Suicide Squad functioning as a sort of unconventional, secret prison work-release program -- helps explain why many of the DC Universe's supervillains remain perpetually on the loose, no matter how many times they are apprehended, convicted, and incarcerated for their latest crimes.

The original Suicide Squad appeared in six issues of The Brave and the Bold (vol. 1). The groups story revolved around a quartet of non-powered adventurers fighting superpowered opponents. Their adventures often involved conflict with dinosaurs, giants, and other monstrous creatures. In the team's final mission, Dr. Evans dies, and Jess Bright is captured by forces of the Soviet Union and transformed into the monstrous Koshchei. If you get lost I have the Wikepedia link (" target="_blank">click me) to you can catch up.

Moving away from this group the Suicide Squad later evolved into a staple for DC Comics as fans were drawn to the allure of there favorite DC villains acting as somewhat heroes. We have fan favorites such as Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Killer Croc, Captain Bomerang and in some incarnations the Joker.

With the massive impact that the Suicide Squad has had on the DC Universe Warner Brothers and DC Comics have seen it fit to have the team adapted to the big screen, with some big shot actors taking on various roles. So far the adaptation seems promising, especially with the release of the trailer earlier this year at the San Diego Comic Con, the trailer actually Debut along side the new Batman V Superman Movie which is also set for release next year. With both mega super powers we can truly expect DC Comics line of movies to dominate the box office next year, even with stiff competition from Marvel. Marvel is also set to make big moves next year with the release of Captain America Civil war and Fox is also set to follow through with Deadpool and X-Men Apocalypse.

We can truly expect big things next year with Jared Leto who Plays this versions' incarnation of the Joker describing his role as a "nearly Shakespearean character" and a "beautiful disaster of a character". Empire Magazine released some pics of the now infamous Joker, along with some words from the award winning method actor.

"Jared Leto’s transformation as the joker is complete. The actor’s full costume for his joker character in Suicide Squad was unveiled on the cover of Empire

The pale, green haired villain dons a purple crocodile trench coat sans shirt, baring his abs and eerie body tattoos. He’s also wearing loose-fitting pajama pants that read “Arkham” — the asylum many of Batman’s foes, including the joker, escaped from — and going barefoot. Leto’s look is topped off with loads of black eye makeup to perfect the "psycho killer's" creepy signature stare.



To transform into the Prince of Crime, the Oscar winner admitted it took a mental and physical toll on him.


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