'Suicide Squad' Script Spoilers Spill Beans on Joker, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, and More

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 08:56 Written by  iamrogue
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'Suicide Squad' Script Spoilers Spill Beans on Joker, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, and More

Suicide Squad, which introduces a whole mess of supervillains into the nascent DC Cinematic Universe, starts shooting this April.

Tom Hardy just abandoned the high-profile Warner Bros. project, but Jake Gyllenhaal might be replacing him as Rick Flag.  And anyways, director David Ayer still has a ridiculously strong ensemble, from Will Smith as Deadshot to Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as the Joker, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller.

Just what are these A-list actors getting up to as DC's most dangerous in Suicide Squad?  Thanks to the rumor mill, we have a runthrough of the whole story, including just how the squad comes together and some major act three twists.

If any of this is true, it's obviously chock full of SPOILERS.  You've been warned.

Since production's still several months away, a lot can change, but Latino-Review has two separate sources who claim to have read the most recent draft of Ayer's script.

According to both sources, the first stretch of Suicide Squad focuses on Deadshot and Harley Quinn.  The two run into each other at Arkham Asylum, where Deadshot's looking to assassinate an inmate and Quinn's looking to break Joker out.  She screws up Deadshot's mission and both villains end up captured and in the custody of Waller at the Belle Reve prison.

She puts together the Suicide Squad there, but there's tension from the get-go because Deadshot killed Boomerang's father years ago. 

In no time, they're "implanted with explosive devices and forced to be part of a mission where they are attacking an arms dealer's convoy."  Their mission: to intercept a piece of "bio weaponry" being bought by none other than Lex Luthor.  When the Squad actually smashes and grabs the weapon, though, it turns out to be Enchantress, the magical, unpredictable personality of an unstable woman named June.  From there, they take her to an underground site housing a bunch of genetic anomalies familiar to DC fans.

All the while, Rick Flag is basically the hero.  Rather than a bad guy, he's a straight-arrow "government agent" type.  Reiterating the SPOILER point one more time before continuing: Of course, Flag turns out to have a more dangerous agenda than any of the rogues he's wrangling, carrying out Rick Flag Senior's nefarious plan to steal all Waller's living weapons.

Though he doesn't appear in the film outside of some brief security footage, Ben Affleck's Batman is apparently name-checked, and Waller may have designs on the Dark Knight, too.

The Clown Prince of Crime isn't actually a part of the titular squad.  He's moved to Belle Reve and spends most of the running time in a cell, Hannibal Lector-like.  According to these rundowns, the story climaxes with a prison riot during which Joker kills several people and escapes. 

He's not the only one, either, so Suicide Squad sets up many a bad guy to go up against all the heroes introduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

That superhero slugfest basically introduces the Justice League and sets the table for the DC Universe in theaters on March 25, 2016. 

Suicide Squad isn't far behind on August 5, 2016.  Stay tuned to find out about the Flag casting and to see if these rumored breakdowns of the story turn out to be accurate.

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