So the Suicide Squad trailer dropped this morning and, I have to be honest, I’m even more fucking stoked for this than I have been for anything for a long time. I’m not even this excited for
Captain America: Civil War Avengers 2.5 .
Why am I so excited? Because the Suicide Squad trailer looks fucking nuts.
In case you haven’t watched it, it’s here.
All caught up? Good. Let’s discuss.
What’s the deal with Enchantress?
For me, Enchantress is probably the most interesting character – probably because I don’t know much about her. Or maybe it’s the fact that pretty much all the other characters have been covered in some sort of DC media – whether it’s Arrow or the Arkham series (Arkham Asylum etc).
What we do know is that a girl – June Moone – ‘awakens’ the Enchantress after a long time of ‘imprisonment’. We catch a brief glimpse of what I thought was a flashback on June in the bath, probably before she ‘awakens’ the Enchantress.
Solid theory right? I thought so too, but now I’m not so sure. Because, in case you missed it, which I did the first 9 or so times, here is June Moone in the background, assisting Rick Flag – the ‘good guy’.
Bonkers, right? Combine that with the fact that, when he’s talking about the baddies, he uses the second person when talking about the other characters;
“Deadshot. He… shoots people. He’s a crocodile and he eats people, burns people.”
But then it switches. Notice that he’s reading from the Prisoner Transfer sheet for this bit – with June behind him. And then he says;
“You’re possessed by a witch.”
So he’s talking directly to her? What? Like what sense does that make? Not really sure what’s happening. However, let’s not forget that in the footage from Comic-Con last year, he can be seen getting hot and heavy with June Moone.
One of the big theories I’ve read over the day is that Enchantress is actually the Big Bad of the film, but I don’t think that’s right. Well, I kind of hope that isn’t right, anyway.
Side note: I’m buzzing to see Cara Delevingne in those role. I think she’s gonna kill it.
The big bad
That does bring me to the main point of the film though. Who is the Big Bad?
Like I previously said, a lot of people have been pointing to Enchantress, saying that her goal is to resurrect her brother (whoever that is??) and take over the world? I don’t know about all that.
For me, the obvious choice is the Joker. It seems like the trailers – and associated media – are setting him up to be the Big Bad. In the poster for the film, he is deliberately singled out and separated from the other characters, whereas Enchantress stands with them.
So Joker is the obvious choice – but maybe that’s exactly why. He’s too obvious for the main villain, which makes me doubt it.
However, there is also an outsider!
The Tattooed Man
Common was cast in a role for the film that, so far, has been kept hush hush. However, Common will apparently be playing the Tattooed Man. So I reckon that he’s the big bad. All that goop?
And that train being ripped apart?
Oh and that plane?
No wonder he needs to be stopped, dude’s mad powerful yo.
Slipknot was one of the main characters to be cast, but he’s noticeably absent from the movie poster, and only appears in two tiny shots during the trailer.
My theory is that he dies early on, probably in the first fight. But it’s like, who even cares? His super power is tying knots. Have fun tying shoelaces or whatever.
Just a quick shout out to this guy, who is just one big misnomer really, isn’t he? At no point did I see any boomerangs. 2/10 would not recommend.
Which side is Katana on?
Turns out she’s on the good side, despite sporting that heavily dishevelled look. She’ll be Rick Flag’s personal bodyguard and sports a katana (see what they did there..?) called Soultaker because, when someone is killed with it, it consumes and stores their soul (also see what they did there? Very original guys.)
Oh and she can do some crazy shit with her eyes. Idk.
The Joker and Harley Quinn
I think a lot of the film will be focused around the relationship between these two. If Joker is the Big Bad, then it’ll probably be focused around how much of a hold he has over her.
There are a couple of shots that I’m confused by. I can’t work out whether they’re flashbacks or in-sequence. The shot of Harley in the car with the Joker is one.
Then there’s another where he dives into some chemicals and rescues her. In Harley Quinn’s revamped backstory, the Joker dumped her in a vat of chemicals at ACE Chemicals. This is too similar to not be the same, I think.
However, in this shot it does look like the Joker is saving her? I’ll add that to the already-miles-long list of confusing questions.
Either way, looks like Harley’s in for a rough ride. I’m not sure how I feel about that, as – from what I gather – she’s largely a comic foil to the overall darkness of the film. (An excellent comic foil, might I add.)
But with 8 (9?) months until Suicide Squad comes out, I’ve got a super long wait for the answers to my questions – much to my dismay. 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼