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‘Suicide Squad’ Reboot to Run Through the Jungle

Warner Bros. promises guerilla warfare in the just released official synopsis for their largely mysterious James Gunn helmed anti-hero reset.

James Gunn’s upcoming Suicide Squad reboot/sequel film has been kept quite the mystery, with glimpses of footage available in blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moments of HBO Max promo videos. While we still await an actual trailer, Warner Bros. has finally released an official (and quite meaty) synopsis for the film.

Welcome to hell — a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.

Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and- destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.

It sounds like they’re amping the ‘70s ‘Nam-syle war “run through the jungle” aesthetic to 11. If there isn’t a Creedence Clearwater Revival song in this movie, are they even trying? While many outlets claim Belle Reve is an old Nazi-era prison, “Nazi” and “70s” aren’t exactly a time-era fit, so we’re excited to see how everything molds together. We trust in Mr. Gunn!

Suicide Squad will debut in a limited theatrical release on August 6, 2021, and will be available to stream the same day on HBO Max.

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Cybersecurity specialist by day, investigative journalist by night.