Suicide Squad fascinates me. It looks like nothing else we’ve seen in the expanding superhero genre, and it could really shake up how we perceive superhero movies going forward. The trailers have made the film seem not only fun, but also bold and ambitious. I don’t know if it will all come together, but few films have piqued by curiosity quite like Suicide Squad, and I’m incredibly excited to see what kind of madness director David Ayer has devised.
I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 25 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of Suicide Squad. To enter for a chance to see the movie early and for free, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “SUICIDE SQUAD”. The screening is on Tuesday, August 2nd at 7:30pm at Regal Atlantic Station in IMAX 3D so don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Multiple entries from a single person will disqualify all entries from that person.
In case you haven’t seen the latest trailer, check it out below. Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5th, and stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez, and Karen Fukahara.
Here’s the official synopsis for Suicide Squad:
Suicide Squad follows the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and takes place in a post-Superman world where the government tries to determine how to respond in the event that an alien with more villainous intentions visits Earth. Ruthless intelligence officer Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) offers to recruit society’s worst criminals, those possessing lethal skills and superhuman powers. Her first target: the possessed archaeologist June Moone/Enchantress (Cara Delevingne).
When Midway City is threatened by a powerful mystical enemy, Waller’s plan gets the go-ahead. She cuts deals with the whole squad of prisoners: Deadshot (Will Smith) gets his Second Amendment rights reinstated, Harley (Margot Robbie) is set free from her cage, Diablo (Jay Hernandez) steps out of his fireproof prison, Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and Slipknot (Adam Beach) each get to wield their signature weapons once more, and Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) emerges from the swamp. The only condition is this: Obey orders or die. This is strictly enforced by squad leader Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), the samurai Katana (Karen Fukuhara), and of course the explosive devices – developed by Wayne Enterprises – inserted into their necks. However, the arrival of the tatted-up Gotham City mega-criminal, the Joker (Jared Leto), might doom the mission thanks to his plan to reunite with his true love, Harley.