While we’re all awaiting the awesomeness that’s sure to be Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, it certainly never hurts to look ahead at whatever other DC animated movies the fine folks over at Warner Bros. Animation are cooking up. After all, this line of films has a reputation for having far more hits than misses.
So, instead of twiddling our thumbs waiting for the silver screen’s iteration of Task Force X to suit up for their next mission, we should be looking forward to something that we can sink our teeth into far sooner. You see, the next one up is that of Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, an original story that obviously draws generous inspiration from New 52 and Rebirth era comic books.
Originally announced last summer at San Diego Comic-Con, word regarding this project has been mum as to not take the spotlight off the aforementioned Gotham by Gaslight, but The Hollywood Reporter says the story sees “Amanda Waller’s secret team Task Force X (consisting of Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, Killer Frost, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn and Copperhead) sent to retrieve a powerful mystical object that they will risk their lives to steal. Unfortunately for the Suicide Squad, there are other villains who want the prize, and they must win a race to get it, in order to stay alive.”
Thinking back to San Diego, I remember the filmmakers saying we’d be impressed by the voice cast they managed to land, and, mamma mia, they weren’t lying. In fact, here’s who’s showing up: Christian Slater (Deadshot), Billy Brown (Bronze Tiger), Liam McIntyre (Captain Boomerang), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Killer Frost), Gideon Emery (Copperhead), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn), Vanessa Williams (Amanda Waller), C. Thomas Howell (Zoom), Dania Ramirez (Scandal Savage), James Urbaniak (Professor Pyg), Julie Nathanson (Silver Banshee), Jim Pirri (Vandal Savage and Vertigo), Greg Grunberg (Maxum Steel), Dave Fennoy (Blockbuster and Tobias Whale), Cissy Jones (Knockout), Natalie Lander (Darma), Trevor Devall (Punch), Dave Boat (Harvey Dent/Two-Face) and Matthew Mercer (Savage Gunman). Now, that’s quite the collection of DC villains, eh?
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD sometime this spring, most likely in April or May.