Yet more Suicide Squad trinkets have found their way online today and much like before, these story details comes to us by way of Entertainment Weekly. On the heels of those stunning new images that surfaced earlier, EW has now uploaded an interview with Viola Davis, the soul tasked with assembling Task Force X in the first place as no-nonsense and indeed high-ranking government official, Amanda Waller.
When Suicide Squad kicks into gear and the true nemesis is revealed, Waller puts forward a risky initiative that bands together the very worst of the worst to combat the threat, thereby hatching Task Force X in all of their villainous glory. Although, it looks to be that her program only gets the green light thanks to a certain Caped Crusader.
“The one condition for their restricted freedom: Obey orders or die, a rule strictly enforced by squad leader Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), his samurai Katana (Karen Fukuhara), and the explosive devices inserted into their necks courtesy of Wayne Enterprises. (Thanks, Batman!) Throwing a wrench into all these plans is the tatted Gotham City arch-criminal, the Joker (Jared Leto), and his laser-like plan to reunite with his true love, Harley, mission be damned.”
Speaking broadly ahead of the movie’s long-anticipated arrival, writer-director David Ayer also touched base on the creative process that transformed a lesser-known property into a bona fide blockbuster.
“Two years ago Suicide Squad was a tertiary [DC property]. No one knew anything about it. It was a cool little playground, and I was going to go make my movie. Now it’s like the hype bus. All of the attention has swung onto it, and it has to carry a lot more weight than it was ever intended to. I think it can sustain it. But it’s a lot of pressure. You definitely feel the pressure.”
Also starring Will Smith, House of Cards star Joel Kinnaman, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Viola Davis and Ben Affleck, Suicide Squad is expected to land in theaters on August 5.