Latino-Review says they are pretty sure that they have the latest scoop on the upcoming DC movie, “Suicide Squad”. The rumor machine is fueled now that the “Suicide Squad” project is catching speed with the studios eyeing David Ayer (“Training Day”, “Harsh Times”) to take seat behind the lens.
The site claims they know exactly who to expect as the main characters to make up the group of misfits:
Let’s check out the “Suicide Squad” according to Latino-Review :
“Blockbuster is a legacy of super-villains with incredible strength and extremely low intelligence. Mark Desmond was the original, a chemist whose experiments went horribly wrong. Following his death during Legends, he was succeeded by his brother Roland Desmond. Developing super-intelligence through a deal with Neron during Underworld Unleashed, Roland terrorized Blüdhaven as leader of the Blockbuster Gang and foughtNightwing until he was murdered by Tarantula. The character has been involved with the Secret Society of Super-Villains and the Suicide Squad.Blockbuster was created by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino, first appearing in Detective Comics #345. (1965) “
“Even before he became a supervillain, Danton Black was a cruel and arrogant being. The assistant of Professor Martin Stein, Black was fired when Stein caught him stealing lab materials. But Black twisted everything and said that Stein was the one who stole HIS work, placing a legal junction on Stein’s dream project of a nuclear reactor. But Stein wouldn’t let his corrupt ex-assistant to ruin his chance, and activated the reactor, which was then blown up by terrorist Ernie Earhart, and fused Stein with high school senior Ronnie Raymond, thus creating the superhero Firestorm. But Black was also caught in the explosion, and gained the power to create duplicates of himself, thus turning into Firestorm’s archenemy Multiplex. Multiplex is the greatest thorn in the Nuclear Man’s side, and will not rest until he’s snuffed out Firestorm’s flaming head”
“Jaculi (real name unrevealed) was a young man from an unspecified Bedouin desert tribe who joined the Jihad, a mercenary terrorist firm specialising in retaliation against the United States. The Jaculi enhancements were later used to give powers to a new Jihad operativ Harkness killed him as he was still stunned by the impacts. Though he dodged the first volley of boomerangs, he was surprised by their return flight – presumably he had never seen a boomerang before. Jaculi was attacked by Captain Boomerang (George Harkness) during the night.”
“George “Digger” Harkness is a violent thug from Australia who uses a variety of high-tech boomerangs to commit crimes and fight the Flash. This has made him a member of the violent Rogues gallery. He has also been a member of the Suicide Squad, the Injustice Gang, the Secret Society of Super-Villains and the Black Lantern Corps. Harkness was killed during Identity Crisis although he was later resurrected during Blackest Night. His son is Owen Mercer, a character of conflicted morality with limited super-speed who’s been a hero and a villain. Captain Boomerang was created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino, first appearing in Flash #117. (1960) Owen Mercer was created by Brad Meltzer and Rags Morales, first appearing in Identity Crisis #3. (2004) “
“Vixen is a female super-hero from Zambesi who adopts the abilities of animals. Using her Tantu Totem, she can channel the powers of the animal kingdom by tapping into the morphogenetic field. She has been a member of the Birds of Prey, Checkmate, the Justice League, the Justice League International, Suicide Squad and the Ultramarine Corps. Vixen was created by Gerry Conway and Bob Oksner, first appearing in Action Comics#521. (1981)”
“Deadshot is a hired assassin and the world’s greatest marksman. Having been a super-villain and anti-hero, he’ll commit any murder for the right price because of a notorious suicidal death wish. Despite this, he works very hard to protect his estranged ex-wife Susan Lawton and his daughterZoe Lawton. He has been a member of Checkmate, the Killer Elite, the Secret Six and the Suicide Squad. Deadshot was created by Bob Kane,David Vern Reed and Lew Sayre Schwartz, first appearing in Batman #59. (1950)”
The DC Comics supervillain team movie will be scripted by Justin Marks. Dan Lin (“The Lego Movie”) will serve as a producer. No release date has been confirmed just yet.
Even though there are various incarnations of the “Suicide Squad” in the comics, here is an idea of who the team is (courtesy of dc.wikia.com):
“The Suicide Squad is a team of imprisoned super-villains who perform high-risk missions for the U.S. Government in exchange for commuted sentences. They are formally known as Task Force X. The team’s actions are highly classified, and the government is able to deny any involvement by claiming that they are not responsible for the damages of a random super-villain attack. Their commander is Amanda Waller, who runs the organization out of Belle Reve prison. The Suicide Squad was created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru, first appearing in Brave and the Bold#25. (1959)”
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