In 2021, The Suicide Squad will return, although they'll be a little different. The formidable Dr Amanda Waller, who first appeared in a 1986 DC comic book, is a doctor of political science and former government aide who now runs the Suicide Squad. We're still a little ways off from Suicide Squad‘s August 5 release date, but now that we're three trailers deep, it's getting harder and harder to wait around.
All in all, this trailer clarifies that Suicide Squad is taking a departure from DC's typical gloom-and-doom pastiche to deliver a zanier picture with fire jazzhands, tongue-and cheek one liners, and a motley crew of sordid characters. Suicide Squad's lighter tone - ironic, considering its cast is a crew of murderous supervillains - should help bring audiences in, and cement the cinematic DC Expanded Universe.
Model Cara Delevingne will be continuing her transition to an acting career by taking on the role of the relatively little-known DC character Enchantress, otherwise known as June Moore. By February 2009, a Suicide Squad film was in development at Warner Bros.
Not only is she the most popular female comic book character on the planet, but if the film somewhat revolves around her than Suicide Squad will accidentally end up being the first female-centric superhero comic book movie in the modern (post-Iron Man) age.
Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Joker (Jared Leto), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Slipknot (Adam Beach), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje), Amanda Waller (Viola Davis)—the posse is here and in full effect.
I was going to say the Comic Con trailer for Wonder Woman looked DCEU great but then so did Suicide Squad's. While she isn't a superhero - she's fully human, and far too morally ambiguous for "hero" status" - Waller is one of the more interesting black DC comic book characters.