The Suicide Squad will assemble to unconventionally save the world when David Ayer's film is released on August 5, 2016.
Still over 8 months from its release, only one trailer has been released and questions surround the DC comics film. Jared Leto will make his debut as the Joker, following in the iconic footsteps of Heath Ledger's in The Dark Knight. Margot Robbie will bring Harley Quinn to the big screen for the first time. And an impressive cast will join them in an apparently dark ensemble film.
Let's take a look at five things we hope to see when Suicide Squad makes its way to the big screen.
Footage from the Toronto set of Suicide Squad made its way online and showed Batman riding on the tail of the Joker's Lamborghini.
Not only are we looking forward to witnessing the cinematic version of the set video but we hope to see more Batman. In Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice's second trailer, Bruce Wayne makes a reference to his his history with the Joker, saying he has a history with "freaks dressed like clowns."
Let's see some of the backstory, pre-Dawn of Justice, explored in Suicide Squad.
So far, the only origin story told in the DC Extended Universe is Superman's. Sure, many of us know them from being fans of their comics, but we also know those origins, which define our characters, tend to change - especially when adapted to the big screen.
Batman and Wonder Woman will both be introduced in Dawn of Justice but how much of their origin story will told in that film? While we don't know for sure, we can only assume it won't be as in-depth as Superman's in Man of Steel or Batman's in Batman Begins.
Suicide Squad has the opportunity to not only tell some of the backstory for Batman, but explain the origins of its central characters. Let's explore how Dr. Harleen Quinzel became the Mr. J lusting Harley Quinn. Show us what drove Deadshot to become such a deadly assassin and how Captain Boomerang came up in the criminal world.
Who Is The Joker?
How big of a role the Joker plays in Suicide Squad is still to be seen. More importantly, though, is which Joker are we going to get?
Jared Leto is stepping into the clown shoes for the very first time and bringing his own unique portrayal of the character to the big screen. Surely, he'll differentiate his take on the character from Cesar Romero's, Jack Nicholson's or Heath Ledger's, but what will define his aside from some new tattoos?
Many suspect we'll see shades of the Joker from Alan Moore's Killing Joke, especially with how Jared Leto has been teasing the character. While we don't know how big of a role Batman plays in Suicide Squad, the Killing Joke storyline could serve as a nice prequel type story to showcase the manipulative, insane relationship between the two.
Poison Ivy can be looked at as an ally of certain villains and, at one point, dated Harley Quinn.
If we're going to be building this DC Comics movie universe, why not throw Poison Ivy into the mix? Even if she appears for a brief cameo, having her interact with this band of villains could plant seeds for the future of Gotham and Batman in upcoming films.
Suicide Squad is a good opportunity for DC movies to show they can be funny. Even if it is dark humor, let's have it.
Unlike Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman who will have the weight of the saving the world on their shoulders in Dawn of Justice, the Suicide Squad characters don't really care. The banter between them might be funny but hopefully we find them in situations that allow for a few good laughs.
Look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film, though much lighter, had a serious plot largely carried with great moments of humor. That magic touch of humor could be where Suicide Squad finds its stride and favoritism from audiences.
One of these characters is named, "The Joker," after all.