Upcoming: Villains at play

Suicide Squad hits theatres on Friday, August 5. PHOTO: FILE

Suicide Squad hits theatres on Friday, August 5. PHOTO: FILE

A deadly hit man, a sweet but insane former psychiatrist, a boomerang-wielding assassin, a lethal reptilian and a pyromaniac are not the usual suspects to protect Gotham city. Suicide Squad, however, proves that even bad guys can be good, reports Reuters.

Out in theaters on Friday, the film follows a rogue group of DC Comics anti-heroes who are captured and held hostage by the government to use as weapons to protect the city. Throw in the Enchantress, Joker and ruthless state official Amanda Waller and the Suicide Squad make their film debut with some big obstacles to overcome.

The film showcases a new direction for Warner Bros’ superhero universe, which has taken a more dramatic and serious tone in action films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. “The hardest thing is finding that balance between entertaining the audience, giving information, setting up a lot of characters and an entire world,” writer-director David Ayer said.

At the heart of the film are Will Smith’s Deadshot, who is trying to make amends with his daughter and Margot Robbie’s sassy but psychotic Harley, who is desperately trying to get back to her lover, the Joker. Jared Leto is the latest actor to play the role, following the late Heath Ledger. “You can have green hair, white skin and a crazy laugh but you have to start from the beginning and walk down a brand new path,” Leto said.

Ayer plays up the Squad’s killer instincts with a plot that sees them sacrifice for the greater good. “You get bored of the superhero, you know he’s going to win the fight and get the girl,” said Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who plays Killer Croc. “But will these guys complete the mission? Will they kill each other? Escape? Will they end up dead? You don’t know.”

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