Suicide Squad's new synopsis hints at a enigmatic and insuperable foe

There are some comic book films coming out next year, which share similarities with one another, and there are others that promise to be unlike anything we've seen before. Suicide Squad is most definitely in the latter category, and Warner Bros has unveiled a brand new (slightly disturbing) synopsis for the highly anticipated film.

Check it out below...

It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

The interesting tidbit to speculate on here is who the "enigmatic, insuperable entity" could be. The Joker definitely fits the description, but there are other rumours which suggest that Cara Delevigne's Enchantress could be the baddie the Suicide Squad have been sent to hunt. There's a good chance that information will be revealed when the second trailer hits next year.

Directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, and Jai Courtney, Suicide Squad will open in UK and US cinemas on August 5, 2016.

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Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.