Suicide Squad is the third film in the DC Extended Universe (known as the DCEU for short) and it’s coming out this Friday on August 5th, 2016. The film is following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which was met with a lot of critical reviews and currently sits at 27% on Rotten Tomatoes. While the last movie still made the studio a ton of money, the DC film franchise is hoping for a much needed critical reprieve with their upcoming film, which promises to have a more comedic tone than its previous two films.
Suicide Squad is based on a comic book franchise of the same name that follows a group of villains who are captured and forced to work against other villains, taking on suicidal missions no one else wants to be a part of – hence the name. (Although the group is official named Task Force X.)
Ever since the Suicide Squad made their first appearance in The Brave and the Bold #25 back in 1959, dozens of members have come and gone. The films squad features Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Enchantress, Captain Boomerang, Katana, El Diablo, Killer Croc, Slipknot and Rick Flag.
As it stands at the time this was written, which is 2 days before the movie is set to premier, Suicide Squad sits at 34%. However, there seems to be a wide gap between the opinions of critics and Average Joes. While many critics, the people who make up the Rotten Tomatoes score, are calling the film an unbridled mess, many non-professional film fans are saying the film delivers on its promise and is a great summer blockbuster film that’s better than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
In honor of the upcoming film, and one of the coolest ideas in comics, we’re giving you this Suicide Squad tattoo gallery.
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