Suicide Squad wasn’t as bad as everyone makes it out to be, but it wasn’t a better Suicide Squad movie than Batman: Assault on Arkham. The ragtag collection of criminals gets reloaded with the new Warner Bros. Animation film Suicide Squad: Hell to Play. Based on the Hell to Play trailer, this looks like it could be a lot of fun.
The villain lineup is impressive. Vandal Savage is a smart villain choice as he’s not so powerful the team needs a Killer Croc or Enchantress, but formidable enough to require a team. Silver Banshee is another fun villain and I’m curious how she’ll be used.
I still wish these Suicide Squad animated movies included Rick Flag to keep the team in line. I’m glad to see Bronze Tiger finally getting some love in these films and it seems like he will retain his comic accurate portrayal with a dislike for his teammates.
My only concern is that Harley Quinn looks like she’s going to be super obnoxious. I’ll be happy so long as she doesn’t try to make Yahtzee her catchphrase again. As usual, the animation looks amazing.
Here’s the synopsis:
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay finds Amanda Waller’s top secret ‘Task Force X’ – Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, Killer Frost, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn and Copperhead – on a mission to retrieve a mystical object so powerful that they’re willing to risk their own lives to steal it. But the Suicide Squad isn’t the only group of villains seeking to possess the object. The race is on for the golden prize … and, to stay alive, second place isn’t an option.
The all-star cast is led by Christian Slater (Mr. Robot) in his DC Universe Movies debut as the voice of Deadshot, who heads ‘Task Force X’ alongside Billy Brown (How To Get Away With Murder) as Bronze Tiger, Liam McIntyre (The Flash) as Captain Boomerang, Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood) as Killer Frost, Gideon Emery (Teen Wolf) as Copperhead, Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke) as Harley Quinn and their ‘boss’ Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty) as Amanda Waller.
Villainous forces in the film include C. Thomas Howell (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) as Zoom, Dania Ramirez (Devious Maids) as Scandal Savage, James Urbaniak (Difficult People) as Professor Pyg, Julie Nathanson (The Zeta Project) as Silver Banshee and Jewelee, and Jim Pirri (Injustice 2) as Vandal Savage & Vertigo.
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay comes out on Ultra HD-Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray and DVD on April 10, 2019.