Suicide Squad | Movie News | Showcase Cinemas
loading.. No image available logo
Patriots Day Leaderboard

Suicide Squad

Back to movie news
Written by:

A team of supervillains is given one last shot at redemption by taking on missions that will most likely get them killed.

We are very excited to see Warner Brothers' next DC Comics adaptation. Without a superhero in sight (or maybe a cameo for one or two!), the Suicide Squad of supervillains will have their chance in the spotlight. Officially designated Task Force X, the Suicide Squad are a secret team who have been imprisoned by the United States government. The team undertakes high-risk missions in exchange for amnesty: If their missions prove successful then their sentences are reduced.

As in the DC comic books, the squad members are injected with micro bombs which can detonated if they try to escape! We're not sure as to their power as a deterrent in the film but expect each member to be suitably discouraged from leaving the squad.

The man at the helm of the big screen adaptation is David Ayer. Ayer's previous movie was the World War II drama, Fury, starring Brad Pitt. Additionally Ayer is also an acclaimed screenwriter with scripts such as Training Day, The Fast and the Furious and S.W.A.T., so no surprise that he has also penned the script for Suicide Squad.

The writer and director has called his summer blockbuster an "an insane movie," and has kept us fans on tenterhooks during the film's shoot by using social media to drop images of the stunning posters, weaponry and locations, which has only added to the excitement and anticipation.

So who are some of the members of the Suicide Squad recruited by intelligence officer Amanda Waller, played by Viola Davis?

They are:

The Joker played Jared Leto, is the ultimate psychopathic supervillain, with a penchant for the odd tattoo. 

Floyd Lawton, a.k.a. Deadshot, played by Will Smith is an expert marksman and assassin who dotes on his daughter.

Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn (formerly Dr. Harleen Quinzel), a psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum, who has been corrupted by The Joker and now wields a baseball bat with deadly effect. 

Joel Kinnaman is Rick Flag, the field leader of the Suicide Squad who reports directly to Officer Waller.

Jai Courtney is Captain Boomerang, an assassin whose weapon of choice is the deadly boomerang.

Jay Hernandez is Chato Santana/El Diablo, a former Los Angeles gang member who has powers allowing him to summon flames.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is Killer Croc, "a cannibal with rage issues" as described by Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who suffers from a skin condition that causes him to develop reptilian features.

Karen Fukuhara portrays Tatsu Yamashiro/Katana, an expert martial artist and swordswoman, she is also Rick Flag's bodyguard and friend.

Will Smith recently told Comic Con that he saw the film as "bad versus evil" and we cannot wait for battle to commence!

Suicide Squad is out at Showcase Cinemas in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D from August 5.



RealD 3D puts you in the thick of the action, bringing you face to face with your favourite characters. It opens up a world of perspective and detail so rich and lifelike you'll want to reach out and touch it. With RealD Digital 3D, you don't just see what's happening on the screen – you feel it. You need to wear special glasses to enjoy a RealD 3D film, to ensure you have an experience you won't forget.

Sony 4K logo

Featuring up to four times the resolution of traditional Full-HD systems and offering incredible levels of detail and clarity, Sony Digital Cinema 4K projection systems have been installed at all Showcase and Showcase Cinema de Lux locations, offering the ultimate digital cinema experience for both 2D and 3D films, and meaning that all Showcase cinemas are now fully digital.


  • Sony 4k Digital Projection
  • RealD 3D
  • Private screenings
  • Conference facilities
  • Party facilities
  • Disabled access
  • Fully air conditioned cinemas

Showcase Cinema de Lux

  • Sony 4k digital projection
  • RealD 3D
  • Studio One Restaurant and Bar
  • Director’s Hall
  • Director’s Lounge
  • Elite Services
  • Conference Facilities
  • Party facilities
  • Disabled access
  • Fully air conditioned cinemas
For Tickets call our 24 hour booking line on 0871 220 1000 Calls to this service cost 13 pence per minute plus your phone company’s access charge

film finder