- Not confirmed verbatim, but Deadshot does have a few zingers akin to that one.
- Inversely confirmed — The Flash appears in this movie to set up Boomerang's origin, but too soon to tell if the opposite will be true.
- More of a WMG for BvS than Suicide Squad, but half-confirmed — Batman doesn't retire, but Joker did kill Jason Todd.
- The Batmobile has been seen during the filming of a chase scene, so this is most likely confirmed.
- Confirmed — he shows up in Deadshot's and Harley's flashbacks, as well as in a mid-credits scene with Amanda Waller, setting up Justice League.
- Confirmed? At least in the sense that he's the one responsible for having Deadshot and Harley Quinn imprisoned at Belle Reve; he's not much of a major player otherwise.
- Partially confirmed in that Slipknot and Diablo are dead by the end of the film but otherwise jossed; Enchantress is removed from June's body without killing her, while the remaining Squad members are returned at Belle Reve — Joker breaks out Harley at the end, though.
- Not confirmed verbatim, but Deadshot pejoratively calls Task Force X a "Suicide Squad."
- Confirmed, but only slightly — Harley pretends to be shot by Deadshot when fleeing with Joker mid-operation, but quickly reveals herself to be alive.
- Confirmed — Amanda engineers their relationship to keep Enchantress close to the vest and give Rick motivation to keep June alive.
- Confirmed — he's the first (and technically only) one to be killed for stepping out of line.
El Diablo: Diablo will probably receive better characterization than 'Knot, but he'll just be a Mauve Shirt and his death will be more traumatic. He also might have a friendship with Killer Croc, making his death more significant. He may survive, but he'll probably die
- Confirmed — he sacrifices himself to take down Enchantress.
Killer Croc: Reasonably Well Known Villain, and his death would carry more weight (Also Big Guy Fatality Syndrome). He's obscure enough to kill, but well known enough for it to matter. But He could also survive, and is the most likely of these 3 to live.
- Jossed — he's returned to Belle Reve in the end.
Enchantress: Probably the most powerful of the Squad, if her powers are intact, and seems to have some time dedicated to her backstory. That would give her death more punch. Plus, she's a D/C-list villain, so her death likely wouldn't effect any other DCEU plans.
- Confirmed and jossed — Enchantress is defeated, but June is spared.
Katana: No-name actress, she's a got a mask, and she's in the trailer for about five seconds.
- Jossed — she helps defeat Enchantress, and even gets a scene where she briefly unmasks herself when accused of using it to hide herself.
Captain Boomerang: They're clearly going for Crazy Awesome with him, so his death would actually matter. That said, they'll leave a back door so the boomerang can come back.
- Jossed — he helps defeat Enchantress.
- Confirmed for Harley, jossed for Joker.
- There's a scene in the trailer that shows Enchantress talking to Waller, so it seems more likely that the government already tried to use her. That's why Waller forms the squad: she's cleaning up her own mess and doesn't want anyone to live to talk about it.
- More or less confirmed on both accounts— Waller attempts to recruit Enchantress for Task Force X, but she breaks free and becomes part of their Big Bad Duumvirate with Incubus, her brother.
- Confirmed — we see a glimpse of her wearing the costume in flashback, and it's in her box of belongings when Task Force X is assembled.
- Confirmed — he sacrifices himself taking down Incubus.
- Confirmed in that he's never part of Task Force X, but all the other details here are jossed.
- Confirmed? It's never actually clear how much time passes, but the main mission seems to happen overnight.
- Somewhat confirmed — it seems like Boomerang skips out on Task Force X when Waller is taken by Enchantress, but he helps take her down.
- Somewhat confirmed — his personal subplot involves him trying to rescue Harley after she's sent to Belle Reve.
- Confirmed — Rick catches him and pulls the trigger on his death.
- Confirmed — Flag is the one who offs him.
- Confirmed. In an interview Ayer stated the Joker's "Damaged" tattoo and grill have origins in the same event: The death of Jason Todd. When it happened an enraged Batman went full No-Holds-Barred Beatdown and smashed his teeth out. Joker got the tattoo in Arkham as a message. "You've damaged me. You've damaged my beautiful face."
- Jossed — we get a tease of Harley's classic harlequin outfit, but that's basically it.
- Jossed — it's Enchantress and Incubus.
- Jossed — Lex doesn't appear in this film.
- Jossed — Deathstroke doesn't appear in this film.
- Wasn't Green Lantern supposed to appear in the Justice League movie in 2017?
- "You won't see it coming".
- Jossed — he's playing Lieutenant 'GQ' Edwards.
- Jossed — Batman himself appears in a few scenes, but none of his rogues gallery (aside from the ones named above) appear.
- Sorry, it looks like it's still in the film.
- Jossed — his forehead tattoo is part of his final design.
- Jossed — Joker is never established to be imprisoned anywhere. He does break Harley out of Belle Reve in the final scene, however.
- Jossed — if anything, they spend more time moping about being villains and how nobody cares about them than boasting about their adversaries.
- Functionally jossed, since they aren't shown interacting much throughout the film.
- Jossed — she doesn't seem to have any affiliation to him.
- Jossed — we don't see much of Harley's pre-Joker life, but she seems to be on the straight and narrow before meeting him.
- I'd say the Joker already had his chemical bath as photos and the trailer show the Joker with his skin chalk white already.
- If this Joker is patient enough for tattoos he might be patient enough to tattoo himself white.
- Jossed — he more or less appears the same way throughout the film.
- To take this a step further, the Joker will realize to his horror that the only reason he was even allowed to be in THIS movie was to fill his role in Harley's origin.
- Jossed rather harshly — Joker and Harley seem to be stronger than ever by the film's end.
- Highly unlikely. Arkham Knight was released while Suicide Squad was in production, so the 'J' tattoo/brand thing is most probably a coincidence (and even then, the 'J' on Jason's face is for 'Joker'), and we see Leto's Joker in what is clearly a flashback to when Harley Quinn was still Doctor Harleen Quinzel. In addition, it would cause too much negative backlash to have Joker be anyone other than Joker.
- Considering Lex Luthor is actually Lex Junior they could be trying to get away with more "replacement" younger-and-hipper villains to fit Batman's timeline.
- 'Nother Imgur theory in this vein The Joker has what appears to be a bird tattoo — perhaps a robin? — and in the poster he has same pose as Robin's mounted uniform in Batman V Superman. There's also the fact that Willem Dafoe's character is hidden on IMDB (though word is he's playing a good guy) and "Tunisia" points out in the comments that the Joker seems to have bullet wounds on his shoulder(s) in the same place as the holes Robin's uniform.
- Counterpoint: Getting a tattoo to commemorate his most famous (and presumably toughest) victim to date might be a Jokeresque thing to do, and it's possible Joker and Robin both had guns. As for the silver grill, realistically if the Joker's been fighting Batman for as long as he has he'd need replacement teeth eventually.
- Also, Willem Dafoe has been confirmed to be playing Vulko.
- Jossed by Ayer.
- Jossed — he appears in flashbacks as well as present-day scenes.
- Jossed — they're never assigned to kill him.
- There's a good possibility that the masked men belong to the Joker, since he can be seen during the attack.
- Jossed — he never appears.
- Jossed — Robin was seemingly killed before Joker met Harley.
- The above is incorrect: Harley's file implicates her as an accessory to the murder of Robin.
- Jossed — Joker was imprisoned at Arkham Asylum when he met Harley, who helped break him out.
- Jossed — none of the above appear in the film.
- Jossed, unfortunately.
- Jossed, but not completely. The Joker gives Harley electric shock therapy in revenge for her doing the same to him. Less abuse, more a tit for tat... at least in his mind.
- Somewhat confirmed in the sense that she's mostly treated empathetically by the Squad, but otherwise jossed because they don't sympathize for her in regards to Joker.
David Harbour: Maxie Zeus. He'll get to be a Large Ham who continuously claims he's a god before most likely getting killed. Maybe by Deadshot, our Churchgoing Villain saying something like "My god says otherwise."
Common: Brick. He can be a more traditional adaptation than the one played by Vinnie Jones in Arrow by being depicted more like the comics. He can be super strong and an opponent for Killer Croc. It wouldn't be intruding on Arrow's use since the show killed their's off already.
Scott Eastwood: This is a far reaching one, but maybe the Human Flame. There are bound to be tons of explosions in this movie and who better to cause some than a guy who can set things on fire with his armored robot limbs. Since he's so obscure, an usually portrayed as incompetent, he can be killed off causing a huge explosion for the Joker and nobody will mind it when he dies since he's a D-lister at best.
Ike Barinholtz: Here's a longshot, but how about the Penguin. He wouldn't work for Joker and would be more of a cameo. If I'm right, then I assume it will feature his Iceberg Lounge getting shot up.
- Jossed, for all of the above — Harbour plays Dexter Tolliver, Common plays Monster T, Eastwood plays Lieutenant GQ Edwards, Barinholtz plays Guard Griggs.
- Jossed — Batman runs them into a body of water.
- Jossed — [[she's actually the final boss after Incubus is defeated]].
- Jossed on both accounts — she's last seen talking with Bruce Wayne in a mid-credits scene.
- Jossed — he's nowhere to be seen.
- Jossed — they're nowhere to be seen.
- Jossed — no reference to his father is made.
- Katana isn't committing seppuku in the trailer; she's just sheathing the Soultaker Sword.
- Jossed — he plays Lt. GQ Edwards.
- Jossed — the villains are Enchantress and Incubus.
It would probably play out like this: The straight-laced therapist Harleen would have been seeing Pamela, an environmental activist in their younger days. Pamela however, was getting too fanatical for Harleen and she broke it off. Fast forward a couple years and now they're both supervillains, with Harley probably finding Poison Ivy's eco-terrorism a turn on at this point, getting together as a Bonnie and Clyde style couple (assuming Harley has moved on from the Joker). After Catwoman has been introduced, this will probably lead to a movie version of Gotham City Sirens with the three of them.
- Jossed — Ivy never comes up in the film.
- Jossed — he's never actually in Task Force X.
- None of the scenes in the trailer show him interacting with any of the Squad members and they could all be flashbacks.
- The Batman of the DCEU is far more willing to kill than previous versions.
- Batman v Superman hints that the Joker killed Robin in the past. Batman may have killed him to avenge his death.
- JOSSED into a very bad joke in Trailer 3.
- Jossed — Slipknot dies while trying to bail.
- Alternatively, things go wrong, and Rick abandons the Squad just as he and Deadshot were appearing to strike up a friendship, leading to him and the team to drown their sorrows in a bar as they await for whatever the Enchantress is doing to come to fruition.
- Jossed — he's apparently serving as Deadshot's liaison to and from Belle Reve when getting visitation rights for his daughter.
Slipknot will later reappear in the climax, recapturing the surviving members of the squad, save for harley quinn.
- Jossed — Slipknot is definitely dead.
- Surprisingly jossed — Croc's never even established as having ever met Batman.
- Jossed — Harley is taken from Joker by Batman, and Jason Todd never comes up in her backstory.
- Also, her file in "Suicide Squad" states that Harley was an accomplice in the murder of Todd.
At least this way, as it makes more sense to do this from a production point of view, they can save the Joker for his own movie—or a movie truly dedicated towards him—as he comes back in response to Batman's return.
- Jossed — he appears throughout the film.
- Jossed — Bizarro never comes up.
- Jossed — Joker is never affiliated with Task Force X.
- Jossed — Robin never shows up.
Harley goes along with it, even though she has every intention of screwing the squad over to protect her puddin' when the time comes, at least at the start. Though by the end, her opinion of the clown prince of crime will change after being in the Squad, with people who were better friends to her than the Joker ever was.
- This is beginning to seem very likely. We're a few months away from release, and we know plenty about the Suicide Squad's roster, but essentially nothing concrete has been revealed about the villain(s) that they might be fighting...other than the Joker. It's definitely possible that Joker is, in fact, the Big Bad of the movie, and that the Squad was formed to fight him.
- Jossed — Enchantress is their target.
- Jossed — Slipknot and Diablo are killed by the film's end.
- Jossed — Joker is only tangentially involved with the plot.
- Jossed, actually. Deathstroke isn't in the movie at all, and Deadshot doesn't pull a Moe Greene Special on anyone.
- Perhaps, when fleeing Arkham Asylum at the end of the film, he will don a black, leather trench coat, referencing Lee Bermejo's Joker design and recalling the opening scene of Joker.
- Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow, played by...
- Cillian Murphy. (Okay, so probably not, but he was just so damn good in the Nolanverse. It'd be nice, anyway.)
- Hugh Dancy
- Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy
- Jossed. Poison Ivy will be in Gotham City Sirens instead
- Roman Sionis / Black Mask, played by...
- Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze, (and maybe also Nora) played by...
- Patrick Stewart
- Edward Nygma / The Riddler played by...
- Neil Patrick Harris
- Slade Wilson / Deathstroke played by...
- Jossed. Deathstroke will be in The Batman, played by Joe Manganiello.
- Alternately: In Batman: The Animated Series it's revealed that Bruce modeled Batman on a The Shadow-esque fictional hero, so this version of the Joker modeled himself after another clown-themed villain, hence the "fan art" tattoos (or a variation of the theory above he's a(nother, after Harley) victim of the "real" Joker gone insane and emulating his abuser).
- One theory I heard about Harley is that she might be able to use her psychological expertise (consciously or not) to turn someone into the Joker the same way the Joker claimed he had turned other women into his Harlequins and if Leto-Joker isn't the "original" clearly she succeeded.
Plus, the trailer song seems to especially be fitting for Harley, with the idea of people crying when she laughs, laughing when she cries, and her being oblivious, with tragic results ("Oh, if I'd only seen, the joke was on me"). She seems more like a Broken Bird, especially in comparison with The Joker and considering what he did to her. The last lines of the song ("I finally died, which started the whole world living") seem to indicate that there will be at least one Heroic Sacrifice (perhaps even coupled with a "I wasn't meant to get out of this alive anyway").
Not to mention, part of the "action team" movies is that the team usually does (at least eventually) become True Companions, and in this case their teammates might be the *only* people who care at all about them. One way or another, I am bringing tissues when I see this.
- More than that. El Diablo is possessed by what seems to be an Azkec god. Rebirth, fueled by sacrifice, is a core motif of that religion.
- RICK FLAGG
- CROC (Given increased prominence, with focus placed on his backstory, how his personality grew to match his appearance overtime)
- HARLEY (NOT AS MEMBER)
- BLACK MANTA (A Somali Pirate with a suit of power armour who acts as a foil to Deadshot, in parenting style and attitude)
- FIREFLY (A horribly scarred arsonist with a jetpack. Dies midway through the movie in combat)
- COPPERHEAD (A Spanish assassin who uses a vast array of toxins to kill her targets. Suffers from a less severe version of the condition Killer Croc has. Killed just before the climax)
- KILLER FROST (Serial Killer with Ice Powers. Betrays team when given chance and disappears from film)
- BANE (The Big Bad, a master tactician who's in charge of a large military style gang. Famed not only for his tactical prowess but for breaking the Bat, Bane's actions against both the mexican and american government has drawn the attention of Waller, and the squad is under orders to bring Bane in alive. Ends up killing Copperhead in combat, surviving her poisons with venom and willpower)
- ANGEL "BIRD" VALLELUNGA (The Dragon to Bane's Big Bad. Manages to shoot Firefly out of the sky. Taken out by Deadshot)
- SLADE "DEATHSTROKE" WILSON (The one who hired Bane's gang to do his dirty work of attacking the US government after going rogue)
- Professor Pyg
The reason that Diablo died after he was making progress against Incubus is because of the nature of his powers. Diablo said that the more evil he did, the stronger he became, which is why he dubbed himself El Diablo. It likely means that the reverse is true, doing good will weaken him. In the battle against the Enchantress and Incubus, Diablo was helping to literally save the world. The villainous thing to do would be to join the Enchantress, not stop her. So while he was winning, the karma caught up to him and left him weak enough to be slain.
When hes brought to Belle Reve the guards fail to wear proper protection against his powers, whether do to incompetence or as part of a plan by Amanda Waller to test his powers. This allows him plant the seeds for a breakout in their minds. Once out of his cell, he subsequently uses his powers to gain control of the other inmates. Before he can escape however he is taken down by guards wearing hearing protection thus rendering him harmless.
- He may be new to his powers, explaining his hesitation when surrounded by the other inmates, and seems to have audiovisual hallucinations, explaining Josh Duns appearance as well as the visuals in the video.
Recall that the thing inside El Diablo is clearly not a deamon but an Aztec deity. The Aztecs were BIG into human sacrifice. El Diablo's comments about how the more he did bad things, the more he was feared, the more powerful he got ties into gods being fed by worship, in this case fear. But Aztec gods also made it clear that human lives were needed. In killing his own wife and children, lives incredibly precious to him, El Diablo offered the god inside him a truly mighty sacrifice, but then never really used his powers again so the change in power level never really came up. Then, in the bar, he accepts what he did, internalises the guilt and decides to use his powers again in ernest, allowing the god full range with its new power.
Namely some sort of reactive healing factor. Kill them and it goes into overtime to bring them pack, hurt them and it reacts to make them Made of Iron, no threat and they stop ageing. A tidy if some what unsatisfactory answer to Joker Immunity, Plot Armor, and henchmen he's more or less an anarchist cult leader peddling a shot at immortality.
The spiral of weapons the Joker was lying in included three or four baby-sized onesies, and Harley's fantasy had her living with the Joker in normal married life, specifically including two children. It's possible that losing her children messed her up even more, especially if they were the Joker's kids, given how much she adores him.
- To add this this, it is entirely possible she miscarried during the car crash that led to her capture. The trauma of being flung througha windshield would be enough for her to miscarry. This would also explain her behavior when first captured, as the grief and pain of what she went through would damage her even further.
- However it happened, the grieving parents clearly blamed Batman for the loss, and this is what motivated them to kill Robin, the closest thing Batman had to a son of his own.
Given that his version of the Joker ended up underwhelming a lot of viewers, plus the lack of evidence surrounding his pranks (we got photographic proof that Jai Courtney streaked around the set, so how hard would it be to photograph a box of used condoms?), it's possible that it was all made up to make people forget about Heath Ledger's Joker.
- Somewhat confirmed. A lot of the antics rumored to have happened were purposely spread to amp up hype for the movie. Some happened, but the more extreme and disturbing where rumors created by the studio.
- It's Park Row, also known as Crime Alley, where Bruce Wayne's parents were murdered. This would add a layer of subtext to the scene where Batman confronts Deadshot in front of his daughter, and goes to emphasize how he'd rather not have it turn into a fight.