We’re just a few weeks away from the theatrical release of Suicide Squad, and this morning Warner Bros. lifted the embargo on set visits that were conducted during the film’s production schedule, resulting in a handful of new details making their way online. While Warner Bros. will almost certainly be showing footage from Suicide Squad during their presentation at Comic-Con next week, we didn’t want to wait that long to bring you some of this news.
For a film that features a team of supervillains joining forces to combat a larger threat, you would think that Suicide Squad might have found time to shed some light on what sort of entity is bad enough to bring this particular brand of lunatics together. The trailers offer a few brief glimpses of the Squad battling creatures that appear to be made of some sort of black goo, but up until now we haven’t really been able to determine much about who they are, or where they come from.
Luckily, ComicBook.com has some answers: those things are referred to as “The Eyes of the Adversary.” Think of them like foot soldiers for the film’s primary antagonist – but just who is The Adversary? The filmmakers are keeping this information under wraps for now – our only clue is the patches worn by his minions, featuring the phrase “Escort to Darkness” along with a tentacle reaching out of the ground – but producer Richard Suckle promises we’ll find out more when we see the film for ourselves:
“Oh, you will find out who the Adversary is. That is for sure. You will find out not only who the Adversary is but why they exist, who is part and parcel and who is behind them. You definitely find that out in this movie for sure.”
Many fans have believed and theorized that Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress would be the main villain of the film as well, due to the Eyes’ magical quality and look. However, the report states that while the Squad will fight Enchantress for a portion of the movie, since her magical abilities allow her to get close to The Adversary, and according to the report, be possessed or controlled by him in some way. With The Adversary, Enchantress, and Joker all acting as antagonists in the movie though, it’s looking more and more like Task Force X is going to have their hands mighty full with this mission.
And before you ask, no – this version of The Adversary isn’t related to the character that appeared in J.M. DeMatteis’s run on Superman. Whether it turns out to be another character from DC Comics lore remains to be seen, but we won’t have to wait much longer to find out.
Suicide Squad will hit theaters on August 5.
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