Seems all those meetings Warner Bros. held all those months ago have finally pumped the company into taking its properties more seriously, as it is diving into the DC vaults to pull out properties to exploit into films.  Green Lantern, Jonah Hex, Justice League, Flash, Super Max, Wonder Woman are all in production — okay, probably not Wonder Woman, but there will be another Superman and Batman film for sure, because, well, that last Superman film did so well in the theaters…  The latest series to get the movie treatment is the government sponsored Suicide Squad.

“Suicide Squad” will feature a mix of well-known and unknown villains recruited by the government to accomplish a task deemed too dangerous for superheroes. The historically independent operators must bury their own interpersonal conflicts and agendas to form a cohesive unit to take on a singular task.

suicidesquadv1_1.jpgIf Warner Bros. uses the Amanda Waller era Task Force X, does that mean we’ll get to see at least some of the people on this list in the film?

  • Amanda Waller
  • Black Orchid
  • Bronze Tiger
  • Captain Boomerang (Digger Harkness)
  • Captain Cold
  • Count Vertigo
  • Deadshot
  • Doctor Light (Arthur Light)
  • Duchess (Lashina)
  • Enchantress
  • Javelin
  • Karin Grace
  • Major Victory (William Vickers)
  • Nemesis (Tom Tresser)
  • Nightshade
  • Oracle
  • Poison Ivy
  • Punch and Jewelee
  • Ravan
  • Rick Flag, Jr.
  • Shade, the Changing Man
  • Vixen

The Variety report has producer Dan Lin working this up into a franchise, so if all goes well, we could see everyone on this list eventually.

Okay Major Spoilers Legion, who do you want to see in the Suicide Squad movie, and who do you want to play those roles?  I know, it’s a topic that ends up being a lot of fan masturbation, but don’t you all want to see Whoopie Goldberg playing Amanda Waller on the big screen?  Come’on you know you do…

via Variety

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Slappy
    February 25, 2009 at 11:44 pm — Reply

    I would love to see the Amanda Waller 80’s Suicide Squad on the big sreen.If they take the first story arc, including the death of Mindboggler, using those characters, I think it would be great. Fighting Middle Eastern terrorists called the Jihad, that is a relavent now as it was then.
    Amanda Waller – Dig up Lynne Thigpen
    Deadshot – Josh Holloway
    Captain Boomerang- David Tennant
    Bronze Tiger Terrance Howard (Not doing anything now)
    Nightshade- Angelina Jolie
    Rick Flagg Jr. – Scott Cann
    Plastique – Sophie Marcea or any other french chick
    Enchantress – Angelina Jolie ( The schizo charachter with the most depth in the beginning)
    Mind Boggler – Sarah Michelle Geller (Make hr so punk you don’t recognize her)

  2. Slappy
    February 25, 2009 at 11:46 pm — Reply

    Maybe throw Slipknot in just to blow his arm off when Captain Boomerang convinces him to run and see if they have the nerve to do it.

  3. Randallw
    February 26, 2009 at 2:53 am — Reply

    I’m not familiar with all those characters but I’ll try to cover those I am familiar with.

    I just think Captain Boomerang is too gimmicky. Comedy is comedy but if you want some respect for a film you don’t make one of the characters someone who throws boomerangs (and I’m Australian). However I only really know him from Identity Crisis (assuming we mean the father one, not his son). However if they did a Ultimate Hawkeye and made him a Bullseye clone I could see that working.

    Captain Cold might work, but again not by relying on a gimmicky cold gun, although that might work. Better still would be generally cold based powers.

    Deadshot is one of my favourites. He’s fine as he is and I’d be dissapointed if they did change him. I can’t think of any one in particular who looks good with a porn’stache (as I believe they’re called)

    Again, Count Vertigo is also a favourite of mine, mostly because we have the same disability. I think thouigh that he would require more than just ‘makes people dizzy’, although it could work if we see victims throwing up and their vision going all over the place.

    Doctor light in ‘light’ of Identity Crisis could be interesting if only as the pervert even the others don’t want anything to do with.

    I’m not familiar with Nemesis. Isn’t he a Batman related character with a black turtleneck and a holster over one shoulder. If so we already have Deadshot doing gun duty, but a quick search shows he’s a disguise master so maybe he could be an A-Team ‘face’ clone.

    I’m assuming Oracle isn’t Barbara Gordon, though a tech/research operative could fit. Plenty of movies have the nerd hacker character the main characters call on.

    Poison Ivy is interesting, they could play up the eco-terrorist angle, but I think she’s too connected to Batman. The JLU series had a boycott I believe on Batman villains except for the Joker.

    Shade, the changing man, sounds like a shapeshifter, which might work except that if he changes into people that puts Nemisis out, and if he changes into animals that could conflict with a empowered Vixen who could change into animals not just use their power.

  4. February 26, 2009 at 3:36 am — Reply

    The concept of the film might work for one very extraordinary superhero/-villain movie. I would see it in the theatres, if only because Task Force X was one of my favourite episodes on Justice League Unlimited.

  5. Katzedecimal
    February 26, 2009 at 9:01 am — Reply

    *falls on knees and prays* Please, gods, please please please put Captain Boomerang I up on the silver screen, please please pleeeeeeeease, I’ll even capitalise you and spell ‘capitalise’ in American if you put Captain Boomerang I in the film, pleeeeeeeeease.

    …but I’ll settle for Captain Boomerang II if the guy cast is as much a hottie as Owen is…..

  6. Lifeisaglitch
    February 26, 2009 at 9:23 am — Reply

    BAD IDEA! These characters or at least a couple of them need to be introduced seperately in other DC franchise movies or else it wont work, its gonna end up feeling like the GI Joe movie….–A secret team of government…bla bla bla—. It should feel more heisty, like a team-up movie not a team movie.
    It can be done really well though…Heat and Ronin are good movies.

    But dont give them matching bodyarmors/outfits!!!

  7. Graciela
    February 26, 2009 at 11:53 am — Reply

    Yes!!!! Who doesn’t love a villain being forced to work for the government? I don’t think we need separate movies to know any of them before they work as a team. If done correctly, it can work all on its own. Look at Watchmen.

    I don’t have any actors or actresses in mind and I’m pretty flexible on who is in the team. But these are characters I absolutely need to see in the movie.

    Deadshot please! We need Floyd in a movie. I just have no idea who should play him.
    Vixen. Anyone but Halle Berry.
    Captain Boomerang. Put some hair on him and Michael Rosenbaum wouldn’t be so bad.
    Amanda Waller, of course. No super skinny actresses or skinny ones who gain weight for the part.

  8. February 26, 2009 at 2:12 pm — Reply

    I expect that film Amanda Waller will look like comic book/cartoon Amanda Waller in the same way I expect that this *next* lottery ticket will finally be the one that wins it all for me.

    Uh-huh. :/

  9. Turks
    February 26, 2009 at 8:03 pm — Reply

    we need a really fat black woman for amanda waller so put eddy murphy in the fat suit like in the nutty professor

  10. The Dude
    February 27, 2009 at 8:32 am — Reply

    Seriously WB, Suicide Squad before the Flash? Before Green Arrow? Man, Marvel kicks DC/Warner’s ass in every way.

    • February 27, 2009 at 8:52 am — Reply

      The Dude – Technically Super Max is the Green Arrow movie…

  11. The Dude
    February 28, 2009 at 2:43 am — Reply

    Stephen Scleicher- Thanks for the info. I didn’t know anything about the Super Max film. Yes, I live under a rock.

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