The Suicide Squad is one of the most intriguing entries in the upcoming slate of the DCEU. Directed by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), the hybrid reboot/sequel will introduce fresh faces to the franchise while also reinstating previous characters from 2016's Suicide Squad from David Ayer.
Based on what's been revealed so far, it's clear that the new version of Task Force X will feature a massive roster of characters. During last August's DC FanDome, Gunn proudly revealed the all-star cast of the film along with their respective characters. It was also during that time that Gunn unveiled a short behind-the-scenes sneak peek of what to expect for the 2021 blockbuster, providing fans with clues on how the narrative will come together.
Despite all the big reveals (and teases) from Gunn, little is known about the overarching plot of The Suicide Squad. However, a new report may shed some light on the film's setting and potential storyline.
Reddit user 20athrowawayaccount uncovered interesting tidbits about The Suicide Squad from the latest issue of Empire Magazine. It was revealed that Task Force X will embark on an "entirely new, sentence-reducing suicide mission."
While sitting down with Empire, The Suicide Squad producer Peter Safran shared that the team has to destroy a "Nazi-era prison" called Jotunheim:
There they have to destroy a Nazi-era prison and laboratory named Jotunheim where political prisoners were held and experimentations took place.
WHAT THIS MEANS
Based on this reveal, it's clear that Task Force X's new mission will be a unique adventure. The R-rated nature of The Suicide Squad was previously teased by Rick Flag actor Joel Kinnaman, and it looks like the dangerous setting could heavily influence that aspect. This is on top of Flula Borg's remark about massive explosions from the film, seemingly hinting that the Nazi-era prison is heavily guarded and unwelcoming to outsiders.
It remains to be seen what brings the team to Corto Maltese, but it's likely that Viola Davis' Amanda Waller is up to no good once again, potentially sending Task Force X to retrieve another mysterious asset. During 2016's Suicide Squad, it was revealed that the person that the team is trying to save was Waller herself, and it's safe to say that it is unlikely that Gunn will repeat that plot point again.
It will be interesting to know what type of asset, may it be another person or artifact, that the team is trying to save this time around. Additionally, it is unknown if naming the prison as Jotunheim serves as a reference to the MCU's Thor franchise, but this callback wouldn't be surprising since Gunn is a huge part of the Marvel franchise. To recap, Jotunheim is the home planet of the Frost Giants, and part of the Nine Realms.
Whatever the case, The Suicide Squad has a captivating plot potential that will surely excite fans.