You might know that the Joker is in the Suicide Squad movie, but what about the rest of the bunch or even the general background of the squad? Never fret, because these are the basics you need to know about the DC Comics characters in the Suicide Squad film, which represents a big step in the shared DC cinematic universe also occupied by Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman, and Justice League.
Sick of Superman smiling and flying in blue skies? Then Suicide Squad is for you. Started by Amanda Waller, a government black ops leader, the Suicide Squad (aka Task Force X) is a collection of convicts who are sent on dangerous missions for the good ol' US of A. Director David Ayer's team features familiar faces like Deadshot (Will Smith) and Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) but also recent additions like Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and Katana (Karen Fukuhara).
So lock and load! This list runs through all the players featured in the 2016 Suicide Squad movie. Consider this the essential who's who list for the Suicide Squad cast of characters.