Year 2016 is definitely a happening year in every field and subject, most importantly the Cinematic Universe of Marvel and DC. Following the release of Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans were somewhat disappointed with this story of Heroes. However, in August 2016, we will be treated to something wholly different.

Suicide Squad will follow a group of super villains who are coerced into going on dangerous missions. That’s right: It won’t be a superhero headlining this film – it’s a group of bad guys! Suicide Squad has been an important presence in the DC Universe since writer John Ostrander revitalized the group in the 1980s, and now they’re getting  a chance to shine in the DC Cinematic Universe.

It wasn’t too long ago that a lucky group of people got to see an early test screening of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. The reactions were extremely positive to say the least, with those in attendance calling it ‘insane’ and ‘amazing’. It’s not just the fans who are digging the flick either, as Warner Bros. is apparently so high on it that they’ve already started ordering up spinoffs for characters like Harley Quinn and Boomerang.

Suicide Squad has appeared in a variety of media, such as Justice League Unlimited, Batman: Assault on Arkham and Arrow, but this will be their first theatrical appearance. Following the release of a mind-blowing teaser trailer, and later two official trailers, fans are eagerly waiting for this particular movie to hit the screens. So what exactly is this Suicide Squad and what other information have we missed?

Release date
Suicide Squad is set for release on August 5, 2016. The main competition for the film will be Pete’s Dragon, which actually debuts a week later on August 12. This gives the film plenty of time to rack up an impressive opening, which is exactly what it is expected to do.

This will probably be a surprise, considering the naturally dark nature of a film that focuses on supervillains. But Suicide Squad is actually shooting for a PG-13 rating. The goal for DC was to make sure the movie would fit in with their other cinematic offerings, such as Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, which scored the almost kid friendly rating earlier this year. Suicide Squad still hasn’t garnered an official rating.

What it’s about
The specific plot for the movie hasn’t been revealed yet, but we can expect the basic premise from the comic books to be the same.  Suicide Squad, officially designated Task Force X, is a secret team of supervillains who have been imprisoned by the United States
government. The team undertakes high-risk missions for the government in exchange for amnesty. If they succeed in their mission, they live to fight another day, and get their sentences reduced. But if they fail, they can just be written off. Hence the nickname, ‘Suicide Squad’.

In the source material, team members also have micro bombs implanted inside them, which can be detonated if they try to escape or cause trouble during the mission. Whether or not this will be featured in the film is not yet known.