Jared Leto as the Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and of course Adam Beach as Slipknot are among the cartoon villains who come together in the DC Comics-based movie trailer Suicide Squad, much to the delight of Native (and non-Native) comic nerds everywhere.
In the one day since posting the video, it has well over 4-million hits on Youtube and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.
Update: As of January 25th, the video trailer has well over 28 million views.
Adam Beach as Slipknot - Screenshot YouTube Warner Brothers
For those unaware, Suicide Squad is a band of super-villains hired by the U.S government to carry out deadly missions in exchange for reduced prison sentences.
Other members of the Suicide Squad include Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc – and yes he is a Crocodile), Cara Delevingne (Julie Moon / Enchantress) and Karen Fukuhara (Tatsu Yamashiro / Katana).
As the trailer says, these ‘Worst Heroes Ever’ inSuicide Squad will be in theaters - IMAX and 3D – August 5th. The film is directed by David Ayer and is being released by Warner Brothers.
Native Nerd note: Yes, once again a Native American plays someone with ‘Native-like’ skills since Beach is portraying Slipknot, an assassin who is an expert at ropes and knots. At least Slipknot has a bionic arm - although it isn’t yet clear if Beach’s character has the ‘electronically-enhanced’ arm featured in the DC Comics.
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