In the lead up to the home video release of ‘Suicide Squad’, Warner Home Video has begun posting a weekly series of “Squadtroduction” videos on YouTube. As the name of the series implies, the videos serve to introduce (or rather, reintroduce) the characters featured in the movie ahead of its home video release.
This week’s entry in the series focuses on Captain Boomerang. Primarily, it focuses on the character’s history, abilities, and his role on the team. However, it also includes footage from the film. Among that footage – all of which is, of course, centered on Boomerang – is one of the film’s standout sequences, a flashback that sees finds the Rogue in the middle of a heist that is thwarted by the Flash. Though the speedster (played by Ezra Miller) previously made a brief appearance in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, this marks the first time the DC Extended Universe version of the character has appeared in costume. In addition to marking the first proper appearance of the DCEU Flash, the scene is notably lighter than much of what came before in DC’s films. While the same could be said of ‘Suicide Squad’ itself, the feel of this scene is notable because it was directed by Zack Snyder, who has been heavily criticized for the often grim tone of his DCEU efforts. The video is can be found here:
While ‘Suicide Squad’ was presented as an ensemble film on the lines of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, much of that ensemble ultimately went underutilized in the finished film. Indeed, much of the film’s spotlight fell on Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Rick Flagg, and El Diablo, with the rest of the team playing comparatively minor roles. With an extended cut of the film due to hit store shelves in the near future, hopeful some of their teammates will be given a chance to shine.
‘Suicide Squad’ stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, Karen Fukuhara, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jay Hernandez, and Cara Delevingne. The movie will be available digitally on November 15, 2016, with blu-ray and DVD releases following on December 13. The home video releases will include both the theatrical and extended cuts of the film.