Early Preview: DC Animation’s Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay Reveals Cast and Synopsis

With the voice cast announced, Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay should be released sometime in the spring of 2018. As part of the the DC Animated Universe, the movie will be the first one from that universe to feature Suicide Squad.

At the 2017 San Diego Comic Con, Warner Bros. announced a slew of DC animated films that were in development which included Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay, as part of their grand project of having a DC animated universe with interconnected story lines.

With the release possibly being a few months away (still no release date as of this writing), Warner Bros. released the cast list for the movie that you can see down below:

Christian Slater (Deadshot)
Billy Brown (Bronze Tiger)
Liam McIntyre (Captain Boomerang)
Kristin Bauer van Straten (Killer Frost)
Gideon Emery (Copperhead)
Tara Strong (Harley Quinn)
Vanessa Williams (Amanda Waller)
C. Thomas Howell (Zoom)
Dania Ramirez (Scandal Savage)
James Urbaniak (Professor Pyg)
Julie Nathanson (Silver Banshee)
Jim Pirri (Vandal Savage and Vertigo)
Greg Grunberg (Maxum Steel)
Dave Fennoy (Blockbuster and Tobias Whale)
Cissy Jones (Knockout)
Natalie Lander (Darma)
Trevor Devall (Punch)
Dave Boat (Harvey Dent/Two-Face)
Matthew Mercer (Savage Gunman)

As for the movie itself, the story revolves around Task Force X (Suicide Squad) being charged with a mission to retrieve a magical artifact at the behest of the force’s director, Amanda Waller. The problem facing the team though is that they’re not the only ones going after the artifact. In fact, it’s a motley crew of DC super villains who are after the artifact according to the films synopsis:

Amanda Waller’s secret team Task Force X (consisting of Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, Killer Frost, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn and Copperhead) is sent to retrieve a powerful mystical object that they will risk their lives to steal. Unfortunately for the Suicide Squad, there are other villains who want the prize, and they must win a race to get it, in order to stay alive.

Based on the synopsis and the cast list, one could surmise that those villains are going to be such iconic villains as Zoom, Vandal Savage, Two-Face, etc. The track record for DC Animation speaks for itself so one could expect some really interesting fights and interactions between all these characters (although one should also note that this movie has nothing to do with the other animated film featuring Suicide Squad Batman: Assault On Arkham).

After this movie comes out the next set of movies set in this animated universe include a pair movies based on the Death of Superman story. Death of Superman is set to release later in 2018 with Reign Of The Supermen set for release in early 2019.


Joseph Marcas

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