For many years, the quality and reputation of DC Comics films have lagged behind Marvel. In an effort to change that, Warner Brothers hired director James Gunn. Gunn is best known for turning the obscure Guardians of the Galaxy into movie superstars.
The resulting film was The Suicide Squad. While the numbers are skewed by the pandemic the movie was a critical and streaming success. And now comes an attached video game, The Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League. A trailer for the game debuted this weekend at DC Fandome.
A press release for the trailer reads:
“Debuted at DC FanDome, the brand-new story trailer sheds light on the origins of Amanda Waller’s infamous Task Force X (a.k.a. the Suicide Squad) as Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang and King Shark begrudgingly embark on their mission to take down the World’s Greatest DC Super Heroes, The Justice League. Featuring an original narrative set within an expansive open-world Metropolis, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League puts the four DC Super-Villains on a collision course with an invading alien force and DC Super Heroes who are now laser-focused on destroying the city they once vowed to protect. All the while, the squad must be mindful of the lethal explosives implanted in their heads that could go off at the first sign of defiance.”
The trailer features a number of DC’s biggest heroes including Green Lantern, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Batman. The heroes, of course, are not acting of their own volition, but are being controlled by super-villain Brainiac.