Flash, due for introduction in the second season of Arrow, will have company. In the wake of all the news, regarding The Flash’s Arrow debut and subsequent spin-off series, comes word that other DCU characters (The Suicide Squad) will be making their debut as well.
The DC villains Bronze Tiger, to be played by Michael Jai White, and Sabastian Blood, to be played by Kevin Alejandro, will be introduced in Arrow‘s second season. With the character Deadshot (Michael Rowe) scheduled to return, the announced additions has launched speculative hopes for a formal introduction of The Suicide Squad. Speculation made easier by The Flash’s presence, since a signature Flash villain, Capt. Boomerang, has also been a long standing Suicide Squad member.
About the Suicide Squad:
The team is partially made up of imprisoned supervillains who agree to serve as expendable agents performing extremely dangerous missions, which are officially denied by the US Government using the prisoners’ participation as rationale to claim that the incidents are merely attacks by criminals, in return for a full pardon for their actions. This served as an explanation for the seeming revolving door justice in the DC Universe where a villain would be defeated and captured by a hero only to turn up free again a short time later. In addition, there are other non-prisoner members such as Nemesis and Nightshade who participate in the team as part of individual arrangements. The Suicide Squad operates out of Belle Reve prison in Louisiana.
To prevent members escaping in the field, the prisoners are shackled with an explosive bracelet that will detonate a certain distance from the field leader, who was typically Rick Flag, who wore a remote control that could detonate or disengage the bracelets as desired. The deadly martial artist called the Bronze Tiger acts as a backup disciplinary measure, and later, with the death of Rick Flag, as field leader of the team.
The group is largely run by Amanda Waller, although at times someone else acts as a cover for her, especially after the existence of the Suicide Squad becomes public. Eventually, the Suicide Squad leaves the government’s control and becomes a freelance operation.
The inaugural success of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will likely result in a surge of comic book/ superhero themed TV projects. Projects that may parallel the big screen joint universe race, between Marvel and DC comics, in both scale and stakes. In the event of Flash‘s success, and the continued success of Arrow, calls for a Suicide Squad series will only increase.
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