Thursday, April 16, 2015

"Suicide Squad" - First Look @ 'Deadshot'

Sneak Peek your first look @ actor Will Smith as he preps to play DC Comics super-villain 'Deadshot' in director David Ayer's "Suicide Squad":

'Floyd Lawton' aka 'Deadshot' debuted in DC's "Batman" #59 (June/July 1950), created by Bob Kane, David Vern Reed and Lew Schwartz.

The character is a top marksmen possessing superhuman precision, due to a cybernetic eye...

...which also provides mission and target data. He is also  a proficient hand-to-hand combatant and able to hold his own against groups of low level combatants.

Probably his most defining trait is a desire to die in a spectacular fashion, this being his primary motivation for joining the Squad. He feels he has no reason to continue living, and, while he does not want to commit suicide, he simply does not care if he dies.

"Suicide Squad", aka "Task Force X", debuted in DC Comics' "The Brave and the Bold" (vol. 1) #25 (1959) then revived in DC's "Legends" #3 (1987). 

The current 'Suicide Squad', created by John Ostrander is an anti-hero team of incarcerated super-villains who act as assets for the government...

...undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.

The group operates out of 'Belle Reve Penitentiary', under the command of government agent 'Dr. Amanda Blake Waller' (Viola Davis)  nicknamed 'The Wall'. 

She later served as 'Secretary of Metahuman Affairs' under US President 'Lex Luthor' before being arrested...

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Suicide Squad"...