After the terrible mess that was Suicide Squad, the future for its upcoming instalments seems to be rather bleak.

The sequel to Suicide Squad is still in the works, but really, who’s to say fans won’t be let down once again? After all, DCEU has done little to restore faith in its superhero films, with Wonder Woman being the rare exception.

Perhaps, then, it’s time head over to DC Universe Animated Original Movies for a positive change instead.


Enter Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, which was first announced in San Diego Comic Convention 2017. It, of course, stars the notorious squad – Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, Killer Frost, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn, and Copperhead – on a mission to retrieve a powerful mystical object, as they battle alongside one another to fight off other villains, who are vying for it themselves as well.

Like all material revolving around the superhero genre, the trailer reel features lots of blood-pumping action, fighting sequences, and familiar faces, against a music backdrop of heavy bass and thumping rhythm. Seems to be much hell to pay, indeed.

As it should be, Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay earns its R rating for sexual content, brief graphic nudity, strong bloody violence, and some drug material. This, at least, gives off a sense of realism – we’re talking about hardened criminals, whose offences are probably worth more than a lifetime’s jail sentence, intentional or not – which means viewers are promised a wild, adrenaline-filled ride down the path of craziness.

Among other cast, the members of Task Force X are voiced by Christian Slater (Deadshot), Billy Brown (Bronze Tiger), Liam McIntyre (Captain Boomerang), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Killer Frost), Gideon Emery (Copperhead), and Tara Strong (Harley Quinn).

The animated film is scheduled to be released on April, 10, 2018 for Blu-ray, digital, and DVD, and may it breathe a new lease of life into Suicide Squad before the sequel arrives in 2019.


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Si Jia is a causal geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.