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The helicopter crash scene was the last to be shot just in case any of the actors got injured and filming was delayed.
The majority of the cast and crew got the tattoo "SKWAD" in honor of this film. The tattoos were even applied by some of the cast members, Margot Robbie and Will Smith.
When perfecting the Joker's laugh, Jared Leto publicly tried different laughs in New York City and Toronto to see which ones made people the most uncomfortable.
To prepare for his role as Deadshot, Will Smith shaved his head and spent time training with Navy SEALS and Army Rangers, practicing firing a Glock 9mm handgun and an AR-15 rifle. The actor turned out to be a quick learner, particularly with long distance shots using the AR-15.
Several scenes of Killer Croc's backstory were removed from the final cut, including scenes depicting his entire life as a social outcast due to his physical appearance and convincing himself that he is beautiful in his own way. Croc crossed paths with Batman while working as muscle-for-hire for numerous Gotham crime bosses, while secretly planning to take over one day. There were also scenes displaying his affinity for making sculptures out of discarded materials. Aside from jokes about Croc viewing himself as 'beautiful,' none of these were retained in the final cut. Also deleted was a scene where he becomes sick during the helicopter escort to Midway City, throws up half-digested pieces of goat, and then eats them again, disgusting the nearby Navy SEALs.
Margot Robbie revealed at San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 that although the cast members of the squad had extensive rehearsals together, she and Jared Leto did not rehearse prior to filming their scenes. She and director David Ayer felt it added to the unpredictability and madness of Harley Quinn and The Joker.
Tom Hardy was originally cast as Rick Flag but dropped out to do The Revenant (2015). Hardy had previously played Bane in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), who was a former member of the Suicide Squad in the comic books. Hardy later expressed his regret at leaving the role, given that he did not want to lose the work.
In May 2016, Warner Bros. announced that Margot Robbie would reprise her role as Harley Quinn in an upcoming Gotham City Sirens, which she would also produce. Not much has been revealed about the project, but it is rumored to be focused on the female heroes and villains of the DC Universe.
Jared Leto got so immersed in playing The Joker that he wouldn't break out of character on set even when he wasn't filming. He even sent his fellow cast members "Joker-like" presents: a live rat to Margot Robbie and bullets to Will Smith, a soiled Playboy magazine to Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and a dead hog, anal beads and used condoms for the whole crew. Scott Eastwood commented that Leto frightened him at times with his behavior, and Smith mentioned that he actually never met the real Leto.
During the first scenes of Harley Quinn's origins, there is a montage that includes Margot Robbie dancing with The Joker while wearing the original red and black Harlequin suit her character was invented with in the 1990s. This shot is inspired by artist Alex Ross's painted cover for "Batman: Harley Quinn #1," which was the character's official entry into DC Comic's main universe.
The Joker's car, the Jokermobile, is a customised Infiniti G35 Vaydor.
During Deadshot's "dossier" sequence at the start of the film, the list of weapons with which he is deadly includes the potato cannon.
Ryan Gosling was sought out first for the role of The Joker. He reportedly turned down the role because he did not want to sign on for a multi-picture deal that the studio was requiring.
Harley Quinn wields an umbrella that is red and black, which is her original color scheme from Batman: The Animated Series (1992). She also wields a baseball bat, her trademark weapon from the "Batman: Arkham" video games.
Jared Leto chose not to re-watch the performance given by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (2008) because he felt he needed to form his own version of the character. He did not want to copy or lift material from any previous film version. Instead, he focused more on the comic book versions of the iconic villain.
It took the makeup team five hours for the prosthetic make-up to be applied to Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, with the makeup applied to his head and shoulders while the rest was body paint.
Early cuts of the film included more interaction with Captain Boomerang and Harley Quinn, with Harley severely disliking him despite growing affectionate to all the other members of the squad.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje did extensive research for Killer Croc, reading decades worth of material from the comics with the character. He also observed actual crocodiles and researched cannibalism.
The Ace Chemicals scene where Joker finishes Harley's transformation was initially longer in the original cut, with Harley jumping into the chemicals and with more bits of dialogue from Joker.
The baseball bat used by Harley Quinn was given to Kevin Smith as a "thank you" for hosting Dawn of the Justice League (2016).
The Batmobile chase scene with Batman pursuing Harley Quinn and Joker was originally longer, with more interaction between Joker and Harley. One of the examples, presented in all the trailers, is the Joker punching the roof of his car.
Jared Leto shaved his eyebrows in order to play The Joker, to make him look more deranged and psychotic. Coincidentally, Jay Hernandez, who plays El Diablo, also shaved his eyebrows for his role since his character was designed to have no hair on his body. For Hernandez, the choice saved him half an hour a day in the makeup chair.
Jared Leto took inspiration from the Batman comic "Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth," which portrayed The Joker as a transcendent, unsettling and seductive person. He also cites gospel music, shamans and Mexican cartels as an influence on the character.
Jared Leto visited New York Comic Con 2015 in disguise and took a picture with an unsuspecting fan cosplaying The Joker.
Many of Joker's scenes were omitted from the final cut.
A bar scene with Harley taking everyone's orders was featured in several trailers but was edited for the theatrical release. In the scene Deadshot calls for a shot, Katana wants whiskey, Croc and Boomerang settle for beer, Harley asks Diablo wants and he prefers water which she jokes, "is a good idea." In the finished film it cuts directly to Deadshot's speech about them all almost pulling the mission off. It is added into the Extended cut of the film, with extra dialogue from Deadshot and Diablo.
Each of the Squad wears an item that references their comic book history: -George Harkness has on a blue shirt with "Captain" on it, in a homage Captain Boomerang's blue uniform (it's also got a design of little boomerangs on it). -Killer Croc wears clothes made out of crocodile skin. -June Moone/Enchantress has on a moon-styled headpiece to keep her powers in control (in the comics it was a necklace). -Chato Santana has a sweatshirt reading "Diablo", his superhero title. -Katana's outfit echoes her "New 52" uniform (a black suit) and her classic suits (which had Japanese rising suns as her symbol). -Harley Quinn's color scheme is red and blue, inspired by her appearance in the "New 52" DC comics where she is a member of the Squad. -Deadshot uses an eyepiece that resembles his comic avatar
Enchantress' appearance in this film is meant to lead into Justice League Dark (2017). In the comics, she has a role in the ensemble.
Jai Courtney is reported as saying, "I'll never be in a comic-book movie." He changed his mind after finding out David Ayer was to direct/produce this film.
Viola Davis read M.E. Thomas' autobiography "Confessions of a Sociopath" to prepare for her role as Amanda Waller.
The strip club Harley Quinn is shown in is The Joker's "smile and grin."
Jared Leto tore his labrum while performing a stunt for this film.
The Joker's various clothes in this film are based on the clothes he wore in the "Batman" comics. The tuxedo and white gloves come from "Death in the Family" (1988), the white coat and purple shirt comes from "Dark Knight Returns" (1986), The Joker's brown waistcoat comes from "Joker" (2008).
Within three weeks of the teaser-trailer being released, it had racked up more views than both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) trailers.
While reading the comic books in preparation to direct the film, David Ayer had Margot Robbie in mind for the role of Harley Quinn. However, Emma Roberts was offered for the role by Warner Bros., but she turned it down to star in Scream Queens (2015). Olivia Thirlby, Imogen Poots, Alison Brie, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, Emma Watson, Emily Browning, Zooey Deschanel, Lily Collins, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Sara Paxton, Amanda Seyfried and Evan Rachel Wood were also considered for the role of Harley Quinn.
David Ayer cast Cara Delevingne before there was an actual script. He asked her to prepare for her role as Enchantress by stripping naked in the woods, preferably underneath a full moon, and walking in the mud at night. She reportedly did so, on the secluded compound of her sister's mansion, for some much-needed privacy.
Will Smith had lengthy talks with director David Ayer about his nasty past experiences, fears and frustrations, in order to get to the core of his character Deadshot. He later found that Ayer recalled some of these to him during filming, in order to get Smith into the right frame of mind.
Part of this film is set in Midway City. In the DC Comics, this was the home of the superhero couple Hawkman and Hawkgirl.
Just like his preparation to portray Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Jared Leto shaved his entire body (except his head) to play the Joker.
Margot Robbie kept Harley Quinn's jacket and the baseball bat.
The Enchantress is the name of villainous characters in both DC and Marvel Comics, who coincidentally both wield magic and are clothed in green. The Enchantress of Marvel is a rival of Thor, while DC's is not primarily an antagonist on any one hero. In this film, she has been completely re-designed in order to look visually different and unique.
David Ayer revealed in a Q&A on twitter that King Shark was originally going to appear in the film but would only have been possible as a fully CGI character, his replacement Killer Croc was portrayed practically with makeup and prosthetics.
Director David Ayer described this film as a "comic-book version of The Dirty Dozen (1967)."
Cara Delevingne auditioned for the role of Enchantress by reading for Martha from Edward Albee's play "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?" She was asked to read the part in several different ways, in order to reflect June Moone's split personality. By the end of the audition, she was ready to beat people up: "David Ayer sparked a fury in me, you got to come get me out of jail because I was so furious!"
Writer Paul Dini, who created Harley Quinn in Batman: The Animated Series (1992), said he found her look optimistic and promising.
Scenes of El Diablo that were removed from the final cut include him observing the flame of a lit match, before putting it out due to his vow to no longer use his powers and being escorted to a training center by being placed in a tube that fills with water to quell his flames, and then unceremoniously dropped onto the ground.
The first trailer for this film shown at Comic-Con 2015 featured a cover version of The Bee Gees's classic "I Started A Joke." This version was specifically created for that preview by trailer music company Confidential Music (with vocals by Becky Hanson), and made quite an impact with audiences. The cover version is included on the official soundtrack (which is remarkable as such cover versions created only for promotional material are normally not released to the public).
This film takes place after the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
This movie was filmed in Toronto, Ontario in June 2015 under the code name "Bravo 14."
In an interview, director David Ayer said that in this film, a different side of Batman can be seen as he is shown from a villain's perspective.
Belle Reve Penetentiary is the headquarters of the Suicide Squad. "Belle Reve" is a French mistranslation for "beautiful dream."
The mercenary Deathstroke briefly had an appearance in this film, and Joe Manganiello was considered for the role. He is slated to appear in Ben Affleck's Batman movie.
Killer Croc is based on his original debut appearance in the 80s (an aspiring criminal kingpin) and his appearance in the "Joker" comic (a huge black man with a skin condition who indulges in cannibalism).
Harley's choker necklace has the word "puddin" written on it. This is one of the many pet names she used in the animated series when speaking to The Joker.
Oprah Winfrey, Viola Davis, Kerry Washington and Octavia Spencer were all front runners for the role of Amanda Waller, before Davis was cast.
The John F. Ostrander Federal Building was named after Suicide Squad creator John Ostrander.
In early cuts of the film, its opening detailed June Moon's posession by Enchantress in real time. Reshoots reshuffled the scene to be later in the movie in flashback form in favor of a new opening centered on Deadshot in the prison cell, watching the rain fall and thinking about his daughter.
Scenes of Rick Flag and June Moon's romantic relationship, including him reading the files of the Suicide Squad recruits after Waller delivers them to him and a scene of Flag and Moon out on a date, were removed from the final cut.
Some of Katana's soul taker scenes, some of which were present in the trailers, with her eyes blackening as she uses her blade, didn't make it into the final cut.
Joker tells Harley that he has some grape soda waiting for her. Although this may be coincidence, Harley drank grape soda in one of her most famous comic books - Mad Love - as she waited for Batman to wake up to kill him.
Following the success of the movie's first wide-release trailer, featuring Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, its editors Trailer Park Inc. were invited to produce a cut of the movie. Their new music-heavy version was tested against David Ayer's own cut, although the released version of the movie incorporates ideas from both.
On July 11, 2015, the first trailer for this film was shown at Comic Con 2015. Warner Bros. did not intend the trailer to be widely seen, but later relented and publicly released the trailer a few days later.
Vixen, Multiplex and Mindboggler were added in the film's original script before being cut.
Jared Leto revealed in an interview that among the infamous gifts he sent his co-stars were more appropriate items, too. "I did give some really nice, Sweet gifts as well," Leto said while promoting the film in New York city, "I gave cupcakes". But then he added with a devilish grin", "I don't think they should have eaten the cupcakes", he quipped, "I also wrote everyone a poem as well", Leto said adding, "It helped me think about who they were and kind of created this illusion of a relationship and make the circumstances a little more realistic". Leto then teased, "The funny thing about the gifts is no one has actually talked about the craziest stuff, I didn't get thank you notes for some of the gifts" Leto boasted, "I'm not going to say who or what or what specific gift was thanked, but there were a lot", "Joker likes to share his toys."
Margot Robbie kept the live rat that Jared Leto sent her and she even gave it a name; "Rat-Rat", she added "If Harley got something from Joker, she'd probably cherish it," she told E! Magazine.
Troian Bellisario turned down the role of June Moone/Enchantress due to scheduling conflicts with Pretty Little Liars (2010). Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan, Megan Fox, Ellen Page, Krysten Ritter, Emma Stone, Alicia Vikander, Shailene Woodley, Emilia Clarke and Alexandra Daddario were all considered for the role.
Diablo is revealed to be in the Hillside gang- which is visible on his jacket. In David Ayer's previous film Training Day (2001), Alonzo hires this gang to kill Hoyt.
The scene of the Joker interrogating Captain Griggs, including the line, "I can't wait to show you my new toys," was in several trailers, but was removed from the final cut.
In a joke segment called "First Drafts" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015), one of the taglines for Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), "We had twenty years to prepare. So did they", was spoofed, saying its first draft really was: "For 20 years Will Smith said 'NO.' So we just made it without him." Moreover, and similarly, for Smith's Suicide Squad (2016) released in the same year, which has one tagline that states, "Worst. Heroes. Ever.", the first draft was: "The movie Will Smith did instead of Independence Day [: Resurgence]".
Cara Delevingne uses an American accent to play Dr. June Moone, but in order to play her dark side (the Enchantress), she uses her natural English accent.
Margot Robbie has stated that if she wasn't cast as Harley Quinn she would like to attempt to play Amanda Waller.
Waylon Jones/Killer Croc has only eight lines of dialogue in the whole movie totaling 64 words.
Although she has prior martial arts experience with a brown striped belt in karate, Karen Fukuhara trained alongside her castmates during about 2 months of pre-production in order to learn how to wield a sword correctly.
The first footage of the movie was shown in a teaser trailer during the Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic-Con in 2015. The trailer was meant to be a glorified sizzle reel, essentially highlighting the different characters, and Warner Bros. had no intention of releasing it to the public. When a low quality version of the trailer, that was filmed by someone in attendence at the panel, surfaced online, Warner Bros. decided to release the high quality version to the public, making it the film's first official trailer.
Shortly after arriving in Midway City, Deadshot asks for some help from Harley on an escape plan, and refers to getting some help from her 'Friend', the Joker. She replies with 'You're my friend too" which may be a possible allusion to Batman: Assault on Arkham, where there was a relationship between Harley, and Deadshot.
Cara Delevingne listened to rock music from Nick Cave and Megadeth to get into the right mood to play the Enchantress.
The songs chosen for the trailers - Spirit in the Sky, Bohemian Rhapsody and Ballroom Blitz - are in the Wayne's World movie soundtrack.
Margot Robbie celebrated her 25th birthday on the set in her Harley Quinn costume with her own birthday cake which she posted on her Instagram and Twitter account.
Margot Robbie spent over three hours in the makeup chair to be transformed into Harley Quinn. She had to have her skin painted white, apply 20 temporary tattoos, apply Harley Quinn's wig, and get into costume.
Ryan Gosling, Sharlto Copley and Matt Smith were considered for the role of the Joker.
Arkham Asylum's gates in the movie are identical to the ones from the television show Gotham (2014).
Margot Robbie did the majority of her own stunts.
Harley Quinn's revolver is a .357 Magnum customized Chiappa "Rhino" 60DS with white grips inlaid with a gold Joker emblem and gold decoration on the barrel shroud.
Scott Eastwood's father Clint Eastwood was considered for the role of Two-Face on Batman (1966), before producers decided not to use the character.
Mark Hamill has said that he like Jared Leto's performance as The Joker,Hamill voices the character in the Arkham games and in Batman the animated series (1992)which Harley Quinn made her first appearance in.
Jared Leto had to prepare physically for the role of Joker, as it required a lot of working out for being in the desired shape. But the actor was so fit and in shape already that within two months, he got himself ripped and shooting started.
Rumors that Christopher Plummer would appear in a cameo as Ra's Al Ghul turned out not to be true.
Captain Boomerang is traditionally a Flash villain.
Joker's primary handgun is a .45 ACP customized Colt Gold Cup Trophy (not the more well-known National Match) with a purple finished slide and frame with all the other parts being gold plated.
Ted Whittall (Admiral Olsen) portrayed Rick Flag in the Suicide Squad version of Smallville (2001).
Including the Extended Cut, The Joker (Jared Leto) has 12 minutes of screen-time with 50 lines of dialogue.
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it took 3 hours each day to apply the tattoos and makeup to Jared Leto for the Joker.
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Katana is never out of her costume. She is briefly seen without her mask, but for the entire movie she is wearing her superhero costume.
Cara Delevigne admits to not having read any Enchantress comics prior to accepting the role or during production of the film.
In the scene where Harley smashes a storefront window to steal a purse, the shirts on display in the window read "SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM" which in Latin reads "If you want peace, prepare for war."
Early on in production, Scott Eastwood and Common were widely believed to be playing Jason Todd and The Tattooed Man respectively. Both of these rumors turned out to be false.
David Ayer considered giving Shia LeBouf a part in the film, however Warner Bros. allegedly vetoed this decision, due to his reputation.
Despite being first and second billed Will Smith (Deadshot) and Joker (Jared Leto) never interact or share screen time.
Strangely enough, every single US soldier in the film appears to be a Special Operations Forces member; aside from Col. Flag, Lt. Edwards' SEALs, and the 160th SOAR helicopter crewmen, even the background 'infantry' soldiers wear the insignia of either the 75th Ranger Regiment or even Special Forces.
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The restaurant Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) enters in the beginning of the film, The Cicada, is a real restaurant. However, The Cicada is not located in Washington D.C.. It is located in Los Angeles and the Washington D.C. decal underneath the logo on the windows were added for production.
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David Ayer heavily considered casting Freddy Rodriguez as Chato Santana/El Diablo before finalizing on Jay Hernandez.
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As the movie was made by comic fans, it's full with Easter eggs considering other comic movies. For example, when Harley Quinn is robbing a purse she destroys a showcase and the logo of the Watchmen can be seen in the background.
Out of every actor in the film, Jared Leto is the only one to win an Oscar.
This film broke Batman: The Movie (1966)'s record of featuring the most villains in a Batman related live action film.
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When Harley Quinn is describing Katanas appearance she says her height is 5'5, Karen Fukuhara is actually 5'2.
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Like the previous DC Universe movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad features a quote from Nabokov's Lolita. On one occasion Joker refers to Harley as "fire in my loins".
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Will Smith portrays Deadshot. The costume for the character, and all of his weapons, have written on them the phrase, "I am the Light, the Way", a reference to Jesus Christ. Will Smith starred as Robert Neville in I Am Legend (2007), and that character also has many references to Jesus Christ.
This is the second movie in which Will Smith and Margot Robbie co-starred. They took the main roles in the film Focus.
Wilhelm Scream: when Incubus takes down the second Apache Longbow helicopter in Midway City, the scream is mixed into the explosion.
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Jake Gyllenhaal was offered the role of Rick Flag but turn it down
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Jai Courtney was rumored to be in talks for Deadshot before being cast as Captain Boomerang.
Will Smith and spouse Jada Pinkett Smith both have acted as characters from Gotham City.
According to the veteran-owned website SOFREP.com Facebook page, many U.S. Special Operations Forces veterans were technical advisors for the film and at least one, Kevin Vance, even played a Navy SEAL onscreen. Vance is credited as 'Ski', and can be distinguished from the other SEALs as he is bald.
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In the Blitz trailer for Suicide Squad, two songs are playing: "You Don't Own Me" by Grace and "Ballroom Blitz" by Sweet. The latter starting exactly halfway through the trailer.
On the back of Harley Quinn's jacket, it says "Property of the Joker," saying that the Joker owns her.
A Nimitz-class aircraft carrier appears in the film; based on her antennae configuration and the appearance of her 'island' superstructure, the depicted aircraft carrier is the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76).
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Raymond Olubowale was initially reported to have been cast as Nanue/King Shark, although he does not appear in the final cut.
Despite reports that Ike Barinholtz's character would be the main villain, this was far from true.
Director David Ayer is a DC comic book fan in real life.
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For inspiration as the Joker Jared Leto revealed in an interview: "I look at all kinds of things. I think the Joker is a cross between a snake, a hyena, maybe a gorilla in there somewhere, the fun thing about the Joker is that he's completely insane there are no rules no right answer there's a lot of freedom".
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The military helicopters featured in the film include:
  • An MH-60L Direct Action Penetrator (DAP) Black Hawk gunship, with the number '23' on its door, shoots down 'Savior One-Zero', another helicopter that the Joker and his men had hijacked, and is called in to extract Waller, but is brought down by Incubus.


  • A 'regular' MH-60L Black Hawk helicopter, not in DAP configuration, delivers Captain Boomerang to the 'party' at Midway City in a sack.


  • MH-47G Chinooks. They carried Task Force X and the accompanying SEALs into Midway City; one of them, 'Six-One', is shot down by Enchantress' minions, and another Chinook, the aforementioned 'Savior One-Zero', was the extraction for the Task Force but is hijacked by the Joker before it can do so.


  • A Hughes 500 standing in for an MH-6 Little Bird carries Col. Flag into the Midway City airport base to meet with his new team.


  • A pair of AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters attempt to kill Incubus during his initial 'breakout' in Midway City with their M230 30mm chain guns, but are destroyed themselves.




Of these, all but the Apaches are operated exclusively by the elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.
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The blue-black camouflage pattern used by the U.S. Navy SEALs in the film is a combination of several patterns, including the Desert Storm-era 'chocolate chip' desert pattern, the new U.S. Army standard Multicam/Operational Camouflage Pattern, a U.S. Marine 'Urban-T' pattern from 1999, 'Flecktarn', and the French 'Lizard' pattern, known overall as 'Bravoflauge'.
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Director David Ayer explained On why he gave the Joker tattoos and the grill in his teeth was to show him as being "Damaged".
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Director David Ayer nicknamed Jared Leto's version of the Joker 'Smiley'- which was also the name of a character in Training Day (2001) which Ayer wrote the screenplay for.
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Deadshot, a hired assassin, is featured as an adversary of Batman (played by Ben Affleck). Bullseye, a similar assassin from Marvel Comics, was featured as the antagonist (and portrayed by Colin Farrell) in the 2003 film Daredevil (2003) which starred Affleck in the title role.
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When the personal files of each squad member are being shown, George Harkness/Captain Boomerang, is listed under Interests: Pink Unicorns. Later, when the squad arrives in Louisiana, a pile of weapons and items are on the tarmac. A brief scene shows Harkness coming across a small stuffed animal pink unicorn doll. In a moment of decisive urgency, he quickly shoves the doll into his jacket and continues rummaging the pile.
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Only modern DC film to feature Batman not to be produced by Michael Uslan.
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When the Team's Chinook is hit and is going down, a pilot says "Six-one is going down." In the movie "Black Hawk Down", and the 1993 real-life 'Battle of Mogadishu' that the latter film depicts, the first helicopter, here a Black Hawk, to be downed is called "Super Six-One."
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Jai Courtney's ex-girlfriend Gemma Pranita, a Thai-Australian actress, is a former co-star in Neighbors (2010-2016), and is close to Margot Robbie.
Deadshot, a hired assassin, is featured as an adversary of Batman (played by Ben Affleck). Bullseye, a similar assassin from Marvel Comics, was featured as the antagonist (and portrayed by Colin Farrell) in Daredevil (2003) which starred Affleck in the title role.
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Harley Quinn's shirt's damaged red, white and blue shirt has "Daddy's Lil' monster" emblazoned on it.
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Kai Courtney's co-cast member in Spartacus, Ashur (Nick E. Tarabay,) plays George 'Digger' Harkness, aka Captain Boomerang, in the CW series The Flash.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

During Harley's on screen stats, it briefly flashes that she assisted in the murder of Robin.
During the scene where Harley imagines a life where she's married with kids, Jared Leto had to wear fake eyebrows, since he shaved his entire body (except for his head) for the film. He also wore fake hair and fake teeth " I felt like a game show host from the 70's." He said during an interview.
Harley Quinn's origin is based on the Bruce Timm-Paul Dini story "Mad Love", where Harley was a psychiatrist who develops an obsessive infatuation with the Joker. While her doctor attire is based on the comic, her criminal attire is taken from her New 52 portrayal. Her plunge into the same chemicals that birthed the Joker is also from the New 52.
Chato Santana's (Diablo's) last words are in Spanish: "Ya te chingaste, huey!", which translate to "You're so fucked, dude!"
The dead pig that Jared Leto sent the cast is actually seen when they're doing the feeding sessions to the inmates as they a drop the dead pig into Killer Croc's cell. It was later confirmed that this was the actual pig that was sent that was used in the film. In the Extended cut of the film, David Ayer has a cameo as the guard who drops the pig into Killer Croc's cell.
The Flash is briefly seen in the flashback to Captain Boomerang's initial apprehension. In the comics, Captain Boomerang originated as a regular villain of The Flash's, and was part of Flash's Rogues Gallery.
In early versions of the film, scenes reportedly included passing references to Slipknot being a serial rapist, likely to further paint him as unsympathetic to the audience ahead of his own death.
After the mission is completed, Harley Quinn is shown sipping espresso and reading a book. The book is "Between The Sheets", by Molly O'Keefe, a Harlequin Romance writer. The temptation that Enchantress uses on Harley Quinn is an idealized romantic fantasy of a "happily ever after" life with Joker and two infants.
The scene of Joker breaking into the nano bomb manufacture facility to arrange for Harley Quinn's neck bomb to be disabled was initially longer in the original version.
During the mid-credits scene, it is assumed Amanda Waller is aware that Bruce Wayne is Batman when she hands over the dossier of metahumans. He, in response, tells her that she better shut it (the Suicide Squad) down, or he and his friends will. This alludes to him bringing about the teaming of the Justice League.
When Diablo demonstrates his powers to Captain Boomerang, a demonic, skeletal face with glowing eyes flashes within the flames. It is the same creature Diablo turns into later in the film. It is the personification of the fire-demon 'spirit of vengeance' that inhabits Diablo.
Zack Snyder directed a key scene of the film, which involves The Flash apprehending Captain Boomerang in a flashback.
The scene with Captain Boomerang, convincing Slipknot that the bomb inside the neck is a ruse, is directly taken from Ostrander's Run. However, in the comics Slipknot loses an arm, but he survives.
The song playing in the background while Harley Quinn is dancing in the Joker's club is "Purple Lamborghini.' The song is by Rick Ross and Skrillex and is featured on the film's soundtrack. Jared Leto appears as the Joker in the song's official music video.
Katana's (Karen Fukuhara's) final line in the film is in Japanese, but not subtitled, "Doko da? Mienai!" It translates to, "Where is she? I can't see her!", in English.
When the Joker is shown lying on the floor in his club, surrounded by weapons, in the top right corner there are two infant sized onesies, one pink and the other blue. This could be forshadowing the dream sequence that Harley Quinn has later in the film, where she and the Joker are married with twins, one boy and one girl.
The Joker kidnaps the professor in charge of the nanite bombs inserted in the necks of the squad and he persuades him to disarm Harley's device. He uses this tactic so Harley can escape the clutches of Rick Flag and Amanda Waller to reunite with him. However, her device appears to be re-activated when the squad eventually rescues Amanda Waller.
The film contains references to the Suicide Squad feature Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014): -Amanda Waller brings the Squad together. -The Squad comprises of Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, a man-beast (King Shark, Killer Croc) and a person with elemental powers (Killer Frost with ice, El Diablo with fire). -Batman and the Joker are involved.
Belle Reve Penitentiary is the facility that initially houses Killer Croc, El Diablo, Deadshot, and Harley Quinn but Captain Boomerang and Slipknot are not initially kept there. Captain Boomerang isn't detained at Belle Reve until after the squad's mission is complete.
Despite Batman being in the film, his most famous villain Joker never appears on screen with him. The closest they get is when Batman is on top of a car whilst Joker drives.
In Killer Croc's cell at the end of the film, the music video he is watching is Tech n9ne "dwamn".
The villains' nature could be a reference taken from Nightshade's odyssey, a story-arc of John Ostrander's run. Here, it is revealed that the powers of Enchantress derive from the Succubus, a demonic entity which has a brother, Incubus.
This is the second time that The Flash shares a live-action scene with Captain Boomerang. The first being on the CW television show The Flash (2014).
The Flash's (Ezra Miller) only line in the movie "No honor among thieves, eh?" is a reference to the 1990 series The Flash episode titled "Honor Among Thieves".

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