In 2014, DC Comics’ super villain team, the Suicide Squad, made their movie debut in the animated feature-film, Batman: Assault on Arkham. Despite the title of the movie, the rag-tag gang of villains took centre stage in the picture (Batman only appeared briefly), and this film kick-started their movie career.
Following the release of the film, the Squad began to appear in a series of movies, both animated and live-action, including the high-profile feature, Suicide Squad. But how many Suicide Squad movies are there?
For all the details and more, keep reading.
The Suicide Squad movies in order
To date, there are four Suicide Squad movies. The films include:
- Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)
- Suicide Squad (2016)
- Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (2018)
- The Suicide Squad (2021)
Are all of the Suicide Squad movies part of the same series?
The Suicide Squad movies are part of two different continuities – one is animated and one is live-action. The series is divided as follows:
- Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014) and Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (2018) are part of the same series. These two movies are animated features.
- Suicide Squad (2016) and The Suicide Squad (2021) are part of the same series. These two movies are live-action films.
In addition to the live-action movies, The Suicide Squad has inspired a television series called Peacemaker (2022). The show is set in the same continuity as Suicide Squad and The Suicide Squad.
Who are the directors of the Suicide Squad movies?
For the animated movies, Jay Oliva and Ethan Spaulding directed Batman: Assault on Arkham, while Sam Liu directed Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay. For the live-action films, David Ayer directed Suicide Squad, while James Gunn directed The Suicide Squad.
Who are the cast of the Suicide Squad movies?
Notable actors in the Suicide Squad movie series include Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Jared Leto, Peter Capaldi, Sylvester Stallone, John Cena, Michael Rooker, Pete Davidson, Kevin Conroy, Neal McDonough, Hynden Walch, Troy Baker, CCH Pounder, Giancarlo Esposito, Nolan North, Christian Slater, Vanessa Williams, Liam McIntyre, and Tara Strong.
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