(Warning, the following contains large, hulking potential SPOILERS for next year's Suicide Squad. Proceed with caution, and all that...)
Now, when it comes to major plot hints for a forthcoming superhero blockbuster, the vast majority seem to emerge shadowy, and from the mouths of unnamed sources. Which, in large part, is actually a good thing. After all, a mysterious, unconfirmable-until-release rumor manages to both satiate our craving for spoilers, while more often than not proving to be completely misleading (and thus not actually spoiling anything).
Sometimes, though, those plot hints rise steaming from the mouths of those actually working on the movie, in interviews in which they actually give their names -- meaning they can pretty much be taken as officially authorized pronouncements. The following are those kind of plot hints...
Suicide Squad Just Saw Three Massive Plot Points Teased
The accomplished director (previously best known for End of Watch and Fury) and one of his stars (Will 'Deadshot' Smith) recently spoke to Empire, and in the course of their interviews with the magazine the pair opened up about several major elements of Suicide Squad's plot.
The three most intriguing revelations?
Deadshot's Set to Get in Trouble in the Film's Opening Scenes
As Smith put it:
"As the movie opens, he has a really big career score...He's looking to turn over a new leaf with his daughter after the hit, but it goes wrong. It goes terribly, terribly wrong. And it lands him in Belle Reve for life."
Which... seemingly describes what will presumably be a major part of the film's opening moments -- as well as setting up Deadshot as being a strikingly different character from the death-obsessed figure we know and love from the classic Suicide Squad comic books (though he has latterly become far more defined as a father figure).
Speaking of Deadshot, though...
Harley Quinn's Going to Find Herself in a Love Triangle
One, in fact, ripped right from the comic books. As Smith reveals:
"Harley is the biggest troublemaker, but Deadshot's actually eyeballing her a little bit...There's a pretty ragged romantic triangle there."
Suggesting, presumably, that there's set to be some kind of explosive reunion with her ex-lover The Joker at some point. The perhaps even more interesting point, though -- one made by Ayer himself?
Harley's Going to Find Some True Independence
Yup, that's right. For all the talk of Harley's relationships with The Joker and Deadshot being central to the plot, Ayer made sure to note that Harley will -- much like her New 52 counterpart -- be finding her own way by the movie's end:
"It's about her breaking free of The Joker and becoming this fully actualized, independent person...That really is a metaphor for everyone's journey here."
Which... isn't quite the revelation that Poison Ivy will be showing up that some Harley devotees have been hoping for, but it's certainly a step in the right direction...