Suicide Squad is just around the corner, and fans are thinking of every way possible to indulge in the "Sqwad" fandom prior to release. Among the many great pieces of fan art and creative videos devoted to the upcoming movie, Darth Blender has created an unlikely mash-up with everybody's favorite sci-fi opera.
The YouTube channel, known for great video mashups published every week, has just released its own version of the Suicide Squad trailer: "Suicide Squadron." Within the video, the strike team no longer includes the likes of Harley Quinn and Deadshot, but instead includes legends like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Porkins, Lando, Biggs and Wedge! The mission? To destroy the Death Star, of course!
Enjoy paying attention to the lyrics, too!
In case you're here because you're a huge Star Wars fan and you'd like to know more about the Suicide Squad we're talking about, allow me to elaborate.
Who Are The Suicide Squad?
The Suicide Squad is the name for a fictional organization published by DC Comics. Its first public release dates back from 1959 and consists of an unorthodox work freedom program, formed by antihero "strike team" of incarcerated, death row supervillains.
Acting as deniable, covert assets of the United States government, it undertakes high-risk, black-ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences. The original Suicide Squad stories revolved around a quartet of non-powered adventurers fighting super-powered opponents. Their adventures often involved conflict with dinosaurs, giants, and other monstrous creatures.
This kind of subject was also used in movies and TV. Robert Aldrich's The Dirty Dozen and the classical Mission: Impossible series used similar synopsis with great audiences and reviews. In Darth Blender's video above, however, two different concepts are being used to one single final idea. According to the Wookieepedia, the Death Star is:
"A moon-sized deep space mobile battle station constructed by the Galactic Empire. Designed to fire a single planet-destroying superlaser powered by massive cyber crystals, it was the pet project of both the Emperor, Vader, and its eventual commander Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin to expound the military philosophy of the aptly named Tarkin Doctrine."
It wouldn't be a safe idea trying to destroy it, right? We're talking about the biggest and most destructive weapon in all universe — and as Han says, that's what makes it a real suicide mission!
So, what did you think of this mash-up? If you're a Star Wars fan, you might be interested in Darth Blender's previous Star Wars work, so remember to check out the channel's back catalog! Last week, for example, Darth Vader and The Mountain were blended to celebrate the Game of Thrones season finale.
And for those of you that love the '90s series Friends, here's an unforgettable mashup with both worlds!