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Suicide Squad Comes to Lego Batman 3, Without the ‘Suicide’

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Quick, what's the name of the DC Comics super-team made of villains who go on potentially fatal missions? Yup, it's the Suicide Squad. Only that's not what they're going to be called in the Lego Batman 3 add-on coming early next year. There, they're going by The Squad.

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Look, with the Lego Batman titles being a reliable video game refuge for parents and younger kids, the decision here makes a certain sort of sense. Had Amanda Waller's team of bad guys shown up under their original name, thousands of kids would be asking mommy and daddy what suicide means. It's a no-brainer to take out the reference to self-murder. Here's the official description of the DLC where the Squad will be appearing:

In The Squad add-on content pack, a mysterious figure has infiltrated Belle Reve Penitentiary, and it's up to players to smash their way through the prison as Deadshot, Deathstroke, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang and other members of The Squad to hunt down this infiltrator before Amanda Waller's—and The Squad's—secrets are uncovered.

Expand your LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham experience with the DLC Season Pass, currently available for $14.99. The DLC Season Pass allows players to access The Squad and other add-on content packs, includingMan of Steel, Dark Knight, Batman 75th, Arrow and Bizzaro World as they become available. You can also purchase each Season Pass pack separately for $2.99 each.

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The line-up of characters showing up in Lego Batman 3 isn't exactly the same as the Suicide Squad that will be in the upcoming live-action movie. That Suicide Squad, in turn, is different than the one that headlined in this year's animated movie. And, if the teasers at the end of last year's Batman: Arkham Origins were foreshadowing a game tie-in to the 2016 movie, the Suicide Squad in that title might have yet another roster of bad guys. The squad has had an ever-shifting roll call ever since its inception so it's not like the Lego Batman 3 version is breaking with tradition in any big way. It's a safe bet to say the Squad won't be as raunchy or lethal as in their other adaptations.

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popsiclezeratul
popsiclezeratul

To go slightly off-topic here, I have to express my amazement that Will Smith is going to be Deadshot in the Suicide Squad movie. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that would happen. I mean, when it comes to casting, you can't get much better than that. I'm extremely pessimistic about the DC Cinematic Universe - I think it will end up as one gigantic clusterfuck. But this Suicide Squad film? With Will Smith as Deadshot? This might be the diamond in the pile of coal that is the DCCU when all is said and done. The only extra thing that would make the movie flawless is if they cast CCH Pounder as Amanda Waller. Because, let's be honest here - she's perfect for it. The years voicing her in the DCAU and DC Animated flicks, as well as games, not to mention her time portraying Mrs. Frederic in Warehouse 13, a character who is very Waller-esque in her own way - I mean, she owns the role. I know they want Oprah, and I have to admit that piques my curiosity, but CCH Pounder is who they need.

Oh, and now that Jada Pinkett-Smith is Fish Mooney, and Will Smith is Deadshot, I think we can start the countdown clock to the inevitable casting of Jaden Smith as Static. Then the Smiths will all be in the DC family.