The brand new trailer for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League features an Easter Egg honoring the comic book origins of the main characters Captain Boomerang, Deadshot and King Shark.
As reported by GamesRadar.com, the Suicide Squad trailer, which debuted at the DC FanDome in 2021, gives us another look at these four characters and a scene at the beginning shows them in prison attire. That alone might not be all that surprising, considering these characters have a dark past, but the numbers on their clothes reference their first appearance in the comics.
Captain Boomerang is number 117-12-60 and is a reference to his first appearance in The Flash # 117 in December 1960. Deadshot’s inmate number is 59-06-50 and honors his debut in Batman # 59 in June 1950.
King Shark, wearing a prison uniform suggesting he has been relocated from the Belle Reve Federal Penitentiary, is number 001094 – a reference to his first appearance on Superboy # 0 in October 1994. For those who don’t know, Belle Reve is one of the main prisons where Amanda Waller finds her recruits in the comics and films.
Harley Quinn doesn’t seem to have a number, and that actually makes a bit of sense since it wasn’t her first appearance in the comics. Harley Quinn was first featured in Batman: The Animated Series long before it made the leap to the pages of the comics.
DC FanDome’s 2021 Suicide Squad trailer gave us a much better look at the world Rocksteady creates, and gave us our first look at The Flash, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman.
While we haven’t received any release date updates other than a re-confirmation that the game will be released in 2022, we’ve learned a lot more about the game’s history. What begins as a mission against a seemingly alien threat quickly turns into a race to kill the corrupt versions of some members of the Justice League. While we’ve seen some of the Justice League members in their corrupt form, Batman has yet to show his face. We took a look at the Batmobile, but that was about it.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League can be played either alone or with up to three friends, and features customizable weapons, unique skills for each character, and much more.
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