Warner Bros.' upcoming Suicide Squad comic book adaptation presents an interesting dynamic, since the main stars are actually villains who are brought together in an unconventional way. While it remains to be seen if there will be any DC Comics superheroes thrown into the mix, Latino Review's El Mayimbe is reporting that the "head bad guy" this Suicide Squad will face is Antiphon, the leader of a group known as Onslaught. Antiphon is reportedly the role that Ed Harris was rumored for, but that contradicts the initial report that the actor was being sought to play the father of Joel Kinnaman's Rick Flagg.
The members of Onslaught have been hunting down both superheroes and super villains for "their own agenda," with Antiphon leading a special ops team of mercenaries. This story thread is strikingly similar to another rumored story thread in Suicide Squad, where Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) is reportedly keeping tabs on characters like Batman and many others. Perhaps this will be a running theme throughout the ever-expansive DC Cinematic Universe, but that has not been confirmed.
At any rate, Antiphon has not been officially cast yet, nor have his mercenaries in the Onslaught group. Much like the Suicide Squad itself, there have been several different variations of the Onslaught team. In the comics, Antiphon was actually a minor character who had super speed, but it seems he's being turned into the Onslaught leader in the movie. Onslaught's most current incarnation includes mercenaries such as Digital Djinn, Hyve, Rustam and Tolteca, all of whom hail from a fictional Middle East country called Quarac. It isn't clear if any of these characters will be used in director David Ayer's comic book adaptation, but we'll be sure to keep you posted as soon as we have new updates.