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For other uses of Suicide Squad, see Suicide Squad (disambiguation).

Suicide Squad: The Official Movie Novelization is the novelization of the 2016 film Suicide Squad. It is written by Marv Wolfman.[1]

Added Materials

  • Joker has a much larger role in the novel.
  • The Joker is revealed to have jumped off the chopper before it crashed .
  • June Moone and Rick Flag's relationship is expanded.
  • Joker's henchman Jonny Frost has a larger role. Jonny Frost has a short POV segment in which he reveals he is scared of the mental state of the other goons specially Panda Man.
  • Several scenes from the film are extended.
  • Batman interacts briefly with Harley Quinn after he saves her. He tells Harley that he is getting her in Belle Reve Penetentiary as revenge for the death of Robin.
  • Navy Seals have a larger role.
  • Most one-liners deleted from the film are in the novel.
  • The Suicide Squad gets more bonding time.
  • Enchantress is more menacing than in the film.
  • There are more fights with Enchantress' minions.
  • Waller rewards Deadshot before he is included in the Squad.
  • In the scene where Deadshot is on the roof preparing to kill the Mafia snitch, the reader gets a glimpse of the amount of preparation Deadshot puts into his work – emptying out an alley full of homeless people by giving them meal vouchers for a fast food joint, and smuggling in his rifle into the building weeks beforehand.
  • In the scene of the assault on Arkham Asylum it is revealed that the Joker wants to do electroshock therapy on Dr. Harleen Quinzel, because she did the same to him as part of his treatment.
  • The novel also details just how much destruction Enchantress, Incubus, and the EAs were able to do in just three days.
  • When Enchantress has the Squad under her spell, they are all shown alternate versions of their lives where they are granted their heart's desires.

Differences from the Movie

  • Joker and Harley's relationship is more abusive in the novel.
  • Monster T commits suicide instead of getting shot by the Joker.
  • In the movie Goat Head Priest's shot by Arkham guards before reaching Harley, however, in the novelization he's present and apparently unharmed during her shock treatment.
  • Deadshot's rivalry with Rick Flag is more pronounced, as Flag is impatient and even willing to humiliate soldiers who do not stand to attention at his authority.
  • Amanda Waller is a bit more rounded as a character in the novel as she shows a bit of a sense of humor, conscience and genuine fear.
  • Enchantress' dialogues are not as magnanimous as shown in the movie.
  • The Eyes of the Adversary are much harder to kill. In the first battle alone, the SEALS mention that they had enough ammo to take out a small country but they are nearly empty with their first encounter with the EAs alone.





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