Sometimes, the right people for the job are all the wrong people. With that in mind, the upcoming film Suicide Squad assembles a bizarre task force consisting of some of the gnarliest baddies in the DC Comics universe, including Joker and Harley Quinn, for a highly dangerous mission that no sane, law abiding person would accept. But imagine if those folks were all booked up, the criminal appeals process being what it is. Who will solve the world’s problems then? The filmography of Quentin Tarantino may hold an answer. Tarantino’s films have featured any number of formidable badasses over the years, folks who are highly proficient in killing and have no qualms about putting their skills into practice. And, besides, there are several clues to suggest that the director’s films take place in one big, very violent universe. So why not put together an all-star Tarantino team, complete with characters from Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds, and the Kill Bill duology? That’s exactly what director and co-writer Julian Higgins has done with a new parody trailer entitled “Quentin Tarantino’s Suicide Squad” for Loot Crate Productions.
For those who are well schooled in Tarantino’s films, a parody trailer like this makes for an excellent excuse to play “fantasy football” with his characters. So who makes the cut in this video? Naturally, Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction is here. Couldn’t have a squad without him, really. Lt. Aldo Raine from Basterds and Django from Django Unchained have been drafted, too, along with both Gogo Yubari and Beatrix “The Bride” Kiddo from Kill Bill. Apparently, those two have set aside their differences long enough to work toward a common goal, which seems to be killing Nazis. One might think that Mr. Blonde from Reservoir Dogs might make a good addition to this lineup, but maybe he was too much of a loose cannon who can’t be trusted. And it looks like The Hateful Eight just weren’t hateful enough for Higgins either. They’ll be sitting on the bench, next to Stuntman Mike and Jackie Brown. Sorry, guys. Maybe next time.