The Suicide Squad: Is Corto Maltese A Real Place? Where Is It Located?

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By Manisha Priyadarshini

August 6, 2021

The much anticipated The Suicide Squad is finally out and the plot of the movie is based on a location named Corto Maltese.

The first movie in this series came out in 2016. Now the sequel is out with several new characters and old characters from the previous one such as Harley Quinn and Rick Flag.

The story takes place in a place called Corto Maltese but fans are wondering if this place is real and if it does exists what’s the actual location. So in this article we shall be addressing all such queries.

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Corto Maltese Location

First of all, let me make this clear that Corto Maltese is not a real place. It is a fictional place that was originally created for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. It was first mentioned in the DC comics in 1990 and mentioned again in 1992.

As far as the location is concerned, Corto Maltese is a small island which is located off the coast of South America. The same location has been mentioned in DC comics and the movie The Suicide Squad as well.

History of Corto Maltese

In DC comics, Corto Maltese was the site of a rebel uprising against the government, which was backed by the United States. Due to rising tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union, which supported the rebels, Superman was dispatched by the U.S. President to intervene in subduing the uprising.

But after Supermanin was spotted in Corto Maltese, the Soviets retaliated by launching a nuclear missile at the U.S. Even though Superman managed to divert the missile to an empty desert before it detonated, the warhead served its purpose — which was to disrupt all electronics and communications in the Western Hemisphere, and to cause mass chaos in the aftermath.

Corto Maltese In The Suicide Squad Movie

The plot of 2021 movie, The Suicide Squad, is based on the location Corto Maltese. This is the place where a bunch of super villain work together as a team called Task Force X and arrive on the island of Corto Maltese which is the base for the villain called Starro. In the movie, this team is supposed to infiltrate the place and defeat the main villain Starro.

For more details on The Suicide Squad movie, please refer to our other articles.

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