Suicide Squad has only just started shooting, but director David Ayer is taking a rather different tack with the film than the usual secrecy that surrounds superhero movies, as he’s keen to share pics. It makes sense as currently few non-comic book fans know much about it, even if they may have heard of some of the characters, so getting the word out early is going to help.
A few days ago Ayer posted the first pic of Jared Leto in full Joker make-up, and before that we got many of the cast gathered together for a table read. Now he’s given us a glance at the Suicide Squad in costume, all looking pretty rough and tough. Indeed, it took me a second glance to realise that it was Will Smith third from the right.
In the image from left to right there is Adam Beach as Slipknot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, and Jay Hernandez as El Diablo.
While little has been released about the movie, the reason Leto isn’t there is that he’s the villain these guys are after. Most of them are bad guys themselves, who’ve all been locked up but are given a chance at redemption by teaming up for a mission none of them are expected to survive. That team becomes known as Task Force X.
Suicide Squad is due out August 2016.