Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice may be the 2016 DC movie that EVERYONE is looking forward to, but the other 2016 DCCU movie is steadily creeping onto the radar screen. Despite David Ayer’s super-vaillain team-up movie Suicide Squad being in production for some time now, we’ve really only seen one or two official things on the movie (doesn’t include paparazzi image and videos), until now.
Last week fans were surprised by the reveal of Jared Leto’s Joker (the 75th anniversary Joker anyway), who will be seen in next year’s Suicide Squad. Other than that, it’s been pretty quiet other than teases from Ayer and the cast. But luckily for us, David Ayer made it Sunday Funday! Ayer took to his Twitter yesterday afternoon to reveal an image of the big cast in full get-up for his DC movie!
The headliners? Will Smith’s Deadshot and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn of course, check it out:
David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 03, 2015
Here’s the super-large version:
This image was clearly released to show the attitude of the cast and movie, and it’s a good one. A dark, gritty, and intense vibe with a lot of fun as well – I can’t wait to see Ayer’s vision of this universe come to life.
Who are all these foes? From left to right: 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. Not pictured are Leto’s Joker, Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller, Raymond Olubowale’s King Shark, Jim Parrack (reportedly Deathstroke), Ike Barinholtz (reportedly Dr. Hugo Strange), and Common and Scott Eastwood who are both in mystery roles as of now.
Few things; Will Smith’s Deadshot kills it until he puts that mask on (see below)… I don’t know how I feel about the mask yet, I’m going to have to ponder that one for a while. Hopefully seeing it on film after Ayer’s style will help that. Two, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, yes please. For the first live-action Harley Quinn to be put on screen, there is no better possible choice than Robbie, the girl can do no freaking wrong right now! Plus it helps when she’s flat-out gorgeous. I’m extremely excited to see what she does with the character, especially when she’s countering with Jared Leto’s Joker. Lastly, I don’t know much about the character at all but what’s up with Killer Croc? Nothing against Akinnuoye-Agbaje, but the look just doesn’t do it for me right now. Hopefully the touch of Ayer’s style will help that one as well.
Along with the pretty cool image above, Ayer tweeted out a closer look at Will Smith’s Deadshot character, mask, weapons, and all. And even though I’m still thinking over the mask, everything else is on point. The look is just badass, with all the weapons and how true it stays to its comic book counterpart. I personally am pretty happy to see Smith in the role. I think he can bring some stuff to the character that others can’t. With Smith in role, I wouldn’t be surprised if this character is around in the DCCU for a while.
David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 04, 2015
And here’s a bigger version:
Suicide Squad is still well over a year away, so don’t expect anything big for some time. Do expect a number of these close-up character shots like the one above over the next number of weeks or months, director David Ayer and a few cast members seem to be having a lot of fun filming and releasing things, which is always a plus for us fans. What do you think of the first in-costume images?
Here’s a synopsis:
A mix of well-known and unknown villains (Deadshot, King Shark, Captain Boomerang and Harley Quinn) are recruited by the government to accomplish a task deemed too dangerous for superheroes. The historically independent operators must bury their own interpersonal conflicts and agendas to form a cohesive unit to take on a singular task.
Suicide Squad has a August 5th, 2016 release date. Directed by David Ayer starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Common, Scott Eastwood, and Viola Davis.