Though it doesn't quite have the high profile of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, David Ayer's Suicide Squad is shaping up to be just as interesting as Zack Snyder's superhero slugfest. It's got a huge and star-packed cast, a talented director and a lot of DC Comics characters we might never have expected to see on the big screen. It's also shaping up to have its own particular, often daring, look and feel. Even if Suicide Squad turns out to be a bad movie, it's going to be unlike any other comic-book movie we've ever seen.
Ayer proved this emphatically late last month, when he unveiled the first picture of Jared Leto as the Joker, and now he's done it again by debuting the entire main cast in full costume. Check it out:
Yup, that is our Suicide Squad, and while they definitely look gritty and grounded in a way that no other super-characters ever have, they at least look like the kind of crew who won't mind having a little bit of fun. They're not exactly the good guys, after all.
The photo is noteworthy for a number of reasons, but it's perhaps most noteworthy for featuring the debut big-screen look of a character fans have long been waiting to see in a live-action film: Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, looking less clown-ish and more like a roller-derby girl. There's also, of course, the debut of the big-screen looks of every single other character in the photo.
And they are, from left to right:
Slipknot (Adam Beach), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje), and El Diablo (Jay Hernandez).
But that's not all. Two new images have surfaced since this big reveal. First, Ayer tweeted out a solo shot of Deadshot, revealing that he will indeed have a mask.
Then a new set photo arrived of Robbie in her Harley Quinn outfit, which looks decidedly more colorful in full light:
So, there you have it. The cast is assembled, the costumes are on. Now all that's left is for us to wait for a trailer so we can see the team in action.
Suicide Squad hits theaters Aug. 5, 2016. What do you think of the cast's look?
(Via David Ayer)