As we continue to wait for DC’s insane-looking Suicide Squad, Warner Bros. have released online these stylised character posters for the film. A new trailer is expected any day now, and hopes are high for the orgy of cyberpunk violence the film purports to be.
The first poster set depicts Diablo (Hostel’s Jay Hernandez) Will Smith’s assassin Deadshot and the unhinged Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney). The second lot features three of the film’s bigger characters – The Joker (Jared Leto), fan-favourite Harley Quinn, played by Margot Robbie and ancient sorceress Enchantress, portrayed by Londoner Cara Delevingne. We then get images of ropes expert Slipknot (Adam Beach), Joel Kinnaman’s squad leader Rick Flag and crazed flesh-eater Killer Croc (Lost’s Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). Finally we have Rick Flag’s bodyguard Katana, played by Karen Fukuhara, and the main poster that crams all of the characters in.
Directed by David Ayer (End of Watch, Fury), Suicide Squad promises to be all kinds of badass. The story concerns a group of violent but talented criminals, assembled by a secret government agency to complete dangerous missions in exchange for reduced prison terms. It is one of three DC Universe films scheduled for 2016 (kicking off with Deadpool in Feb), all of which will have a decidedly darker and more violent flavour than what we’ve come to expect from Marvel’s blockbusters. Suicide Squad will hit cinemas on August 5th.