Director David Ayers has released the first picture of the cast of “Suicide Squad” in costume on his Twitter account.
The film will feature the Suicide Squad, a team of DC Comics supervillains who undertake high-risk missions on behalf of the United States government in exchange for reduced prison terms.
In the picture released from Ayers, the characters from left to right are 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 Akinnuoye-Agbaje), and El Diablo (Jay Hernandez).
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 3, 2015
Ayers had shared another picture of the entire cast sans Jared Leto (who will play The Joker) in April, but the most recent one is the first where the supervillains have donned their costumes.
Oscar-winner Common – who along with John Legend won the award this year for Best Original Song for “Glory” from the film “Selma” – Viola Davis, Ike Barinholtz and Scott Eastwood will also feature in the movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, there will be cameos by Ben Affleck’s Batman and Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” slated to release next year.
Leto’s picture as The Joker received mammoth attention from fans since it was first released. It will be the first portrayal of the deranged villain since Heath Ledger played the character in “The Dark Knight” (2008), a performance that earned him a posthumous Academy Award.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) April 25, 2015
Will Smith will star in “Suicide Squad” as Deadshot, the assassin supervillain.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 4, 2015
In an interview with Canada’s Entertainment City (via THR), Ayers said, “I’m all about real drama, real performance, and real people, so my twist on this is I’m creating a family. I’m creating a brotherhood here. I’m creating a very real chemistry, and I have this incredible ensemble of actors led by Will Smith who are basically playing three-dimensional characters with lives and souls.”
“Suicide Squad,” slated for release on August 5, 2016, is the latest fixture in the long line of superhero movies that have hit the box office in the recent years. In the next five years, Warner Bros. intends to make 10 movies based on DC Comics characters.
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