Let’s just say that D.C. and Warner Bros., or at least director David Ayer, have a very different way of handling their marketing than most tentpole movies. While everything is super controlled and secretive on, say, the J.J. Abrams and LucasFilm side of things, Ayer has seemingly tried to get ahead of early leaks and set photos for “Suicide Squad.” Last week, he posted the first look of Jared Leto’s Crazy Town-esque Joker look, and now the director’s hit Twitter again to reveal the entire cast of the Task Force X Suicide Squad team in full costume.
Yes, the Joker is missing, and that’s because he’s probably not a member of the team but just in the same jail many of these antagonists — “Suicide Squad” is about super villains getting a chance at furlough from prison by going on covert missions where many of them are not expected to return alive.
From left to right you have Adam Beach as Christopher Weiss/Slipknot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Floyd Lawton/Deadshot, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, and what may be Jay Hernandez as El Diablo. Kneeling down is Karen Fukuhara as Katana.
Ben Affleck‘s Batman and Jesse Eisenberg‘s Lex Luthor are both expected to appear in the movie as well, but don’t be surprised if their roles, and the Joker’s for that matter, aren’t much more than cameos setting the stage for future DC Universe films. Also not shown are Viola Davis as Amanda Waller (a key figure in the cast), Scott Eastwood, and a few others.
“Suicide Squad” is set to hit theaters next year, August 5, 2016.
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