In order to achieve longevity, comic book movies need to continually look to expand with a wide variety of different genres, tones and characters, and David Ayer’s Suicide Squad should most definitely provide that. We have not yet seen a big-screen, live-action movie about a team of supervillains, and the footage that’s been released suggests it will be unlike anything that we’ve seen from Marvel or DC properties. So naturally the first posters for the movie are pretty weird too. 

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first Suicide Squad posters ahead of the film’s new trailer, debuting on the DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League special on US network, The CW.

Suicide Squad stars Will Smith (The Pursuit of HappynessFocus) as Deadshot, Joel Kinnaman (RoboCopEasy Money) as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney (DivergentThe Water Diviner) as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne (Anna KareninaPan) as Enchantress, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El DIablo, Adam Beach as Slipknot, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, and Jared Leto as The Joker. There are also unannounced roles for Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Raymond Olubowale, Alex Meraz, Jim Parrack, and Common.

Suicide Squad will be released in Australia and New Zealand on August 4, and in the US and UK on August 5.

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