Suicide Squad director David Ayer has released the first official photo of the Task Force X team all decked out in their costumes and ready to kick some ass. The characters assembled in the photo are Adam Beach as Slipknot; Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang; Cara Delevingne as Enchantress; Karen Fukuhara as Katana; Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn; Will Smith as Deadshot; Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc; and Jay Hernandez as El DIablo.
Missing from the photo are Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Raymond Olubowale, Alex Meraz, Jim Parrack, and Common in addition to Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller and Jared Leto’s previously-revealed Joker. Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959, the Suicide Squad team has included countless DC villains among its ranks, including Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Bane, Killer Frost, Poison Ivy, Count Vertigo, Deathstroke, and Harley Quinn.
The CW’s “Arrow” introduced their own version of the team in the most recent season of the series and the recent animated film,Batman: Assault on Arkham, offered another version of the team. If done right, this movie can become another Guardians of the Galaxy. Here’s a nice detailed view of who’s who in the Suicide Squad, thanks to IGN:
Suicide Squad will be released on August 5th, 2016.