David Ayer Releases First Image of the Suicide Squad

By May 3, 2015

Next year, writer/director David Ayer will release Suicide Squad on the heels of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It will take place in the same DC Comics-based cinematic universe as Man of Steel, and will open up that universe to a whole new cast of characters derived from villains facing off against mainstay DC characters like Batman and the Flash.

Today on Twitter, Ayer released the first full image of the Suicide Squad cast in full costume — sans Jared Leto’s Joker and Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller — standing and showing how they will look when they hit theaters at the end of next summer. See the image below.

Assembled in the photo is Joel Kinnaman as the squad’s field commander Rick Flagg, Jai Courtney as Flash rogue Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Margot Robbie as Joker’s “main squeeze” Harley Quinn, Will Smith as the assassin Deadshot, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Batman foe Killer Croc. Also apparently part of the team is Katana, a hero normally associated with Batman’s offshoot superhero team the Outsiders, a role likely filled by actress Karen Fukuhara.

In addition to Leto as the Joker and Davis as Waller, set photos and unsubstantiated reports also claim that Ben Affleck will be reprising his role from Dawn of Justice as Bruce Wayne/Batman, hot on the trail of his arch nemesis. Nothing has been confirmed, though, and those rumors should likely be taken as such until confirmation actually emerges from the Toronto set. Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 5th, 2016. For more on the film as it develops, keep it locked on GeekNation!

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