The hype is building for DC’s Suicide Squad, the most-talked-about summer blockbuster on . Supporting it, today DC some stunning character posters – take a look!
Meet Rick Flag, the military leader who has the dubious honor of leading the Suicide Squad in battle. Played by Joel Kinnaman, Rick Flag is sure to be in for a rough ride. I mean, how do you keep this bunch in line?
Introduced on the classic Batman Animated Series, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn seems set to be the film’s breakout character. Robbie’s already been signed up to work on her own movie!
Meet Will Smith’s Deadshot, one of the most feared assassins in the DC Universe and a classic opponent of Batman. The character’s been seriously redesigned for the DC Expanded Universe, but who cares – it’s Will Smith, and he’s playing one major badass!
OK, I’m going to be honest: I can’t believe we’re about to see Jai Courtney play a character with the name ‘Captain Boomerang’ either. It’s actually rather refreshing to see Suicide Squad even giving the more inane-sounding supervillains a chance to shine!
OK, can we say creepy? Cara Delivingne looks to be channelling The Grudge in a seriously sinister version of the Enchantress – a woman who has been possessed by the spirit of a witch. She’s rumored to become one of the major villains in the film.
And to another character I can’t quite believe we’re about to see on the big screen, Adam Beach is Slipknot! Another brutal killer, Slipknot’s favored weapons are the robes he uses to deadly effect.
Bringing the muscle, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is Killer Croc! A classic Batman villain, Killer Croc is a case of evolution gone wrong (in the comics, he’s often even been portrayed as a cannibal). He’s going to be dangerous!
There’s something about pyrokinesis that just makes it the coolest super-power ever – and the most dangerous! Jay Hernandez is Diablo, and he’s sure to have a devil of a good time!
One of my favorite designs, Katana – played by Karen Fukuhara – is actually a superhero who has the awkward task of working alongside Suicide Squad so as to keep them in line. Good luck, Katana – you’re going to need it!
We’ve had some classic versions of the Joker over the years, but how will Jared Leto compare to them? I’m optimistic; the trailers have shown a Joker who’s more sinister than ever before…
And rounding the cast out, we have Viola Davis playing Amanda Waller – the black-ops politician who decides to let the bad guys out of their cages…
So there you have it – the gang’s all here! Don’t those posters look gorgeous? DC seem really confident in Suicide Squad – a sequel’s already been commissioned, as well as a starring Harley Quinn. I reckon we’re in for a treat!
Are you excited about Suicide Squad? Let me know in the comments!
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