One of the superhero movies coming up that I am most excited about is one that many people have no idea what it is and that’s Suicide Squad. Sure, many of us have seen Jared Leto’s Hot Topic Joker, but what the hell is the Suicide Squad anyway?
Well, Suicide Squad is basically a group of imprisoned super-villains who are given the chance to perform extremely dangerous missions for the government in exchange for some level of freedom. They are given the name Suicide Squad because basically the missions they’re given are akin to committing suicide due to their high level of danger. (Of course anyone who watches Arrow already knows all of this.)
The cast of characters, shown left to right in the photo tweeted by Director David Ayer, are: Slipknot (Adam Beach), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), and El Diablo (Jay Hernandez).
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 3, 2015
Notably missing from the photo are Leto, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Ike Barinholtz who might be Dr. Strange, Jim Parrick who may play Deathstroke, as well as Scott Eastwood and Common (rumored to be Black Manta) who don’t have a character name yet in IMDb.
Ayer also tweeted this SUH-weet photo of Will Smith in his full Deadshot regalia…
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 4, 2015
And just to close the circle of Suicide Squad photos released so far, Leto… who by his absence in the cast photo above makes us wonder if he isn’t going to be somehow outside the group when the movie comes around on August 5, 2016.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) April 25, 2015