Warner Bros. continued their rather erratic weekend marketing habits by releasing the first cast photo of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. While the photo doesn’t contain every cast member, it’s got most of them, along with a few previously unannounced faces. From Left to right we have: SlipKnot (Adam Beach) Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) Deadshot (Will Smith), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), El Diablo (Jay Herandez) and at the bottom, Katana (Karen Fukuhara).
I have to say, Ayer’s Suicide Squad is shaping up to be my most anticipated DC Cinematic Universe film. I’ve been waiting years for a cinematic adaptation of the Suicide Squad, and Ayer looks like he has a clear direction in terms of character and look. They all look a little crazy, a little hastily put together, and mostly violent. And while I was afraid we’d end up looking at Bryan Singer inspired black leather, the characters definitely have stylized comic book looks that look like a solid mix of practical and fantastic. If the film is more Fury, than Sabotage, we’re going to be part of a very wild ride come next August. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice may be Warner Bros. big dog next year, but I’m counting down the days to Suicide Squad!