The internet is still buzzing about Jared Leto’s version of The Joker that will debut in Suicide Squad, but that hasn’t stopped director David Ayer from revealing more of the film’s cast in costume as their DC Comics characters.
Over the weekend, Ayer posted a pair of photos of the Suicide Squad cast, including one shot of the full roster of the super-villains assigned to “Task Force X,” the secret government agency that forces dangerous criminals to undertake seemingly impossible covert missions. The picture features the first, official look at the cast in costume.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 3, 2015
From left to right, the actors (and characters) appearing in the photo are Adam Beach as a still-unidentified character (rumored to be a villain named “Slipknot”), Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Karen Fukuhara (kneeling) 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.
The team is pictured in front of a wall inscribed with “Welcome to Belle Reve” — a reference to the infamous Belle Reve Penitentiary where some of the deadliest villains of the DC Comics universe are imprisoned.
It’s worth noting that Leto’s Joker is missing from the photo, which likely indicates that he won’t be a member of the team and will instead serve as a supporting character in the plot.
Ayer followed up the full cast photo with a solo shot of Smith as the assassin Deadshot, complete with mask.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 4, 2015
Along with the aforementioned cast, Suicide Squad also stars Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, the team’s handler, as well as Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Raymond Olubowale, Alex Meraz, Jim Parrack, and Common.
Written and directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad is currently filming in Toronto. The film is scheduled to hit theaters August 5, 2016.