There’s a good chance that Suicide Squad is going to be the hit film of the summer. With Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Captain America: Civil War first and foremost on most moviegoers’ minds, the stage is set for Suicide Squad to unexpectedly wow viewers when it’s finally released in August, much like Guardians Of The Galaxy did in the same spot back in 2014. It also helps that everything associated with Suicide Squad looks maniacal and awesome, including the recently released new poster that you need to instantly gaze upon below:
There’s quite a lot to savour and fawn over with this poster, which comes courtesty of Yahoo Movies. The first of which is Jared Leto’s The Joker. So far, director David Ayer and Warner Bros.’ marketing team have done a stellar job keeping information regarding the iconic villain and his particular involvement in Suicide Squad to a minimum.
The first trailer introduced most of the Suicide Squad standing alongside each other as they set off on their task. But when it cuts to reveal Jared Leto’s Joker, he's all by himself as he tortures some unidentified victim.
Meanwhile, the first released ensemble promotional poster didn’t include The Joker, and there have been rumors that he will be much more of a free bird in comparison to Will Smith’s Deadshot, Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flagg, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s Killer Croc, and Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress. They’re all prisoners brought together by Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller.
The new poster reinforces that idea, as The Joker stands in the middle of an X, away from the rest of the Suicide Squad posse. The others are gathered together, and, for the most part, look serious and ready for battle. All except for Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, who rather playfully waves towards us, while also wielding a baseball bat that she probably doesn’t plan on smashing many home runs with.
Obviously, it’s still only a poster, so there’s not much to really glean from it. However, at a push, the fact that Enchantress is right at the front could be construed as confirmation that her devilish antics lead to the Suicide Squad assembling, something that’s been rumored in the past.
Unfortunately, Suicide Squad’s August 5, 2016, release date still seems like years, rather than months, away. Thankfully though, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice now looms on the horizon, as it will finally be with us on March 26, 2016. This will, hopefully, only incite further anticipation for Suicide Squad and the burgeoning expansion of the DC Universe.