By virtue of its premise alone, "Suicide Squad" stands to be one of the more unique superhero movies to hit theaters in a while. Not only will the film feature a whole host of "supers," but it'll be a whole host of supervillains. While the film isn't set to come out until August of this year (around 7 months ago), Warner Bros is making the wise choice in raising awareness as much as possible for the relatively unknown brand. A trailer is due out tomorrow, but until then, director David Ayer has given us a series of character posters, as well as a full-on movie poster for us to pore over.
You can check out his original tweet here:
You can scroll through the rest of the character one-sheets in the gallery below.
I, for one, am a huge fan of the vibe I'm getting from these things. They give off a cool Dia de los Muertos vibe, and they seem rather indicative of the tone of the films, based on what we've seen so far. Even better, they introduce the huge cast of characters -- most of whom the general public knows nothing about, with the exception of maybe Harley Quinn, Joker, and perhaps Deadshot (assuming they've seen "Arrow"). The rest are relatively unknown to those who don't read the source material, so it makes sense that they'd take measures to educate the public on who they'll be seeing.
The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
"It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?"
The new trailer for the film drops tomorrow, Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 9:30pm/8:30c.
"Suicide Squad" hits theaters on August 5, 2016.