The first DC movie Universe all-supervillain movie is set to get the hype train-rolling, what with a brand new trailer about to hit the Interwebs by next week. Coupled with the Cartoon Network animated show, Suicide Squad is raring up to be a step in the grim and dark direction for the franchise and one that the studios seem to be really desperately counting on, if the cast is anything to go by so far.
In an effort to further whet your appetite, Warner Brothers has gone ahead and released its first official Suicide Squad posters, in all their teasing glory!
On the off-chance that you aren’t already in the know, the Suicide Squad made their first appearance in The Brave and The Bold #25 (September 1959) and were the brain-babies of Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru. Originally, the supervillain crew were a team-up of operatives that worked much like The Dirty Dozen. They didn’t go full black-ops until after the Crisis On Infinite Earths, when DC realized the mad moneys to be made with exploiting Cold War-era paranoia. Led by Amanda Waller (Department of Defense Assistant Secretary and closet dominatrix) the team became a top-secret black ops division of the US Government, used for deep-cover infiltration, assassination and the occasional pre-emptive terrorist attack. Their roster has changed constantly over the years, ranging from Silver-Age sweethearts like Deadshot, all the way down to Identity Crisis’ favorite scapegoat, Captain Boomerang.
The movie version’s Suicide Squad roster will consist of: the Joker (Jared Leto), Deadshot (Will Smith), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Capatin Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Slipknot (Adam Beach) with Viola Davis in the role of Amanda Waller. Rumors are also flying around about mystery parts for Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Raymond Olubowale, Alex Meraz, Jim Parrack, and Common.
Apparently, Warner Bros has decided to eschew the lens-flare and elaborate promo poster extravaganza, preferring a minimalist approach. A lot of the posters look too much like gang graffiti, which we are guessing is what they were going for, as a means to hint at the movie’s tone. We are just hoping that they get the writing to go with that sort of storytelling and the writing team doesn’t pull their punches during the third act.