It's been a crazy week for Suicide Squad reveals. And today we finally get to see some of the photos in High-Res, offering a better look at the super villains on display in this intense DC Comics thrill ride that promises to be unlike anything we've ever seen before in the superhero genre. We get an official team photo, which brings Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Katana, Rick Flag, Killer Croc and El Diablo together as they head down a street towards their final deadly destiny. We also get a look at Harley before her transformation as she confronts the clown prince in his straight jacket.
Earlier this week, Empire Magazine unleashed a tidal wave of photos along with new plot and character details. The images originally arrived in low-res scans. But now, the popular publication has released these awesome photos with crystal clarity, offering a better look at the actors on display. At the forefront of this grisly team is Killer Croc, played by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. He's described as a cannibal with rage issues. Though, he only eats the most talented people. The actor says he's pretty picky about whom he chows down on, and his favorite before-war snack is goat meat, which he likes to vomit and regurgitate. While he's not the team leader, he is a pretty imposing force.
Joel Kinnaman's Rick Flag is actually in charge of this ragtag group of losers out to free themselves from the chains of oppression by taking on a mission so deadly, most of them probably won't return. Rick not only has these bad guys under his thumb, he also has to take care of a small Navy SEAL squad who've come along for the ride. With so much going on around him at all times, he has employed the wicked Katana as his personal assistant and body guard. Played by Karen Fukuhara, this assassin's blade has the power to consume souls. The actress explains that while she does have morals and codes, she can also slice through hundreds of people without taking a breath. Beholden to Flag puts her at an odd advantage. He is the highest-level operator working for the government. He's had lots of friends die and has killed many, many people. But is loyal, and when shit really hits the fan, it may only be Flag and Katana that make it out alive.
While Jared Leto's Joker got two of his own Empire Magazine covers, he's not the focus of these latest photos. Instead, most of the attention is placed on Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, whom many believe will be the breakout star in this massive ensemble of awesome characters. She is joined by Cara Delevingne's Enchantress, who got her own cover earlier in the week, exposing her skimpy outfit which has enraged some, while enticing others. Also along for the ride is Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, the woman in charge of the entire operation. This is what she had to say about her unassuming qualities, as she looks like the most non-threatening presence in this group of walking nightmares.
"She's relentless in her villainy. When you look at her, there's nothing that seems dangerous. Her only power is her intelligence and her complete lack of guilt."
David Ayer had some pretty strong words of encouragement for fans going into his movie. He believes this is unlike anything that has come before it. Here's how he explains the entire experience, and what he's bringing to this popular genre.
"You know, all these movies are about defeating the evil alien robot from f*cking Planet X, before it destroys the world with its ticking clock. And who the f*ck cares? But you do this story about struggle and isolation and people who have been shit on that suddenly get thrown this lifeline... that's not so bad... I like to think of this as the Comic Book Movie 2.0"
Executive producer Charles Roven was just coming into Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice when he stepped into the world of Suicide Squad. On the outset, a movie that revolves solely around super villains sounds like a serious challenge. But with David Ayer aboard, it was clear that this would work. He says the following.
"We'd just started shooting Batman v Superman, we were figuring out our path through the expanding DC Justice League universe. Then David Ayer came and pitched his take on Suicide Squad. It had this darkness and edge, while still tonally in the zone of what we're trying to do with these movies. And it's impossible that you could get a big tentpole picture from pitch to start of principal photography and faster than we did."
David Ayer writes and directs Suicide Squad, which is coming to theaters in November. The movie is the third in Warner Bros.' strategically planned DCEU slate, and follows 2013's Man of Steel and this March's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While the DC movies have gone dark before, this may be the most hard-core film released yet. Though, at the same time, it will allow for more humor than we've seen from this particular big screen universe. Take a look at these latest images. What do you think? Will Suicide Squad be an instant classic in the comic book genre?