LOOK: 'Suicide Squad' characters get own posters
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Suicide Squad are the "worst heroes ever," and they've been called that for a good reason. Wicked and zany, this "#skwad" doesn't have any #SquadGoals to offer the world, but they are set on a deadly covert mission for a cause much nobler than themselves. (WATCH: New 'Suicide Squad' trailer gives glimpse of Batman)
In a new set of character posters for the upcoming Suicide Squad film, we get a fresh look at the likes of Will Smith's Deadshot, Jared Leto's Joker, Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, Cara Delevingne's Enchantress, and more. (LOOK: Take a look at the first 'Suicide Squad' cast photo)
Deadshot (Will Smith)
The sharpshooting assassin Deadshot is played by Will Smith. The character, according to DC Comics, adheres to this code: "Do the job that you're hired for with the least amount of casualties possible – after all, you're not being paid to waste bullets."
Joker (Jared Leto)
Jared Leto takes it the extra mile in his own version of the iconic DC villain, the Joker. Director David Ayer calls the character a "modern-day gangster," and Jared told Entertainment Weekly that he even met "psychopaths and people who had committed horrendous crimes" in preparing for the role.
Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie)
A former psychiatrist at the Arkham Asylum, Harley Quinn basically went mad and became obsessed with the Joker – at least this is how her backstory normally goes. She is played by Margot Robbie.
Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman)
Joel Kinnaman is military man Rick Flag, who keeps an eye on the motley crew of criminals that make up the Suicide Squad.
Amanda Waller (Viola Davis)
Viola Davis is Amanda "The Wall" Waller, the government agent in charge of the Suicide Squad as they go on their deadly black ops missions.
Boomerang (Jai Courtney)
As his moniker suggests, Boomerang is an assassin who makes use of, well, boomerangs. You'll quickly notice that he's from Australia, too.
El Diablo (Jay Hernandez)
Jay Hernandez plays El Diablo, a heavily tattooed gangster with pyrokinetic powers.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc)
Killer Croc is an animalistic (and dimwitted) criminal, with – well, a crocodile-like appearance. British actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje plays the character.
Enchantress (Cara Delevingne)
Cara Delevingne plays an artist by who goes by the name of June Moone, who can transform into a sorceress called Enchantress.
Katana (Karen Fukuhara)
Karen Fukuhara is Tatsu Yamashiro, also known as Katana, a samurai master who wields "Soultaker," a sword which can take the souls of everyone it kills. In the film, she acts as Rick Flag's personal bodyguard, according to the Telegraph.
Slipknot (Adam Beach)
Adam Beach is the assassin Slipknot who has his way with ropes. Speaking to Rama's Screen, he described his character, "I’m basically like if sh*t happens, I’m like the escape plan, I’ll get everybody out of there."
Directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad arrives in Philippine cinemas on August 4 in 3D, 2D, and selected IMAX 3D theaters. – Rappler.com