I don’t think this year’s summer movie season has been all bad. The problem is that the good movies—The Nice Guys, Neighbors 2, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, and The BFG—have all been flops along with all the terrible sequels that deserved to tank at the box office. We need a breath of fresh air, and it may just come from some rotten baddies.
Suicide Squad is one of the most anticipated films of the year, and it could really set the tone for what Warner Bros. means in building the DCEU. Will it feel the same as Batman v Superman or will it be an entirely different beast? We still don’t know yet, and these six new images courtesy of EW don’t give us a lot of hints, but this film will continue to be the one of the must-sees of the year.
Check out the new Suicide Squad images below. The film opens August 5th and stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez, and Karen Fukahara.
Here’s the official synopsis for Suicide Squad:
Suicide Squad follows the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and takes place in a post-Superman world where the government tries to determine how to respond in the event that an alien with more villainous intentions visits Earth. Ruthless intelligence officer Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) offers to recruit society’s worst criminals, those possessing lethal skills and superhuman powers. Her first target: the possessed archaeologist June Moone/Enchantress (Cara Delevingne).
When Midway City is threatened by a powerful mystical enemy, Waller’s plan gets the go-ahead. She cuts deals with the whole squad of prisoners: Deadshot (Will Smith) gets his Second Amendment rights reinstated, Harley (Margot Robbie) is set free from her cage, Diablo (Jay Hernandez) steps out of his fireproof prison, Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and Slipknot (Adam Beach) each get to wield their signature weapons once more, and Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) emerges from the swamp. The only condition is this: Obey orders or die. This is strictly enforced by squad leader Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), the samurai Katana (Karen Fukuhara), and of course the explosive devices – developed by Wayne Enterprises – inserted into their necks. However, the arrival of the tatted-up Gotham City mega-criminal, the Joker (Jared Leto), might doom the mission thanks to his plan to reunite with his true love, Harley.