A new collection of magazine covers and images featuring the Suicide Squad crew have debuted, showing off all the anti-heroes (and some of their chaperones) in their finest duds. The new looks come in advance of the film’s international rollout early this August. The moment of its arrival is almost here, but fans are still hungrily devouring any new content related to the hotly anticipated film, just like the panorama of powerful supervillains on display in these new covers.
The covers come courtesy of EW, which herald the arrival of a lot more news out of Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ upcoming film. Though Batman v Superman was the pairing’s most-anticipated film of the year, the anti-hero adventure is shaping up to be even bigger. This is a double-edged sword as far as director David Ayer is concerned since it not only heightens the awareness of the film, it puts additional pressure on his shoulders. I think Ayer and his capable cast can handle it.
Here’s a breakdown of EW’s coverage of Suicide Squad, Ayer’s direction, and his unconventional efforts with the cast:
Here’s what Ayer had to say about the evolution of Suicide Squad from planning to this point:
“Two years ago Suicide Squad was a tertiary [DC property]. No one knew anything about it. It was a cool little playground, and I was going to go make my movie. Now it’s like the hype bus. All of the attention has swung onto it, and it has to carry a lot more weight than it was ever intended to. I think it can sustain it. But it’s a lot of pressure. You definitely feel the pressure.”
A more detailed synopsis for the film also emerged; it’s summarized as follows:
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.
Check out the full-sized magazine covers from EW by clicking below.