David Ayer's Suicide Squad will be out in theaters next month, and thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we got some new photos from the film, and they feature Jared Leto as The Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Will Smith as Deashot, Jay Hernandez as Diablo, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, and Common as Monster T.
So why is Cara Delevingne's The Enchantress missing here? Apparently, it's confirmed that the first mission that Amanda Waller sends them out is to eliminate The Enchantress. You can read the description below the photos.
Suicide Squad takes place in a post-Superman world, following the events of Dawn of Justice, as the government grapples with how to respond the next time an alien visits Earth with less noble intentions than the Man of Steel. The answer, according to ruthless intelligence officer Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), is to recruit society's most vile criminals, armed with lethal skills and superhuman powers. Her first target is possessed archaeologist June Moone/Enchantress (Cara Delevingne).
Waller's program doesn't get a green light, though, until Midway City is threatened by a powerful mystical enemy, and Waller needs to activate the whole squad of prisoners. The baddies get a break. Deadshot (Will Smith) has his Second Amendment rights reinstated, Harley (Margot Robbie) is carefully excised from her birdcage, Diablo (Jay Hernandez) is released from his own fireproof fortress of solitude, Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and Slipknot (Adam Beach) strap their weapons back on, and Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) is popped from his swamp. The one condition for their restricted freedom: Obey orders or die, a rule strictly enforced by squad leader Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), his samurai Katana (Karen Fukuhara), and the explosive devices inserted into their necks courtesy of Wayne Enterprises. Throwing a wrench into all these plans is the tatted Gotham City arch-criminal, the Joker (Jared Leto), and his laser-like plan to reunite with his true love, Harley, mission be damned.
But a funny thing happens while these scumbags try to become heroes – they each must absolve themselves of their crimes even if society won't. And that's where it gets interesting. A layer of humanity – and sadness – resides underneath these characters' stories as they each grapple with whether they can be redeemed.
Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5. Check out the behind-the-scenes footae featuring Jared Leto's The Joker here.