David Ayer is currently the king of big Twitter reveals! Just a few weeks after revealing Jared Leto as the Joker (though it's looking like he won't be rocking some awesome tattoos in the film), Ayer took to Twitter to tease another, even huger reveal!
You know when someone tweets out something with #SuicideSquad and the words "Get ready," that something big is about to happen. And happen it did, as a few moments after that, David Ayer tweeted out... are you ready? Are you sure? Because what you're about to see is going to blow your mind? And I really don't want to get sued for your mind being blown beyond repair. So are you absolutely, positively—
Alright, alright jeez! Anyway, David Ayer revealed....*drum rolls*...the entire Suicide Squad cast in costume!
Yes! The entire Suicide Squad, or Task Force X (their Government name) has been revealed for the first time! Last week, we got little tidbits and leaked photos showing Will Smith on set:
But now, we can see Will in all his glory, along with the rest of the Suicide Squad team! So besides making us all geek out to the fullest, and surely getting us even more pumped for the Suicide Squad film, what does this picture do for us? Well, it tells us a lot of important information about this film. Like?
Will Smith Doesn't Have A Laser-Sight Eye
Deadshot's biggest character detail was his right eye, which was removed (in many different ways depending on which of his origins you're reading/watching) and replaced with a laser-sight, which he uses to aim at his target. It's what makes him the deadliest shot (get it?) in the world. But from what we can see, Will Smith's Deadshot has both of his eyes.
Now there are a number of reasons why he has both his peepers in this photo. The first is that maybe Will just didn't have it on, or they hadn't made the prop yet before taking this shot, but that's unlikely. Deadshot is one of the most popular members of the team. If you're going to be taking a group photo, you want to make sure your most popular member has all of his features ready. The second reason is that he'll get it later on in the film, perhaps because of an accident on the job. And the third reason, is that maybe they just want to separate him from the Deadshot seen on Arrow.
Though I doubt this is the case, it's possible. Maybe they're just taking some creative control with Will's version, making him simply a skilled gunsman, that doesn't need fancy gear to get his target!
[Will has his awesome laser-sight eye! I wrote about it in a different article immediately after this one. You can check that out by clicking here! Ok, back to this article...]
The Squad Is Bigger Than We Thought!
When Suicide Squad was first announced, the team we got went as follows: Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Rick Flagg, Captain Boomerang, The Enchantress, and possibly the Joker. We later learned that Joker wouldn't be a member of the squad, and that he'd be in an antagonistic role. Shortly after that, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, and Jay Hernandez joined the cast as Waylon Jones (Killer Croc), Slipknot and El Diablo respectively.
But it was unknown where they stood in the film, whether they were squad members or not. Well now we know that they are, bringing the roster up to 8! But that's not all, Katana, a DC character we didn't even know would be in the film has also been revealed as a member of the squad, thanks to the photo above!
She's likely being portrayed by Karen Fukuhara, who was originally rumored to be playing the supervillain Plastique in the film.
So here is the official roster from left to right, so you know who's who: Slipknot (Adam Beach), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), just below her is Katana (likely Karen Fukuhara), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith) and the final two, though looking very different from their comic counterparts, are most likely Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and El Diablo (Jay Hernandez). Nine members!
Is that the final roster? For now, that's unknown, but with nine squad members, I don't think the roster will get much bigger. At least not until the inevitable sequel.
So what do you think of the of our first look at the Suicide Squad?