Suicide Squad posters showcase deadly ensemble
Warner Bros. and DC released 10 character posters and one encapsulating poster for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.
Warner Bros. and DC have released character posters featuring the Joker (Jared Leto), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Deadshot (Will Smith), The Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Slipknot (Adam Beach), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) and Diablo (Jay Hernandez). The studio also released the main poster featuring all the characters for the film bowing on 5th August 2015.
Suicide Squad will feature a secret government agency headed by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) as it recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.
The posters have been released in anticipation for the next trailer airing on Tuesday night on the DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League special on The CW.
Whilst the continuous tense battle between Marvel and DC is a stupid and lazy argument to have – let’s just have good movies from both studios please – there is one aspect of cinema DC holds over Marvel; the art of posters.
Whilst Marvel and the encapsulating Disney machine continue to churn out ludicrously over-Photoshopped posters featuring poorly lit studio headshots on body doubles, Warner Bros and their budding DC properties play around with their posters.
The Dark Knight posters were all symbolic, epic and continued to evolve with the trilogy and the character. Man of Steel employed a shiny blur and gleam to its posters showcasing the stylised vision of its director Zack Snyder. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice posters have upped the ante with retro torn posters featuring Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman.
With these Suicide Squad posters, WB and DC, or whichever marketing team they have hired, have crafted sharable and printable posters that intrigue and invite. Each character’s iconic costume is emblazoned on a skull and the message couldn’t be clearer; this isn’t your typical superhero film.
Suicide Squad will hit theatres on 5th August 2015.