‘Suicide Squad’ Director Shares Photos of Cast in Costume, Will Smith as Deadshot

Cast Promo Photo for 'Suicide Squad' (2016)

Cast Promo Photo for ‘Suicide Squad’ (2016) [Click to Enlarge]

“Task Force X assembled and ready,” tweeted Suicide Squad director David Ayer who revealed the first image of the film’s cast in costume on Sunday. He aso shared a photo of Will Smith as Deadshot.

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Featuring DC Comics supervillains, the film also stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as the Joker, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Viola Davis as Dr. Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Adam Beach as Slipknot, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, Scott Eastwood as Steve Trevor, and Common in an unknown role.

There may also be cameos from Ben Affleck and Jesse Eisenberg as Batman and Lex Luthor, respectively.

Promo Photo of Will Smith as Deadshot for 'Suicide Squad' (2016)

Promo Photo of Will Smith as Deadshot for ‘Suicide Squad’ (2016)

Also written by David Ayer, the film’s story follows a group imprisoned anti-heroes who perform high-risk missions for the U.S. Government in exchange for commuted sentences. The group operates out of Belle Reve Penitentiary, under the directorship of Dr. Waller.

The film is produced by Richard Suckle, Charles Roven , and Colin Wilson for DC Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment.

Will Smith on set of 'Suicide Squad' (2016)

Will Smith on set of ‘Suicide Squad’ (2016) [Click to Enlarge]

Shooting in Toronto began in April 2015 and it is scheduled to be released on August 5, 2016 via Warner Bros.

The modern Suicide Squad aka Task Force X is the second version, created by comics writer John Ostrander in Legends #3 in 1987.

The first version was created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru and debuted in The Brave and the Bold (vol. 1) #25 in 1959.

DC's 'Suicide Squad' July 2014 Relaunch Artwork by Jeremy Roberts

DC’s ‘Suicide Squad’ July 2014 Relaunch Artwork by Jeremy Roberts

[via hollywoodreporter.com ]