This summer will bring one of the DC Extended Universe's most anticipated releases with director James Gunn leading the way on The Suicide Squad. The sequel/reboot is set to bring new life to the franchise's classic team of anti-heroes with characters from 2016's Suicide Squad making a return alongside more than a dozen newcomers.
The specific plot of this movie is still unclear, although fans are looking forward to seeing what characters like Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and John Cena's Peacemaker can do with the freedom of an R-rating from the MPAA. The story will have no lack of gratuitous violence, Gunn has teased an intense death toll, and the team is even set to eventually do battle with a giant mutant starfish.
The promotional tour for this movie has been going strong the last few weeks, with the latest release bringing more than a handful of art pieces centered around Gunn's first DCEU outing.
TEN VARIANT POSTERS FOR THE SUICIDE SQUAD
DC Comics' August 2021 solicitations, via Reddit, revealed ten variant posters centered around characters from James Gunn's The Suicide Squad, set to release from Warner Bros. in August 2021.
The Joker #6 features a cover with Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, Mayling Ng's Mongal, and Peter Capaldi's Thinker
Infinite Frontier #5 features Pete Davidson's Blackguard, Sean Gunn's Weasel, and John Cena's Peacemaker.
The cover of Superman: Son of Kal-El #2 is adorned with Idris Elba's Bloodsport, Daniela Melchior's Ratcatcher 2, and Mayling Ng's Mongal.
Harley Quinn #6 features Sylvester Stallone's King Shark, Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, and Michael Rooker's Savant.
Infinite Frontier #5 features a cover with Sylvester Stallone's King Shark, Joel Kinnaman's Rick Flag, and Daniela Melchior's Ratcatcher 2.
Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, David Dastmalchian's Polka Dot Man, and Daniela Melchior's Ratcatcher 2 are standing together on the cover of Batman #111.
Wonder Woman #777 features the trio of Viola Davis' Amanda Waller, Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, and Sean Gunn's Weasel.
Sylvester Stallone's King Shark, Idris Elba's Bloodsport, and Jai Courtney's Captain Boomerang stand ready to fight on the cover of Future State: Gotham #4.
Green Lantern #5 is adorned with Peter Capaldi's Thinker, Flula Borg's Javelin, and David Dastmalchian's Polka Dot Man.
A wild variant of Idris Elba's Bloodsport is shown on the cover for Suicide Squad #6.
COMICS AND MOVIES COMING TOGETHER
While these images don't seem to match up much with the actual stories under the covers, they do an excellent job of highlighting the extensive core cast of the DCEU's upcoming summer blockbuster.
Bloodsport, Harley Quinn, King Shark, and others make multiple appearances on these covers, although nearly every member of the squad gets their time in the spotlight. These collectible covers should be quite the buy for comic enthusiasts as the DCEU fandom prepares for the movie's upcoming debut.
The covers will begin releasing in early August, continuing with new titles every week of the month. This will likely come alongside promotional material for James Gunn's movie as the cast and crew continue to give interviews and release new footage, delivering a wild story from one of the biggest names in comic book movies.
The Suicide Squad will debut in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6, 2021.