The Suicide Squad: New Images of Idris Elba, John Cena & More Released

New The Suicide Squad images
By Benny Stein

Following the rocky reception to 2016's Suicide Squad , Warner Bros. announced a quasi-sequel in the form of The Suicide Squad , featuring a sort of retooling of the elements and characters from the original film. Helmed by MCU alum James Gunn (writer-director behind the Guardians of the Galaxy films), the little seen of the film seems to reflect his unique comedic styling.

While a trailer for the film has yet to be released, behind-the-scenes footage has emerged, as well as some concept art revealed during the DC FanDome event .

Warner Bros. recently announced that, along with the rest of its 2021 slate, The Suicide Squad will be heading to HBO Max on the same day as its theatrical release , August 6, 2021, offering audience members a chance to watch the film in a COVID-19 safe environment.

More information on the film is sure to come, especially now that a The Suicide Squad panel for the CCXP event has come and gone...

NEWS

During a panel dedicated to The Suicide Squad , writer-director James Gunn, along with some cast members from the film, revealed a host of new images. These include set photos, concept art of characters in costume, and even new promotional images.

Below are the images that were shared at the event:

Concept art of Idris Elba as Bloodsport:

Idris Elba as Bloodsport concept art
From CCXP Worlds

Idris Elba in action as Bloodsport:

Idris Elba's Bloodsport in action
From CCXP Worlds

Bloodsport in full armor with helmet:

Action shot of Bloodsport
From CCXP Worlds

Nathan Fillion as the mysterious T.D.K.:

Nathan Fillion as TDK
From CCXP Worlds

Flula Borg in costume as Javelin:

Flula Borg as Javelin
From CCXP Worlds

Daniela Melchior suited up as Ratcatcher 2:

Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher 2
From CCXP Worlds

A look at the full Ratcatcher 2 costume:

Ratcatcher 2 in full costume
From CCXP Worlds

John Cena as Peacemaker:

John Cena in costume as Peacemaker
From CCXP Worlds

John Cena's Peacemaker holding an empanada, which is something the actor joked about having to eat a lot of for a certain scene:

Peacemaker Set Photo
From CCXP Worlds

WHAT THIS MEANS

While we still don't have a trailer for The Suicide Squad , these newly released photos do shed a bit more light on the somewhat mysterious project, offering a look at several of the film's offbeat characters.

The photos, while not too telling, do give some of the best looks yet at a few of the characters, including a more comedic look at John Cena's brutal Peacemaker, the full Ratcatcher 2 costume, and Idris Elba in full Bloodsport getup.

Though fans may have been expecting a bit more from Warner Bros at CCXP's panel, this relatively minor tease hopefully means more substantial reveals, like a trailer, are not too far off.

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