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

New The Suicide Squad images

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.