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...
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 in action as Bloodsport:
Bloodsport in full armor with helmet:
Nathan Fillion as the mysterious T.D.K.:
Flula Borg in costume as Javelin:
Daniela Melchior suited up as Ratcatcher 2:
A look at the full Ratcatcher 2 costume:
John Cena as Peacemaker:
John Cena's Peacemaker holding an empanada, which is something the actor joked about having to eat a lot of for a certain scene:
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.