After a heavy barrage of superhero blockbusters to start 2016, we’ve hit a rare and beneficial lull prior to the release of Suicide Squad, which opens in a little over a month’s time. After the incredibly polarizing Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was released earlier this year, it was evident that Warner Bros. would benefit from some time away from the spotlight to recalibrate and refocus heading into their next DC blockbuster film where all eyes will once again be on the DC Universe.

However, that grace period has ended and DC has opened their doors to fans and critics to get a rare look as to what Zack Snyder and DC are working on going forward. With the amount of attention Suicide Squad is already getting, it should be no surprise that the public relations department at DC would release behind-the-scenes footage from Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and BVS.

The following photos, as picked up by Latino Review, made their way online by way of the special features released with the Ultimate Edition of Batman V Superman that is now available on Digital HD. The photos from the set feature The Joker (Jared Leto) as creepy as ever, but seem to be from a number of different scenes. Finally, there are multiple shots of Aquaman moving around with a green screen behind him, but those images were from his appearance in Batman V Superman.

These behind-the-scenes photos getting out aren’t a surprise, as DC clearly wants the spotlight shining back on the DC Universe ahead of Suicide Squad’s release. Snyder invited Screen Rant, along with other journalists and critics, recently onto the set of Justice League, where he, and Ben Affleck, opened up about BvS, Justice League and the state of the DC Universe going forward.

The Joker behind-the-scene photos may be the most fascinating of the bunch, as it certainly appears as though the heinous, disturbing villain will be featured in Suicide Squad perhaps more than some might think. Leto’s look and take on one of the most popular villains in existence will, at the very least, be a very memorable one. It also appears that DC’s strategy of opening things up and flooding the internet with content is a good one, as excitement and intrigue certainly hasn’t dwindled this summer.

Still, it’s hard to pull too much from behind-the-scene photos without the context behind them, but it’s nice to see more shots of some very interesting characters in the DC Universe.

Suicide Squad opens in U.S. theaters on August 5, 2016, followed by Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017; Justice League on November 17, 2017; The Flash on March 16, 2018; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League Part Two on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020.

Source: Latino Review