With over a year until David Ayer’s highly-anticipated Suicide Squad hits theaters, the torturous (suicidal?) wait has been made slightly more bearable thanks to a steady stream of set photos and videos, plot details, and character rumors, including a certain famous character’s supposed role in the film. While this has certainly whetted many fans’ appetites, it also caused some to worry that too much of the film has already been unveiled.
Those worries were put to rest, however, when David Ayer declared last week that it was “time to go dark,” assuring skeptics that most of the film’s twists and turns remained “intact” – and unspoiled. Despite this promise more photos from the Toronto shoot have surfaced, this time providing a new look at one of the primary Task Force X members in action.
Thanks to CBM and several Instagram users (holy social media, Batman!) we now have our first glimpse of Will Smith – or possible his stunt double – wearing the iconic Deadshot mask while rappelling the side of a building.
Check out the photos below:
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Scott Eastwood recently discussed the physicality of the film and Ayer’s directing style, revealing that most of the actors have been doing their own stunts. With that in mind, it’s unlikely the actor underneath the mask is anyone other than Smith, thus providing a small taste for what kind of stunt work the movie has required so far. It’s just too bad we can’t see Deadshot’s enhanced eye.
While Ayer’s promised end to set reveals was not completely true, the photos above do little – if anything – to spoil the movie’s plot. Best guess: the scene depicted is a mission – a heist or planned attack, maybe – in which the amoral characters are ‘tasked’ with breaking into a secret headquarters or fortified building.
But we’re grasping at straws here; at this point, with the main villain(s) still a mystery – despite rumors claiming otherwise – and the core storyline not fully clear, the film’s veil has not been breached. If anything, the several pieces of the puzzle we do have will only spark further debate among fans, building momentum until the film finally debuts, and hopefully, wows viewers.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will be in theaters on March 25, 2016; Suicide Squad on August 5, 2016; Wonder Woman – June 23, 2017; Justice League – November 17, 2017; The Flash – March 23, 2018; Aquaman – July 27, 2018; Shazam – April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 – June 14, 2019; Cyborg – April 3, 2020; Green Lantern – June 19, 2020.