The upcoming arrival of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad will bring with it no shortage of style and originality. This remains something of a certainty, given what fans have seen thus far in terms of images, trailers, TV spots and of course, posters. Since the film first began its modest marketing campaign last year, fans have been given more insight into the characters than the actual movie itself.
This sort of marketing approach might seem completely backward compared to more standard and traditional methods, but then again, Suicide Squad is hardly your standard or traditional movie. With such a diverse cast of downright irresistible villains put into a highly unorthodox situation, people want to know everything they can about these characters – especially given the fact that the rag-tag crew of Task Force X is being portrayed by an excellent cast of actors.
After just releasing a collection of rather tame looking posters of the Suicide Squad, Warner Bros is once again offering fans new character posters, but this time around the members of the squad are set against an abundance of color and lively comic book style animation. The images have been brought to our attention courtesy of CBM and you can see them all below.
Every member of the Suicide Squad is present and accounted for here, with personalized touches added to each poster amongst the vivid splashes of color. The posters provide yet another unique spin on the marketing of the Suicide Squad and manage to pay tribute to the comic book source material without sacrificing the live action intensity that is set to be unleashed come August. Considering the rather standard superhero movie posters that recently arrived, this new set seems to highlight another side to Suicide Squad, as if Warner Bros is saying that the movie can appeal to both the traditional fans of comic book adaptations as well as those who are looking for something a little different.
The posters won’t be for everyone, but Warner should get full marks for originality as well as for creating something that’s just plain fun to look at. Suicide Squad’s PG-13 rating along with the humorous and fun footage we’ve seen from trailers implies that the movie will be both silly and chaotic – which is precisely what these new posters offer. In some ways, comic book movies are in need of some new life and Suicide Squad might be just the movie to do it.
Of course, it’s not fair to judge the entire movie based solely on its marketing. The true test of Suicide Squad’s quality will come later this summer when it hits theaters. But as of right now, there’s a certain level of intrigue attached to this movie and new additions like these posters only add to that frantic excitement.
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.