Zack Snyder has been keeping all things Batman and Superman close to the vest, but Suicide Squad director David Ayer doesn’t believe in any of that mess. Just a little over a week after he dropped the first pic of Jared Leto as the latest on-screen incarnation of Batman super-baddie Joker, Ayer’s now introduced via Twitter the rogues gallery of Task Force X, aka Suicide Squad.
If the flick sticks to the template of the DC Comics series, the Suicide Squad is a group of ne’er-do-wells stuck together to do black-ops missions for the government. If they make it back alive, then they’ll get time taken off their sentence at Belle Reve Penitentiary. If they don’t make it back alive, oh well.
So let’s look at the group, from left to right:
SLIPKNOT (ADAM BEACH)
Dude really likes ropes. Obviously.
CAPTAIN BOOMERANG (JAI COURTNEY)
Originally one of the worst of the worst in Flash’s Rogues, Boomerang is deadly with, yes, boomerangs. Bonus: The character’s an Aussie and so is Courtney.
KATANA (KAREN FUKUHARA, CROUCHING)
She’s actually been in quite a few heroic teams in her time, from Batman’s Outsiders to the Justice League to Birds of Prey. We’re hoping it’s the version where Katana’s wielding a sword that houses the souls of those she kills with it.
ENCHANTRESS (CARA DELEVINGNE)
Personality issues galore with this witchy lady, from blonde artist June Moore to her raven-haired magical alter ego. Who really likes green, by the way.
RICK FLAGG (JOEL KINNAMAN)
The group’s leader and a normal dude amongst a horde of superpowered weirdos, he doesn’t always get along with his charges and you can bet that’ll happen on screen, too.
HARLEY QUINN (MARGOT ROBBIE)
The Batman femme fatale is also Joker’s girlfriend or ex depending on where the movie has her — that “Puddin” she has tattooed on her leg refers to her psychotic bae. Clad in pigtails, bright lipstick and fishnets, Harley also happens to look like she just got out of roller derby practice.
DEADSHOT (WILL SMITH)
Floyd Lawton is a master assassin and with a neato mask with a cool red eye. To help him see better, of course.
KILLER CROC (ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE)
No wonder the Batfleck’s supposed to make an appearance in Suicide Squad: Croc is yet another old foe of the Dark Knight, and he’s a big strong guy with reptilian features. Though you probably could have guessed that.
EL DIABLO (JAY HERNANDEZ)
Once a leader of a gang, this guy has the power of God’s vengeance. So he’s got that going for him.
Not pictured in the class photo: the Joker. In this mix of wacky snacks, he’s probably the most nuts.