Why isn’t it August 5th yet? The wait for Suicide Squad is inching close to unbearable, but thanks to director David Ayer’s Twitter, we now have a new poster to gawk at while we count the days to the next installment in the DC Extended Universe. Feast your viewing orbs on this beauty:
If the movie is half as vibrant as this poster, we’re in for a real treat. Besides being a comic book joy to behold, this poster offers us a little bit of visual information about the movie. Notice all those disembodied eyeballs? Well, those are probably allusions to the film’s menace, the Eyes of the Adversary. If you watch the trailers that have been released (hey, you can do that here and here! Aren’t we nice?), you can catch a few glimpses of some zombie-like creatures that are covered with eyeballs. That’s my kind of crazy!
Other than that, this poster further emphasizes how fun Suicide Squad is shaping up to be. DC obviously wants to course-correct after the backlash from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s joyless tone and this is more proof that Suicide Squad might be more important to the DCEU than we thought. Plus, we’ve got Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn out in front here, leading more credence to the possibility that she will be a major player in the ongoing DC Extended Universe.
As someone who loves the DC stable of characters, I’m pulling for Suicide Squad big time. It looks to perfectly capture that grittier DC aesthetic but without succumbing to mopey melodrama or over-seriousness. If the marketing we’re being given really is indicative of the final film, Suicide Squad could be the jolt DC needs. There is an abundance of energy, oddness, and humor in what we’ve seen so far, and this poster is helping me to believe that it’s honestly representing a killer movie.
Seriously, someone strap me into a time machine and get me to August 5th.