Published On: Mon, Jan 11th, 2016

New ‘Suicide Squad’ photo, David Ayer talks Batman cameo, making film

While the marketing campaign for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is ramping up, fans can expect Warner Bros to heavily promote their other 2016 film: Suicide Squad.

The WB unveiled a new pic in the USA Today and director David Ayer talked about the new “team.”

Check out the photo below.

suicide-squad-movie-logo“We all need good guys and everything — yay, good guys — but at the end of the day, they’re kinda boring,” the Fury director told Collider. “They’re always going to do the right thing. When you’re dealing with the baddies, it’s easy to get ahead of the audience and invert expectations.”

This group of villains are enlisted by a government official, Amanda Waller, played by Viola Davis, to deal with a mysterious adversary.

The film brings together characters lesser known to general audiences like Deadshot (Will Smith), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), and Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), but it also introduces Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and Jared Leto’s new Joker.

The Joker transcends good and evil says Ayer, noting that he’s “the king of Planet Joker,” and it allowed for Ben Affleck’s Batman to come on set for one day of work.

“We made him fight,” the director says with a laugh. “He’s awesome (as Batman). … You really sense that but for the grace of God he himself would be doing some really foul stuff out in the world.”

Affleck himself even weighed in on Suicide Squad and the fact that he’s part of this massive DC Cinematic Universe.

“It felt like I have such a cool cousin,” the Gone Girl star said.

“This thing that is so awesome is somehow related to me, and that was really exciting because it started to feel like a constellation of things, and I’ve never had that feeling.”

Ayer added in the Collider talk that while making Suicide Squad, the fact that he was working within a larger cinematic universe never escaped him.

“For me, it’s a little more than just dropping a cut scene in the end credits to link projects. You really have to be thinking three movies down range and how today’s movie will impact more later-cycle projects.”

Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5th.

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