To celebrate the release of comic-book film Suicide Squad, stars including Jared Leto (The Joker), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) and Will Smith (Deadshot) convened on New York for the premiere. Here are the pics.
The entire ‘Squad’ showed up to the flick’s global premiere in New York on Monday. Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) and model-turned-actor Cara Delevingne (Enchantress) partake in Will Smith’s group selfie. Smith plays assassin Deadshot.
The Suicide Squad role marks Cara Delevingne’s biggest acting gig to date, with the model having previously starred in teenage-drama Paper Towns and the maligned revisit to the world of Peter Pan in 2015’s Pan.
Will’s youngest son Jaden was also on hand to celebrate the blockbuster’s release. Jaden and Will had previously appeared together in 2013 sci-fi flick After Earth but Jaden is not set to star in the new film, instead focusing on his role in Baz Luhrmann’s music television show, The Get Down.
Scott Eastwood, son of US actor Clint Eastwood, was cast as the role of Lieutenant GQ Edwards for the film and he too came to celebrate the film’s first showing. Fans have been speculating however about what the GQ in his character’s name stands for, with suggestions made that he could be playing Dick Grayson (Robin), and infiltrating the group on behalf of Batman. His true identity is yet to be confirmed by the film’s directors.
Jared Leto, who plays The Joker, was on fine form during the red carpet procession, posing for photographers and mucking around with co-stars. In a recent interview, Margot Robbie claimed that constant pranks by the actor left her in a paranoid, yet excited state. “I didn’t know what was going to happen when we got on set.” she said, “it’s exciting to act opposite that.”
Margot Robbie, who plays Harley Quinn, was also on hand to showcase the film for the first time. Her character has already been lined up for a spin-off film according to The Hollywood Reporter alongside another DC comic character, who has yet to be named.
Comic book and graphic novel writer Frank Miller also appeared on the carpet for the film. Several pieces of his work have been turned into films in recent years, including Sin City and 300, and his Batman graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns also features The Joker.
David Harbour, who plays comic book character Dexter Tolliver in the film, arrived to the ceremony on crutches after tearing his achilles on stage – but that didn’t dampen his spirit as he waved to the cameras. The Stranger Things star was performing in a production of Shakespeare play Troilus and Cressida as the character Achilles when the injury occurred.