Director David Ayer shares first photo of ‘Suicide Squad’ cast in costume

Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne and Joel Kinnaman appear in the cast photo

Director David Ayer has shared the first picture of the Suicide Squad cast in costume.

Warner Bros’ eagerly-anticipated film following a team of infamous DC Comics super-villains is set for release on August 5, 2016. The picture tweeted by Ayer yesterday (May 4) shows, from left to right, Adam Beach as Slipknot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc and Jay Hernandez as El Diablo.

Ayer, who started shooting Suicide Squad in Toronto last month (April), also shared a close-up shot of Will Smith’s Deadshot.

Jared Leto also has a key role in Suicide Squad as The Joker and Ayer recently shared the first picture of the Oscar-winning actor in costume as the infamous baddie. Meanwhile, How To Get Away With Murder Star star Viola Davis will appear in a supporting role as Amanda Waller, a government agent who is often put in charge of the ‘suicide squad’, a team of super-villains working for the government in return for their freedom.

It has also been rumoured that Jesse Eisenberg will appear in Suicide Squad as Lex Luthor, the villainous role he takes on in next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, but this has yet to be confirmed by Warner Bros. Batman actor Ben Affleck has been linked to a possible Suicide Squad cameo too.