It’s fair to say there’s been a little hype around Suicide Squad. The film, which stars Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and Will Smith, is a villainous and chaotic antidote to the do-gooding of other superhero movies like The Avengers and 2017’s upcoming Justice League. But this crazy band of murderous misfits have existed for a long time in the DC Comics universe. Let’s see how they shape up from page to screen. Includes: many transitions from Lycra to leather.
Cara Delevingne's archaeologist-turned-witch is definitely a bit grungier than her DC Comics counterpart. The sometime model prepared for the role by dancing naked in a forest, which might explain why it looks like she's off to Burning Man for the weekend.
Harley Quinn has gone through multiple edits to her costume throughout her career as the Joker's psychopathic girlfriend. In the 2011 re-boot, DC gave her make-up instead of a mask, which the 2016 film swapped for the pink and blue eyeshadow worn by Margot Robbie.
Leader of the Suicide Squad Rick Flag Jr is portrayed by Joel Kinnaman in the 2016 movie. Luckily, he's ditched the yellow half turtle neck. Unfortunately, he has also grown a goatee.
Beanie wearing Captain Boomerang (played by Jai Courtney) is all about that dusty, billowing leather jacket. Boomerang looks a little too squeaky clean in the comics, whereas Courtney channels a mucky Tom Hardy vibe.
Katana is an expert swordswoman and martial artist, portrayed by Karen Fukuhara. As Rick Flag's bodyguard in the 2016 movie, Katana's swapped out body armour and jumpsuit for a badass bomber jacket, and looks even cooler.
Adam Beach is suited up in rope and leather for his portrayal of escape artist assassin Slipknot, which makes a bit more sense than his comic counterpart's garish red duds – hardly inconspicuous.
Will Smith plays the expert marksman Deadshot. His is one of the few costumes which remains virtually unchanged – although they did switch the techno-eye over.
Jared Leto makes his debut as the most famous villain of all time; The Joker. The typical green mop and red lips are all there, but can Leto match his comic book counterpart for batshit craziness?
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's character, Killer Croc, has a rare genetic condition that makes him look like a crocodile. In the comics, they went to town on that idea. In the film, they're slightly more subtle.