The Suicide Squad posters - Meet The Suicide Squad members

The latest trailer for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad says it all – the DCEU’s motley crew of also-ran supervillains is dying to save the world. And, you know what? Thanks to the truly jaw-dropping visual overkill and hilarious dialogue on display, we’re dying to see The Suicide Squad members in action on the big screen. 

But, with so many Suicide Squaddies suiting up for the 70s-war-movie-inspired jungle mission, who should you root for, and who’s going to make it to the end credits in one piece? Let’s meet the team, and check out The Suicide Squad posters in all their cracking, comic-book glory.

Amanda Waller character poster from The Suicide Squad (2021).

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AMANDA WALLER (Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)

Viola Davis returns from 2016’s Suicide Squad as the hard-as-nails head of A.R.G.U.S. (Advanced Research Group Uniting Superhumans).

She leads Task Force X – a so-barking-it-may-be-genius program that reduces incarcerated supervillains’ sentences if they ‘volunteer’ to take part in suicidally dangerous missions for the US government.

Rick Flag character poster from The Suicide Squad (2021).

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COLONEL RICK FLAG (Joel Kinnaman – RoboCop, Altered Carbon)

Also keeping his 2016 Suicide Squad role is Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag. Loyal focused and (mostly) unflappable, Flag is the non-super soldier given the unenviable task of leading the squad of bickering B-grade supervillains in the field.

In James Gunn’s film, though, Kinnaman’s Flag is given free rein to be funnier and less cynical than before.

Harley Quinn character poster from The Suicide Squad (2021).

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HARLEY QUINN (Margot Robbie – I, Tonya, Peter Rabbit)

The former Arkham Asylum shrink turned Bird of Prey and baseball-bat swinging jilted Joker-ex is, again, played by Margot Robbie.

We love how Quinn is growing as a character with each new big-screen outing and we can’t wait to see the irrepressibly bonkers Harley, straight-laced Flag, and gruff Bloodsport (Idris Elba) play off one another.

Bloodsport character poster from The Suicide Squad (2021).

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ROBERT DUBOIS/BLOODSPORT (Idris Elba – Thor)

Google ‘does not suffer fools gladly’ and you’ll probably find Bloodsport as the top result.

He’s a mercenary equipped with an advanced techno-suit and a bleeding-edge arsenal to match. He’s in prison for putting Superman in the ICU with a Kryptonite bullet. He dearly wants to get out of prison and be reunited with his daughter Tyla.

Peacemaker character poster from The Suicide Squad (2021).

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PEACEMAKER (John Cena – Fast & Furious 9, Bumblebee)

Pitched to Cena as a ‘douchey Captain America’, Peacemaker is prepared to kill as many men, women and children ‘as it takes’ to secure peace and liberty – and he doesn’t see any problem at all with this as a mission statement.

He also wears a helmet/mask that – as Bloodsport accurately, but devastatingly, points out – looks like a metal toilet seat.

King Shark character poster from The Suicide Squad (2021).

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KING SHARK (Sylvester Stallone – The Expendables)

Voiced to meatheaded perfection by a very funny Sylvester Stallone, King Shark is a man-eating fish-human hybrid with a dad bod, very little going on upstairs, and no squeamishness whatsoever when it comes to tearing people in two or chomping them in half.

Even if that last sentence alone was the elevator pitch for The Suicide Squad, we'd be sold.

Captain Boomerang character poster from The Suicide Squad (2021).

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CAPTAIN BOOMERANG (Jai Courtney – Terminator: Genisys)

Alongside Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang is the only supervillain from 2016’s original film to make it into The Suicide Squad.

An Aussie bank robber with zero loyalty to anyone but himself (and his unicorn plushie, Pinky), Captain Boomerang is a liability even among his Task Force X compatriots, but we’re stoked to have him back.

Thinker character poster from The Suicide Squad (2021).

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THINKER (Peter Capaldi – Doctor Who, Paddington, In The Loop)

A brainiac supervillain whose intellect is further boosted by his implanted ‘thinking cap’, the Thinker used to be a lawyer. That was until he realised that he could be a better criminal than the low-IQ hoodlums he was seeing in court.

Who else wants to see the Thinker unleashing some Malcolm Tucker-grade sarcastic putdowns on his fellow cons?

Savant character poster from The Suicide Squad (2021).

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SAVANT (Michael Rooker – Guardians of the Galaxy, Fast 9)

Michael Rooker – who memorably played Peter Quill’s adoptive dad Yondu in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy films – is Savant, a spoiled heir turned vigilante computer hacker.

Question is, though, how does his skillset rate in a South American jungle war? We’re not massively hopeful for his chances to be honest, but we're happy to be proven wrong.

Polka-Dot Man character poster from The Suicide Squad (2021).

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ABNER KRILL/POLKA-DOT MAN (David Dastmalchian – Prisoners)

He may look like a children’s entertainer caught in a downpour, but Polka-Dot Man is – against all odds – one of the Suicide Squad’s most useful members.

You see, the polka dots covering his suit all contain something handy, from explosives to personal transport devices. Will that see him survive till the credits roll? Pass…

Ratcatcher 2 character poster from The Suicide Squad (2021).

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RATCATCHER 2 (Daniela Melchior – The Black Book, Parque Mayer)

Like the original Ratcatcher in the DC comics, Daniela Melchior AKA Ratcatcher 2 can summon and control an army of nibbly rodents to overrun enemies.

In case you’re wondering, Daniela does have a favourite rat among her legion of vermin. He’s called Sebastian. That’s… sweet?

Weasel character poster from The Suicide Squad (2021).

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WEASEL (Sean Gunn – Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Endgame)

In the comic books, Weasel was the psychotic suit-wearing alter ego of John Monroe, a bitter academic.

In The Suicide Squad, Weasel is exactly what he seems to be: a distressingly large anthropomorphic (and we can only assume un-house-trained) murder weasel that likes to lick windows. Delightful, don't you agree?

So, what do you think of The Suicide Squad posters? Who’s your favourite Suicide Squad member? And who do you think will survive ‘til the very end of the film? Let us know. We love to hear from you.

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