The Suicide Squad: Empire showcases the new characters in all their glory

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

The Suicide Squad, James Gunn, Empire

Ever since a stylish behind-the-scenes featurette for James Gunn's THE SUICIDE SQUAD debuted at DC Fandome earlier this year, fans have been eager to catch another glimpse of the upcoming superhero film's eclectic cast. Thankfully, Empire has arrived on the scene with a brand-new cover for its December 2020 issue, featuring many of the movie's wacky players and fresh faces.

As you can see from the images posted below, both contain members of the squad, as well as the film's director, James Gunn, getting cozy with several characters who probably won't live through the experience of his upcoming adventure. On sale Thursday, October 29, the new issue promises to feature brand-new images from the film, as well as behind-the-scenes pics, and a world-first interview with Gunn himself –  talking about the winding road that brought him to DC, how The Suicide Squad helped him rediscover the filmmaker he wanted to be, reconnecting with Marvel, and why his new film will be unlike anything audiences have ever seen before. (via Empire)

You can check out the newsstand cover below:

And here's the exclusive subscriber cover, which features James Gunn arm-in-arm with Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn:

Directed and written by James Gunn, THE SUICIDE SQUAD stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Idris Elba as Bloodsport, David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Alice Braga as SolSoria, Pete Davidson as Blackguard, Michael Rooker as Savant, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Nathan Fillion as T.D.K., John Cena as Peacemaker, Mayling Ng as Mongal, Sean Gunn as Weasel, Peter Capaldi as The Thinker, Storm Reid as Tyla, Flula Borg as Javelin, Steve Agee as King Shark, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher II, Marisol Correa as Soldado, and Taika Waititi in a role that has yet to be revealed.

James Gunn's THE SUICIDE SQUAD will blast into theaters on August 6, 2021.

Be sure to pick up your copy of Empire's December issue as early as Thursday, October 29

Source: Empire

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.