New Suicide Squad images feature The Joker, Harley Quinn, and more

Judgement day is almost at hand for Suicide Squad, which finally opens in cinemas next month. The marketing campaign for David Ayer's movie has been pretty energetic, and the latest tease comes in the form of six new images courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

Check them out below...

Ayer also took the time to comment on the expectations for his film; "Two years ago ­Suicide Squad was a tertiary [DC property]. No one knew anything about it. It was a cool little playground, and I was going to go make my movie. Now it’s like the hype bus. All of the attention has swung onto it, and it has to carry a lot more weight than it was ever intended to. I think it can sustain it. But it’s a lot of pressure. You definitely feel the pressure".

Some of that pressure is undoubtedly due to Batman v Superman's poor reception; That movie was meant to get audiences excited about DC movies, but that task has now fallen to Suicide Squad. If the trailers are anything to go by, there's a good chance it will succeed. 

Directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, and Joel Kinnaman, Suicide Squad will open in the UK and US on August 5, 2016.

Images: Warner Bros.

Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.