Suicide Squad: 11 new character posters reveal 'worst heroes ever'

They've been released ahead of a new trailer dropping in the near future. 

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The first posters for Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming Suicide Squad have dropped, ahead of a new trailer premiering 19 January. 

Director David Ayer dropped the main poster, alongside the caption: "Worst. Heroes. Ever.  #SuicideSquad trailer drops Tuesday night in the DC Films Special! 9:30/8:30c on The CW!"

The posters cover the squad's main team members, though both The Joker (Jared Leto) and Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) have both been rumoured to be the piece's villains; Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Deadshot (Will Smith), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman), and Slipknot (Adam Beach). 

The film has somewhat overtaken Warner Bros.' Batman vs. Superman in the anticipation ranks, even though it's presumably intended as more of an offshoot of the centralised Justice League DC universe; a collection of misfits to litter the background of Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)'s exploits. Indeed, Batman's even set to take a small, cameo role in the film

These slick, witty posters are a great prelude to Ayer's offbeat, creatively and tonally ambitious flick. Will this gritty, grimy take on the superhero universe prove DC's real weapon in the fight against Marvel? 

Suicide Squad hits UK theatres 5 August.