DC Comics fans, stop what you’re doing and pay attention! Suicide Squad director David Ayers has shared the first official photographs of the main cast in full costume on Twitter, including Will Smith as Deadshot.

The movie, whose release is still fifteen months away, concerns a motley crew of supervillains who conduct covert operations on behalf of the US government in exchange for receiving cuts to the lengths of their prison sentences. Ayer's photos are the first opportunity for fans of the comic books to get a flavour of the visual aesthetics that the director will be bringing to the picture.

Suicide Squad 2016The full 'Suicide Squad' cast

From left to right, the characters depicted in the first of Ayer’s photographs are: Slipknot (played by Adam Beach), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), and El Diablo (Jay Hernandez).

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In addition to slightly demented shot of Jared Leto as The Joker released a few weeks ago, Ayer has also given fans an individual close-up photo of Deadshot, played by the movie’s marquee signing Will Smith. It features the character’s cybernetic eye on full display, and virtually all of Smith’s face is obscured by a white mask.

Will Smith DeadshotWill Smith as 'Deadshot'

Nearly a month ago, Ayer also tweeted a big group shot of the first official cast read-through. Filming commenced in mid-April and is scheduled to go on until August, with the vast majority of the movie being shot at various locations in and around the city of Toronto in Canada. Suicide Squad is expected to be released on August 5th, 2016.

Whether you’re suffering from superhero fatigue or you’re a sucker for these live action re-imaginings, there’s going to be a lot more of this sort of thing to come in the future. Warner Bros announced back in October 2014 that they plan to release ten more films based on characters from the DC universe.

Jared Leto The JokerJared Leto as 'The Joker'

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