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James Gunn reveals new Suicide Squad image

The film hits theaters August 5

Just two months out from its release now, director James Gunn has revealed a new image from the highly-anticipated “The Suicide Squad”.

The new shot features Idris Elba and his kamikaze cohorts, gearing up for some kind of encounter in a darkened shelter.

Released August 5, “The Suicide Squad” sees the government send the most dangerous supervillains in the world — Bloodsport, Peacemaker, King Shark, Harley Quinn and others — to the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Armed with high-tech weapons, they trek through the dangerous jungle on a search-and-destroy mission, with only Col. Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave.

Speaking of the creative freedom the studio gave him on the film, Gunn said recently that he was able to pull that off – and the result is considerably different to the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films.

“I wanted to do the things that other spectacle films haven’t been able to do, which is really take my time and investigate these characters, get to know them, focus on the character aspects, focus on who they were, and deal with time in a different way than it’s been dealt with in these movies,” he teased.

The film is also not a straight-up sequel to David Ayer’s movie.

“Um, it’s its own thing. It does not contradict the first movie, I don’t think. It might in some small ways… I don’t know…”

In addition to Elba, the cast includes Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, John Cena, Peter Capaldi and Sylvester Stallone.

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