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Ladies and gentleman, we present to you, the Suicide Squad.

Fans of the film adaptation of the popular DC comic book were treated to a special surprise this evening when director David Ayer tweeted the first cast photo!

"Cast read through today! ," he captioned the snapshot, which featured famous faces like Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc) and newcomers Adam Beach and Ike Barinholtz.

There was one very familiar face that was noticeably absent from the picture. Where the heck is Jared Leto aka The Joker? It's possible he was the one taking the photo, but why would they do that to us?

Suicide Squad is based on the DC Comics story of villains who are forced to take on the role of heroes. The initial Suicide Squad casting announcement came out back in early December.

Charles Roven and Richard Suckle are producing. Zack Snyderand Deborah Snyder are teaming up once again as executive producers on the highly anticipated feature film.

Production is due to begin this month in Toronto with a tentative release date of Aug. 5, 2016.

In a statement made shortly after the release of the casting news, Warner Bros. President Greg Silverman said, "We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under David Ayer's amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero."

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