Jared Leto as Joker in Suicide Squad

The latest issue of Empire magazine (via Coming Soon) features new photos of the “Suicide Squad,” the band of DC comics villains.

Jared Leto is gracing the cover as The Joker, which he previously told Billboard is a “nearly Shakespearean character … [He’s] this beautiful disaster of a character — what a big challenge.”

Inside the magazine, readers get a glimpse of Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller and more.

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The film’s plot is being kept under wraps so far, with mystery roles played by Common, Scott Eastwood, Ike Barinholtz, David Harbour, Jim Parrack, Corina Calderon and Raymond Olubowale.

“Suicide Squad,” co-starring Will Smith, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adam Beach and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, premieres Aug. 5, 2016.

Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne and Jared Leto in Suicide Squad

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."