Suicide Squad

‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ may have stolen the show at Warner Brothers SDCC presentation, but keep in mind that it isn’t the only DC Comic property set to storm theaters next year.  The bad guys are getting their shot in ‘Suicide Squad’ which made its presence felt at the gathering with its first trailer!

The trailer sets up the film, with Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller explaining her plan to employ convicted criminals to do the government’s dirty work.  Should things not go their way, the government will deny any connection to these rogues.  Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Will Smith’s Deadshot get the majority of the focus but as you already know a certain scene-stealer is making his neo-DCCU debut here, Jared Leto as The Joker.

Unlike the ‘Batman V Superman’ trailer, which was clearly meant to be leaked online, it appears ‘Suicide Squad’ is being a bit more guarded.  This is the best we can do at this time, a cell phone recording of the trailer recorded from the screen at Comic Con.  And even that may not be up for long, so watch while you can!

In case the video gets yanked again, here is a brief description:

The clip opens with Davis as Amanda Waller, at a fancy dinner explaining her proposal to two politician-types.  Then the villains are glimpsed at Belle Reve prison.  Harley Quinn (Robbie) gets the most reaction from the crowd, but we get looks at Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and El Diablo (Jay Rodriguez) as well.

The rest of the clip is quite ominous and serious but we catch a quick vision of Batman, before The Joker stalks onscreen and declares to an unseen victim, “I’m not going to kill you.  I’m just going to hurt you really, really bad.”

Here is a brief Instagram video by one viewer in attendance.

What do you think?  Interesting, huh?  ‘Suicide Squad’ traditionally has a grittier, black ops feel, but the inclusion of colorful characters like Harley Quinn and The Joker would seem to give it a lighter, more off-kilter vibe.  Unexpectedly, the use of operatic music and moody shots seem to give this movie a heavy, dramatic vibe, perhaps in an attempt to keep pace with ‘Batman V Superman.’

What did you think?  Are you excited to see this movie?

Source: Kotaku and Comic Book Movie