The first ever “Suicide Squad” footage was an intense mix of DC Comics’ greatest supervillains mugging to deeply dramatic music. But this first, official “Suicide Squad" trailer takes the gang in a whole new direction, a fun direction. Could this Warner Bros. comic book movie be channeling ... humor?
Director David Ayer’s adaptation of the DC Comics series builds a secret task force made entirely out of the undesirables and incarcerated villains. The deal is simple, if the prisoner can survive the near-impossible mission, they will receive a pardon for their crimes. And if they don’t survive, then it’s one less big bad lurking about in Arkham (or wherever the comic book government is secretly housing comic book convicts).
The movie version of the “Suicide Squad” is made up of Deadshot (Will Smith), Slipknot (Adam Beach), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), and the ever loved, deeply popular Harley Quinn character played by Margot Robbie.
Usually paired with the Joker, Quinn and her “Mr. Jay” are clearly separate in this adaptation, however this trailer shows the new Joker (played by Jared Leto) and Quinn together in action. No doubt Leto will factor into the “Suicide Squad” in some way, but where he fits in, we’re not sure.
“Suicide Squad” will premiere Aug. 5.