Our Highlights From Comic-Con’s Suicide Squad Trailer
On Saturday afternoon, Warner Bros. screened some footage from Suicide Squad in San Diego—and the response was extremely enthusiastic. While this was intended as a Comic-Con exclusive, a pirated version soon leaked, forcing Warner Bros. to release a high quality version of its own. “Today we will release the same footage that has been illegally circulating on the web, in the form it was created and high quality with which it was intended to be enjoyed,” wrote Sue Kroll, Warner President Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution. “We regret this decision as it was our intention to keep the footage as a unique experience for the Comic-Con crowd, but we cannot continue to allow the film to be represented by the poor quality of the pirated footage stolen from our presentation.”
While not every member of the Suicide Squad gets a chance to shine in this trailer, the more eye-popping among them are revealed in impressive new detail. Unveiled in a Hannibal Lecter-style restraining mechanism, Killer Croc (Adawale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) eventually regains his mobility.
Sporting skeletal makeup, Jay Hernandez is unrecognizable as El Diablo.
Early glimpses suggest that Margot Robbie has embraced the eccentricities of Harley Quinn—and the new trailer confirms this.
While Will Smith is eventually seen in costume, he is introduced while engaged in some shirtless prison exercise.
It should also be noted that Batman makes no fewer than two appearances in this trailer. One of these appears to be the real Batman riding on top of a car, while the other is a blatant imposter engaging in armed robbery.
Other than his fake-looking Batman suit, the real giveaway is the character’s second-rate robbery partner: an armed panda bear.
Finally, Jared Leto’s bizarre (if vaguely Ledger-inspired) Joker makes an appearance.
“I’m not gonna kill you,” he explains to an offscreen character. “I’m just gonna hurt you really bad.”
You still have 13 months to wait for Suicide Squad, but feel free to watch the new trailer right now.