SUICIDE SQUAD – COMIC CON TRAILER

The interwebs were buzzing when the Comic Con hype reel for Suicide Squad, Warner Bros and DC’s bad guy super team movie, hit the net after the panel. The copy was obviously shot on a phone, and from a weird angle, so it’s unsurprising that they were a little peeved when it went viral.

Now Deadline is reporting that after trying to contain the leak (don’t they know that never works!), they’ve finally caved and put the whole trailer online in glorious HD for the masses to enjoy.

Take a look:

http://youtu.be/CWKLx_Vilw8

First impressions? They’re really going dark with this one and reveling in it, and I like it. Not being familiar with a lot of these villains (apart from Joker and Harley Quinn), I’m not really sure how the characterizations will stack up, but a couple of random thoughts that came to me while watching:

– They picked a great director in David Ayer (End Of Watch). If anyone knows how to ground this fantastical world in gritty realism, he’s the man to do it.

– It’ll be good to see Will Smith play a character with a bit of edge to him, he’s been stuck with saintly characters for a while now.

– They’re really putting Margot Robbie front and centre in this trailer, although strangely it doesn’t really give you a sense of how she’s playing the character. Mostly a lot of shots of her looking crazy or walking around in hot pants. I hope the films serves her better because she’s a solid actress, and the character has a lot of layers that can be mined to good effect.

– The obvious pay-off in the trailer comes with the fleeting glances of Jared Leto’s Joker at the end. I like that they’ve taken the character look a lot farther for this iteration. The character has a complicated movie history; first Jack Nicholson was the only Joker, then Heath Ledger blew away any and all expectations (and won a posthumous Oscar) with his Dark Knight creation, and now Leto is taking on the mantle and doing something different with it again. I’m always in the camp of let’s wait and see before we gather the pitchforks and torches, so I’m cautiously optimistic that he’s going to knock this one out of the park.

All in all, a solid first look at what’s shaping up to be one of the big ticket releases for next year. Could DC finally have something that rivals Marvel’s dominance? Only time will tell…

What do you guys think? Hit us up in the comments, and stay tuned for our wrap up of all the news coming out of San Diego Comic Con later this week.

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