Warner Bros and DC Comics took to the CW to show off their entire DC Film slate with a special entitled Dawn of the Justice League. Though Batman v Superman was featured and Wonder Woman’s debut footage was shown off, the half-hour special ended with a spectacular new trailer for the anti-hero drama, Suicide Squad. There is a lot to talk about here, check out the trailer below:
As far as trailers go, that one was pretty spectacular. While Batman v Superman features many (maybe too many?) characters, Suicide Squad looks to be a true ensemble piece. If this trailer is to be any indication, the film will mainly feature on Deadshot (Will Smith) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). The next tier of characters look to be Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Enchantress (Cara Delevine), Killer Croc (Adwale Akinnouye-Agbaje), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez) and Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman). The film tops off it’s amazing cast with Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, and the ultimate wild card (his role in the film is still a mystery), Jared Leto as The Joker.
Just a quick run down of the characters in the trailer. It looks like Harley Quinn will be the show stealer, and Margot Robbie is doing a great job translating the fan-favorite character to the big screen. Will Smith looks to be playing Will Smith, which is fine, it is good to see Deadshot wearing his mask and the character is just so cool whoever plays him. At this point, it looks as though Suicide Squad will do the impossible by making Jai Courtney an enjoyable actor to watch. Films like A Good Day to Die Hard and Terminator Genisys have established Courtney as the ultimate punchline amongst film fans. Boomerang looks to be a total blast in this.
In conjunction with Boomerang’s ridiculous nature, this trailer showed us a side of Suicide Squad that many did not expect. After the Comic-Con First Look (read: the footage Warner Bros was forced to release after it was leaked on the internet), it seemed pretty clear what we were getting with Suicide Squad. If any movie was expected to be “dark and gritty,” it was this one. Whether it be the musical choice of Bohemian Rhapsody or the purposeful focus on the humor/weirdness, this trailer showed off a much different take on the squad.
This looks to be more Guardians of the Galaxy rather than Watchman, and that’s truly a surprise. I’m not too sure how goofy the comics get, but Warner Bros has made it clear that their DC Film slate will go the darker, more serious route. It is a breath of fresh air to see a DC film having some real fun. Written and directed by David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch), Suicide Squad will unleash its brand of weirdness on audiences on August 5, 2016.