Watch The Official Suicide Squad Trailer


As promised, Warner Bros. / DC has premiered the official Suicide Squad trailer via their television special —

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.  How was it?  It was awesome and hit the perfect tone of darkness and humor.  Really though, words can’t do it justice (pun intended).  You’ll just have to watch it yourself:

Unlike Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad director David Ayer seems to be really playing up the insanity of the whole film and situation.  It was definitely a nice touch to have Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody playing in the background while showing shots of the daily trials and tribulations of prison.  It only enhances the comedy seen in the latter half of the trailer.  Much of that humor also comes from Margot Robbie, who’s been on a winning streak ever since her introduction to American audiences in The Wolf of Wall Street (2014).  She definitely is the embodiment of Harley Quinn.

It also seems that most viewers are sharing my sentiment that this is a great trailer because it currently has almost near universal approval on YouTube.  I’m looking forward to seeing more footage from this film and seeing how it will fit into the overall DC Extended Universe.  The “Year of DC” has begun!

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Suicide Squad has a United States release date of August 5, 2016, and will be part of DC’s new shared universe of films which started with Man of Steel (2013) and will also include the upcoming highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Suicide Squad is being written and directed by David Ayer, and stars Will Smith as Floyd Lawton / Deadshot, Jared Leto as The Joker, Margot Robbie as Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as George “Digger” Harkness / Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as June Moone / Enchantress, Viola David as Amanda Waller, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Waylon Jones / Killer Croc, Karen Fukuhara as Tatsu Yamashiro / Katana, Adam Beach as Christopher Weiss / Slipknot, and Jay Hernandez as Chato Santana / El Diablo.  Scott Eastwood, Jim Parrack, Ike Barinholtz, Common, Alex Meraz, David Harbout, and Raymond Olubowale were also cast in undisclosed roles.