The massive Suicide Squad trailer that debuted at San Diego Comic-Con is now available online in all its HD glory.
Director David Ayer released the very dark Suicide Squad trailer after it leaked from the Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. Watch the big preview above featuring many of the lead characters and, of course, Jared Leto’s Joker.
The Suicide Squad trailer spends a good minute setting up the premise of the Suicide Squad itself, before we finally get to see glimpses of them in action (against some seriously spooky music). Viola Davis takes center stage as Amanda Waller, the brains behind this new plan to create “a taskforce of the most dangerous people on the planet.”
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn also features heavily, but do we get to see a little of the rest of the team. It’s not until the end of the trailer that Leto turns up as The Joker; as he’s the most recognizable character involved in the film, it wasn’t surprising to see him appear. As the Suicide Squad is one of DC’s lesser known properties, the purpose of this first sneak peek is clearly to introduce these characters to the cinema-going audience. We wouldn’t be surprised if the next footage we saw focused more on the individual characters, now that we know exactly what the Suicide Squad is all about.
The song used in trailer is a cover of The Bee Gee’s “I Started a Joke.”
While we’ve seen a few sneak peeks at Leto’s Joker, this is the first time we get to see him speak… and move. And yes, the character is as creepy as you would’ve expected.
Ayer told followers on Twitter that he wasn’t happy with the trailer leak, but luckily for everyone who didn’t attend Comic-Con, the leak led them to release it online. Warner Bros. even said last night that they had no plans to release the footage in light of the leak.
The studio probably should’ve released the trailer online as soon as it premiered at San Diego Comic-Con. That’s exactly what they did for the newest Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer.
What do you think of the first ‘Suicide Squad’ trailer?
Is it darker than you’d expect? Many are expecting this film to be lighter.
Suicide Squad opens in theaters next August.
The Deadpool trailer leaked online too. Hey Fox, can you release that one online now? Ryan Reynolds told fans last night that we can expect something official online in three weeks.
Additional reporting by Marama Whyte