Woah, woah, woah! Stop what you’re doing and get a load of the latest Suicide Squad trailer. Excited much? You should be because it’s awesome!
In a world where the promos for Batman v Superman spoiled way too much and Star Wars held everything back, it’s good to get a trailer that finds a healthy balance of what to show and what to keep a surprise.
Set to Queen’s seminal “Bohemian Rhapsody”, the clip showcases Will Smith (who does the usual Will Smith thing) as Deadshot and Margot Robbie in her spot-on transformation into Harley Quinn, but also provides a proper introduction to the other members of this ragtag group of troublemakers. Perhaps most surprising is Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang. After starring in such duds as A Good Day to Die Hard and Terminator Genisys you’d be forgiven for not having a whole lot of faith in his output. However, seeing him crack open a beer during a gunfight and bursting out of a bag just to punch a couple of guards in the face should set your mind at ease. Admittedly I don’t know a whole lot about the character, but it looks a lot funner than a lot of the actor’s recent movie choices.
And let’s not forget about the Joker. Leto seems to be walking a very thin line between Heath Ledger’s Oscar winning performance and Mark Hamill’s animated incarnation – a concept that has me salivating at the mouth. While we still don’t know a whole lot about the Clown Prince of Crime, the footage treats us to a a few more glimpses of his psychotic nature – most notably a shot of him cackling maniacally as he lies amidst a collection of guns. Personally, I love the fact that they’re playing their cards pretty close to their chest with this one. What’s his motivation? What’s he up to? How does he factor in the lives of Quinn, Killer Croc and the rest? We don’t know yet and that’s cool. That’s the beauty of a good trailer (listen up Hollywood), it leaves you with more questions than answers.
After seeing this latest ad, I’m almost certain that Suicide Squad will blow away the competition this year. It looks to be a cacophony of witty humor, edgy characters and a boat load of action. Would you expect any less? They’re bad guys, it’s what they do.
Suicide Squad will be tearing up cinema screens on August 5, 2016.
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