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Monday, July 13, 2015

SUICIDE SQUAD Comic-Con Trailer Officially Released


Forget about all those crappy bootleg versions, here's the real thing.

After a low-quality version of the Suicide Squad First Look trailer shown in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday afternoon leaked online over the weekend, director David Ayer went ahead and released the official trailer himself.

According to Entertainment WeeklySue Kroll, Warner Bros. president of worldwide marketing and international distribution, stated that the decision was made to combat the numerous bootleg copies across the internet.  "Warner Bros. Pictures and our anti-piracy team have worked tirelessly over the last 48 hours to contain the Suicide Squad footage that was pirated from Hall H on Saturday,” said Kroll.  "We have been unable to achieve that goal.  Today we will release the same footage that has been illegally circulating on the web, in the form it was created and high quality with which it was intended to be enjoyed.  We regret this decision as it was our intention to keep the footage as a unique experience for the Comic-Con crowd, but we cannot continue to allow the film to be represented by the poor quality of the pirated footage stolen from our presentation."

What Kroll fails to mention, of course, is that the only people upset by the forced release are Warner Bros. Pictures executives.  The thousands of DC Comics fans who weren't able to go to San Diego Comic-Con this year certainly aren't going to be shedding any tears.

The 3-minute First Look opens with Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) having a nice dinner with a Navy admiral, seemingly played by Tom Berenger.  "It's taken some work, but I have 'em -- the worst of the worst," begins Waller.  When the admiral asks where, Waller replies, "Let's just say I put 'em in a hole and threw away the hole."

"There's rumors, Amanda, that some of them have...abilities."

"Oh, yeah," replies Waller.  "I have seen things.  Maybe Superman was some kind of beacon for them to creep back from the shadows.  I want to assemble a task force of the most dangerous people on the planet...where they can do some good."

"They're bad guys."

"Exactly.  And if anything goes wrong, we blame them.  We have built-in deniability."

"What makes you think you can control them?"

"Because getting people to act against their own self-interest is what I do for a living."

We see images of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) doing gymanastics in her isolated and highly-guarded cell, El Diablo (Jay Hernandez) blowing out a match, Deadshot (Will Smith) hitting a heavy bag, Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) being wheeled in with a facial mask like Dr. Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs, Deadshot in full armor descending over a rooftop, and The Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) immersed in a bathtub underneath a pentagram.

"So that's it, we're the patsies," remarks Deadshot as the one who not-so-subtly names the team.  "We're some kinda suicide squad."

We see Batman (Ben Affleck) riding the top of an expensive sportscar being driven by a joyriding Harley Quinn.  "I hope you've got insurance," quips Harley.

And then we hear the brief laughter of The Joker (Jared Leto), shirtless with a bunch of prison tattoos and a gangbanger mouth grill.  "Oh, I'm not gonna kill ya..." he remarks, holding up a pair of electroshock paddles and then grinning directly at the camera.  "...I'm just gonna hurt ya...really...really bad..."

If you'd like to see the 3-minute First Look trailer from Comic-Con, you can view it below thanks to the official Warner Bros. Pictures' YouTube account...


Suicide Squad is scheduled to arrive in theaters on August 5, 2016.

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