They're bad guys. It's what they do.
The second trailer for the upcoming Warner Bros. film Suicide Squad debuted last night as part of the DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League special on The CW. Directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad focuses on a group of dangerous, incarcerated supervillains, sent off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once the Suicide Squad realizes they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, it's up to them to die trying, or decide it’s everyone for themself.
The two-minute, thirty-second trailer opens inside Belle Reve prison, as we listen to the sounds of Freddie Mercury ask if this is the real life, or is it just fantasy in the classic Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody." We then hear Boomerang (Jai Courtney) shouting at the guards and begging to be released. Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) calmly sips tea while reading a book, and we see glimpses of Deadshot (Will Smith), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), and El Diablo (Jay Hernandez).
"I wanna assemble a task force of the most dangerous people on the planet," says Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) at a dinner with military brass before referring to her proposed task force as "The worst of the worst."
The various Squad members are brought together by some rather extreme measures as we hear Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) browsing through their files, referring to Harley Quinn as "just crazy."
"What was that?" asks Harley. "I should kill everyone and escape? Sorry...It's the voices. I'm kidding! That's not what they really said."
"This is the deal," Flag informs them. "You're going somewhere very bad and do something that'll get you killed."
We then see Jared Leto as The Joker, who pats the face of someone and says "I can't wait to show you my toys."
"Let's do something fun," remarks The Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) as we see The Joker laughing on the ground while surrounded by a circle of knives and guns, and Katana (Karen Fukuhara) holding up her sword Soultaker after claiming her latest victim. As "Bohemian Rhapsody" really kicks in, we see Boomerang quickly sipping a beer as a fast montage of various explosions and action follows.
Lastly, we see Harley Quinn breaking into a storefront window to steal a fanciful item, while Rick Flag looks on, appalled at her actions. "Seriously?" he asks. "The hell is wrong with you people?"
Harley rolls her eyes at Flag and smiles. "We're bad guys," she explains. "It's what we do."
If you'd like to check out the trailer, you can view it below thanks to the official Warner Bros. Pictures account on YouTube...
Suicide Squad is scheduled to arrive in theaters on August 5, 2016.