The Warner Bros. panel just wrapped from San Diego Comic Con 2015 and they’ve been dropping one major news bomb after another! While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was the panel’s showstopper, sending fans wild with their newest trailer, WB also revealed plans for a Green Lantern Corps movie, concept art for Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and a sizzle reel of all-new footage from David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.
It may feel like we’ve already seen a good amount of Suicide Squad thanks to the plethora of leaked set photos and videos from where much of the film shot in public areas of downtown Toronto, but beyond an image of the full cast WB has yet to release anything else official. And unless you were seated in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center earlier today, that’s still the case. But we do have a description of the Suicide Squad teaser that you can read below.
The footage opens with Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) discussing her plan to assemble Task Force X over dinner with a U.S. general, sounding just as calculating and manipulative as you’d expect. Their dialogue plays over Waller entering a top secret, high security underground facility.
Waller: It’s taken some work but I finally have what we need. The worst of the worst.
Waller: Let’s just say I put them in a hole and threw away the hole.
Genereal: There’s rumors, Amanda, that some of them have… abilities.
Waller: Oh yeah. 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 who I think can do some good.
General: They’re bad guys.
Waller: Exactly. And if anything goes wrong we blame them, we have plausible deniability.
General: What makes you think you can control them?
Waller: Because getting people to act against their own self interest is what I do for a living.
Once inside, the camera closes in a few containment cells. Inside them are Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez) and Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). Deadshot’s boxing, getting some hits in on a punching bag; El Diablo lighting up; Croc is restrained, strapped to a gurney; Harley swings from the ceiling on gymnastic ribbons. When Waller approaches, Harley asks softly and innocently, like a young child would, “Are you the devil?”
From there the footage brings the action with some quick cuts of Deadshot in full costume scaling down the side of a building during the day, a fire fight inside of a hospital, Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) submerged in a bathtub.
At one point while the whole team is gathering in the street, Deadshot says, “So that’s it, huh? We’re the patsies. We’re some kind of Suicide Squad,” dryly adding, “Let’s go save the world.” After this there are brief scenes of what appears to be Deadshot hugging his daughter, Joker (Jared Leto) and Harley getting cozy, a close-up shot of Croc, Harley cocking her baseball bat like a shotgun, Katana (Karen Fukuhara) drawing her sword. There’s then a voiceover of Harley saying, “You’re in so much trouble,” followed by another quick succession of shots. We hear bits of dialogue from Harley as she’s riding with The Joker (with Batman on the roof), laughingly shouting, “I hope you have insurance,” during the chase.
Later on, Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang quips, “Y’know what they say about the crazy ones?” followed by an eerie, staccato laugh. In the next sequence the Joker enters into a dimly lit room sporting electrodes, informing an unseen victim that, “I’m not gonna kill ya. I’m just gonna hurt ya, really, really bad, ” while looking absolutely deranged.
Considering the great interest in Robbie’s Harley Quinn (she received a huge ovation when she arrived on stage in Hall H) and Jared Leto’s Joker, it isn’t surprising that a good chunk of the Suicide Squad sizzle reel – which was carefully constructed as if it were a polished teaser – was devoted to the pair. Fans got see Harley cracking up, licking the bars of her prison cell, popping gum, shooting guns and generally acting as crazy as you’d expect. And judging by the reactions the Joker received from those in Hall H, it seems we have nothing to fear from this tatted-up interpretation. (In terms of Leto’s performance that is, otherwise his Joker sounds terrifying!)
There’s been no word of when or if the footage screened at Comic Con will officially release online, but even briefly reading a description of what Ayer has cooked up for Suicide Squad gives the impression the film will be absolutely crazy. And we mean that in the best possible way!
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will be in theaters on March 25th, 2016; Suicide Squad on August 5th, 2016; Wonder Woman – June 23rd, 2017; Justice League – November 17th, 2017; The Flash – March 23rd, 2018; Aquaman – July 27th, 2018; Shazam – April 5th, 2019; Justice League 2 – June 14th, 2019; Cyborg – April 3rd, 2020; Green Lantern – June 19th, 2020.
Stay tuned to Screen Rant for more news from SDCC throughout the week!