Just weeks away from one of summer 2016's most anticipated films, Suicide Squad promises to be a comic book film unlike any other. The upcoming villain-centric movie features a slew of baddies from Batman lore, along with the Caped Crusader himself. The Joker, Harley Quinn, and a number of relative newcomers also make their way to the big screen in the next installment into the DC Extended Universe.
Despite a disappointing response from the majority of critics and even a number of fans concerning the franchise's previous two endeavors – Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – hype for the David Ayer-directed Suicide Squad appears to be climbing as the summer moviegoing season begins its final descent. After a couple of well-received rock 'n' roll infused trailers, it appears as though Suicide Squad can do no wrong. Sticking right with the dark, yet fun and humorous tone that the film has been boasting since last year is the movie's latest character-themed preview.
Featuring Jared Leto's Joker is this latest extended look from Suicide Squad (above). One minute of prime Mr. J footage is on full display in this one-man show as the Clown Prince of Gotham is on a terrorizing rampage in his search for Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). The sneak peek features a number of shots and scenes from previous trailers and television spots, along with a handful of new and extended clips. Arguably, this latest teaser gives fans the best look at Jared Leto's Joker yet.
However, there is definitely more to see in this preview of upcoming attractions, again featuring Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. While The Joker is certainly the star of Suicide Squad's latest extended look, the teaser features a number of other familiar faces – Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and Batman just to name a few.
The marketing for Suicide Squad thus far has been fairly consistent. The Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, and Will Smith-led comic book film has promised to be an entertaining, yet unique take on the genre since the beginning and this latest 60-second look appear to fall right in line. There are certainly bound to be some grittier moments – teased within this video alone – but the aforementioned Queen tune seemingly lightens the mood a bit. Additionally, a fair bit of well-placed, albeit dark humor appear to work well within the context of the story.
There has been a lot of chatter surrounding this upcoming comic book film featuring some of the universe's most iconic baddies, and most of it up to this point has been fairly positive. There have even been reports of a possible sequel to the film, possibly due out as early as 2018. Whether or not Suicide Squad will live up to all of the hype it has garnered over the past 12 months remains to be seen, but moviegoers will not have to wait long to make up their respective minds for themselves.
Suicide Squad will arrive on August 5, 2016, followed by Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017; Justice League Part One on November 17, 2017; The Flash on March 16, 2018; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League Part Two on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures