There are some comic book movies, like this year's Deadpool, that revolve around a single star attraction. Then there are movies like the upcoming DC Extended Universe romp Suicide Squad, which sees a ragtag group of criminals, monsters and supervillains drafted into a deadly special ops team. From the very start the appeal of the movie has been its ensemble cast, though it does help to have recognizable characters like Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and the Joker (Jared Leto) in starring roles.
Suicide Squad's theatrical release is just a few short weeks away, and we're expecting a big final push for the movie at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. With fresh marketing materials and interviews with the cast (including Screen Rant's own set visit coverage) emerging every day, Suicide Squad could end up being the movie that takes the latter half of the summer by storm - especially if the current box office projections turn out to be accurate.
To celebrate advance tickets for Suicide Squad going on sale, Warner Bros. has released a new set of character breakdown videos that reveal new footage (and, in some cases, new dialogue) from the movie and offer a brief introduction each member of Task Force X. Check out the videos below, courtesy of the stars' various social media accounts.
Katana's (Karen Fukuhara) mini-trailer notably includes the first line of spoken dialogue we've heard from the character (in Japanese, but with subtitles). Meanwhile, Amanda Waller's (Viola Davis) video shows that she isn't afraid to get stuck in when there's fighting, and also features a new bit of audio where she warns the Squad, "I am your consequence." Each of the characters' videos includes a little catwalk swagger ending in a freeze frame, seemingly filmed just for these teasers, along with custom animations and breakdowns of their identities and character traits.
Perhaps the most intriguing video is that of Enchantress a.k.a. Dr. June Moon (Cara Delevingne), which shows the ancient witch in a different outfit to the one we've seen her in so far - including what looks like a ceremonial headdress. Her mini-trailer coyly describes the powerful sorceress as being "6313 years young," and says that the extent of her powers is unknown.
Suicide Squad is scheduled to arrive in theaters on August 5, 2016; Wonder Woman is slated for release on June 2, 2017; followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 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. The Flash is currently without release date.