It has certainly been a big weekend for Warner Bros. Pictures and DC at 2016's Comic-Con International in San Diego. With a slew of reveals and teases – Wonder Woman trailer, a Justice League teaser and the film's first official image, and an extended look at Suicide Squad – WB/DC made sure to put their best foot forward with their continued promotion of the DC Extended Universe. Up next: making sure Suicide Squad lives up to the expectations and box office projections surrounding it.
Despite a disappointing critical reaction to the first two DCEU installments – Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice - it seems as though the hype for the aforementioned Suicide Squad film has been growing since the reveal of the movie's Comic-Con trailer last summer. There is simply an innate sense of intrigue surrounding this villain-centric film, and the public's curiosity has been peaked, to say the least. Merely weeks from the release of the highly anticipated comic book movie, WB's final marketing push is now in full swing with numerous TV spots, trailers, and now some never before seen extended clips from the film.
WB/DC has now unveiled eight brand-new clips (below) from Suicide Squad, featuring the film's baddies in all their glory. There is plenty of new footage for fans to sink their teeth into as this extended sneak peek gives prospective audiences their best look yet at this highly anticipated film.
Featuring a healthy dose of Deadshot (Will Smith), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), these eight clips serve to showcase the tone of the film, along with a healthy amount of Suicide Squad's story and, of course, its eccentric characters. Not to mention, these videos show off a fair number of jokes from the aforementioned Smith, Kinnaman, and Robbie-portrayed characters, among others.
Fans and casual moviegoers alike appear to be flocking to this movie, but those following the film closely may feel as though Suicide Squad's marketing has given a lot of bits and plot points away ahead of its release. Those looking to steer clear of trailers, television spots, and extended clips may feel as though they are being bombarded with tempting nuggets in the form teases and reveals, but nevertheless, what is being shown promises entertaining counterprogramming in comparison to the rest of the genre.
Director David Ayer and company look to offer something unique in the world of comic book movies with Suicide Squad, and fans are less than two weeks away from witnessing the final product first hand. With Warner Bros. Pictures and DC looking to right the ship so to speak, perhaps the conversation surrounding the DCEU will start to sound much different in the coming weeks.
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 and Batman solo movie are currently without release dates.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures