We?ll probably earn the ire of huge Star Wars fans here, but we totally thought that the Suicide Squad trailer was hands down the best presentation during the recently-concluded San Diego Comic Con 2015.
It was so good indeed, that fans clamored for a public release of their trailer ? a supposed Comic Con exclusive. Hours after it was shown, bootleg copies and contraband clips started leaking online ? and to the advantage of the Warner Bros. movie! Fans just had to watch it.
So it was such a treat when Warner Bros. released the official, beautiful trailer yesterday, and it just goes to show that the film company is serious about getting the nod of moviegoers who have been preferring Marvel over DC Comics for the last few years.
Suicide Squad Crushes Star Wars
Fans were excited, we know we are, and after learning of the very real possibility of a Batman vs Superman-Suicide Squad crossover, the novelty of the film just shoot up to the roof! Now don?t get us wrong, we?re sure the Disney/Lucas collaboration in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to be good too (the reel clips showing more actual than CGI shots is just awesome), but to see a bunch of DC villains working alongside each other to save the world ? oh the Force is just stronger for us in this one.
Suicide Squad adopts the somber, brooding environment of Christian Bale?s Batman series, and it comes alive literally by a generous serving of bad guys and a lot of kick ass. The movie takes some of DC?s notable villains, and brings them together to be the most unlikely saviors of humanity by working with Amanda Waller, the chief of A.R.G.U.S. (a super secret government agency) to carry out the most dangerous missions no legit government agency in its right mind would take on. Or they can die trying ? it?s their choice in exchange of leniency for all the crimes they committed.
And so the concept of the Suicide Squad was born. Kind of like the Avengers, only with a lot of attitude.
Homage to the Bad Guys
Admittedly, not all of the cast?s characters have the familiarity of DC?s more famous heroes ? but that?s actually a good thing. Because of this, Director David Ayer (Fast and the Furious), have the liberty to develop their heroes (or anti-heroes) whichever way he wants. The cast includes: Jared Leto as The Joker; Will Smith as Deadshot; Cara Delevigne as Enchantress; Margot Robbie as Harley Qinn;?Tom Hardy as Rick Flag; and?Jai Courtney as Boomerang.
But here are our favorites:
Will Smith as Deadshot
Smith is no stranger to portraying the anti-hero, playing a convincing drunk super human in the movie Hancock. He?s also played a generous list of hero roles from cocky pilot, alien marshal, and cowboy. His role as marksman Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot, make for combination of all his characters, although we do hope that he leaves behind his rather bland and impassive Cypher Raige character from the flop movie, After Earth.
Cara Delevigne as Enchantress
The model-turned-actress make for a very convincing Enchantress, what with her brooding eyebrows and signature lips. Her submerged clip in the trailer was well, enchanting. We’re pretty sure Director Ayer’s former colleague Michelle Rodriguez would agree.
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn
She is surely one of the more interesting characters in the movie. And her character has been building up for years for this moment. We?re seeing more of the playful girl like in videos like Batman: Arkham Knight, so we?re pretty sure many would love to see her in action on the big screen.
Also, we can?t wait how her relationship with the Joker pans out as the Suicide Squad starts at a time when she turns her back on her original boss after feeling guilty from the death of Robin.
And Harley Quinn hanging around her cell with the enigmatic ?The Joke Is On Me? by the Bee Gees, just make for an unforgettable clip ? we?re pretty sure it?s a symbolism for somewhere there.
Ben Affleck as Batman
We’re not so sure how much appearance is Batman going to give in Suicide Squad but it seems quite obvious that the dark knight will be in the movie. That, and the fact that there’s homage to the Joker in the Batman v Superman trailer.
Jared Leto as The Joker
Ah yes. Jared Leto as The Joker. We?re not exactly sure how to react to his character. He is as sinister as ever, and Leto is just fantastic and chilling, green hair and all. But he has the most unfortunate fate of being the Joker right after the late Heath Ledger. And we all know that Heath was just brilliant in The Dark Knight, and that it?s an act that?ll be so hard to follow. So we?re reserving judgement until we see the Suicide Squad in 2016.