In case you somehow haven’t noticed, there are a lot of superheroes hitting our screen. So many in fact, that most of them just end up fighting each other (see: Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman: They’re Really Sticking To This Dumb Title). Thankfully, we’re also getting something to balance out all that smug, square-jawed goodness with DC and Warner Bros’ supervillain team flick Suicide Squad.
And during a special that aired on CW last night called “DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League” – which was basically a primer for this new shared DC Comics cinematic universe – a brand new Suicide Squad poster and trailer was also unveiled. And if you thought the leaked, then officially released, Comic-Con first look trailer from last year was good, then wait till you get a load of this!
Well, damn! How cool is that?! With the idiosyncratic music (and if you didn’t sing along, we can’t be friends!) oddball characters (or in case, eyeball character) and dry witty humour, you have to get the feeling that DC is setting this up as their answer to Marvel’s offbeat Guardians of the Galaxy. Only more terrestrial – but not too much based on that weird goo and monstrous tentacles we can just barely glimpse in the trailer. And you know what? I f#$king love them for it!
If there’s one thing the DC Comics cinematic universe desperately needed, it was some lightening up. Well, to be fair, this is still pretty dark, as its not often that one of our “heroes” has a predilection for eating people, but it just seems so freaking fun!
And then there’s Jared Leto’s Joker… Phwoar! I know the forehead tattoos and grill all seemed like they were trying way, way too hard to be grungy and edgy, but I’ll be damned if the more I see of him, the more I’m loving his version of the character. Couple all of that with how spectacularly this trailer has been cut together (action timings are perfect!), and my excitement level for this is through the roof.
Oh and while CW hasn’t made the Special itself available to the public yet, you can can check out the trailer for it below.
Suicide Squad also stars Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Cara Delivingne as Enchantress, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, Adam Beach as Slipknot, and Jim Parrack as Deathstroke. Suicide Squad was written and directed by David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch, Training Day) is scheduled for release on August 5, 2016.
This article originally appeared on TheMovies.co.za
Last Updated: January 20, 2016