Before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice took over everyone's brains at the Saturday Comic-Con panel hosted by Warner Bros., David Ayer and his cast rolled out the first official footage from Suicide Squad, a movie a lot of DC Comics fans probably thought they'd never get. The film is star-packed, the director is enthusiastic, and we've seen plenty of on-set images of the cast in action. Footage is what we really wanted, though, and the Hall H crowd got it.
The three-minute trailer got a very enthusiastic response from the crowd, and some fans even managed to leak video of it online, which prompted rumors that Warner Bros. would be locking down their Comic-Con presentations in the future. That's not what's happening today, though. Instead, the studio just went ahead and officially released the footage, so the world can see what Ayer and company are up to.
As expected, the film is about Amanda Waller's (Viola Davis) attempt to assemble "the worst of the worst" and compel them to save the world in exchange for a bit of freedom. Among them are Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), and a host of other baddies, and they all have to find a way to work together. Unfortunately, the trailer doesn't give us much in the way of plot, but it does give us lots of action, from Deadshot rappelling down a wall to the whole gang marching into battle together. Then, of course, there's The Joker (Jared Leto), promising to hurt us "really, really bad" as he talks directly to the camera in a, frankly, terrifying shot. It might not be everyone's favorite version of these characters, but Ayer has a vision, and this trailer proves it. Check it out:
Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5, 2016.
(Via Warner Bros.)