2016 is going to be an insane year for comic book movies. Of course, the big two that are already beginning to loom over the year like gaudily-clad 2001 monoliths are Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War, because apparently 2016 will be the year of superhero domestic disputes. But there are a ton of other upcoming comic book movies floating in under the radar, and one of them is David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, a new trailer for which dropped late last night. While the trailers for Batman vs Superman and Civil War seem built on a platform of po-faced seriousness, Suicide Squad is going the opposite route, setting the trailer to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and putting an emphasis on making the movie look like a big, fun, badass romp.
The trailer looks so infectiously fun that I’m officially more excited for Suicide Squad than I am for Batman Vs Superman. Granted, a large portion of that may be because Jai Courtney is apparently playing Captain Boomerang by channeling Tom Hardy in Bronson.
You can read the official synopsis for Suicide Squad and check out the new trailer below.
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?