“Oh, I’m not gonna kill ya. I’m just gonna hurt ya. Really, really bad.”
To the dismay of Warner Bros., the first look of Suicide Squad hit the web after its Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con so now not only do the fans at the convention getting a chance to see one of the first legs of the new DC Cinematic Universe in action, but everyone does.
Directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, and Viola Davis, Suicide Squad follows a secret government agency who recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.
The first look seems very different from what Zack Snyder is doing with Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman and it looks like Ayer will get free will to make his own universe within the bonds of what Snyder and DC are doing with the heroic side. But there is also room for crossover as Ben Affleck’s Batman briefly showed up in the trailer, which could mean a tie-in between him, Jared Leto’s Joker, and the recently announced solo Batman movie that Affleck will be directing and co-writing.
The latest trailer for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice seemed to be dealing with the powers of Superman and how people perceive him as an almost god-like figure with Batman trying to bring the hero down a peg. It seems like Suicide Squad will deal with the underbelly of the DC Universe and what is going on in between the mega-movies such as Justice League and Batman v. Superman.
Also, no matter what anyone has said about Jared Leto as the Joker so far — this short tease made him look relatively terrifying.
Suicide Squad opens on August 5, 2016 and also stars Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Cara Delevingne, Jim Parrack, Adam Beach, and Ike Barinholtz.