SDCC 2015 – Suicide Squad
Hall H on Saturday at SDCC had a plethora of film studios presenting new trailers and footage for hyped projects. One of those was Warner Brothers’ Suicide Squad. For some studios, they will show trailers that are designed to only be shown at SDCC. It is not allowed by SDCC to film any of the trailers, exclusive photos, etc. There is always someone who films it with their camera, albeit a really bad grainy, shaky version. This is exactly what happened with Suicide Squad. Unfortunately, Warner Brothers was not able to take down all of the leaked versions, so they decided to officially release it. You might question whether this was a marketing ploy, but I assure you it is not.
Suicide Squad is a DC Comics film directed by David Ayer. It focuses on a group of comic villains who are banded together to do the government’s work. I won’t get into the details because I am highly ignorant of the premise and most of the villains seen in the trailer. There are two villains that the trailer focuses on the most, Harley Quinn (Magot Robbie) and The Joker (Jared Leto). These are probably the two characters that fans are most excited to see in the film (or at least in the case of Leto, if he can pull it off). There is also an appearance by Batman (Ben Affleck). The rest of the cast is as follows: Will Smith (Deadshot), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Adam Beach (Slipknot), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo), Karen Fukahara (Katana), Ike Barinholtz (Hugo Strange), Jim Parrack (Jonny Frost), Raymond Olubawale (King Shark), Scott Eastwood, Alex Meraz, and Common.
Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5, 2016.