We’ve come a long way since the days when the only tangible tidbits coming out of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad were a string of blurry, low-res set photos. Fast forward to the aftermath of San Diego Comic-Con and not only have we had our first look at the film’s jet-black first trailer, but prompted by the bootleg versions of said clip, Warner Bros. has unveiled a string of official screenshots that take us up close and personal with the eclectic members of Task Force X.
Seen in the gallery above are the likes of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, and Viola Davis as the all-powerful Amanda Waller. It’s the latter character that opened the official SDCC sizzle reel, and it’s Waller’s top-secret masterplan that assembles the crooks in the first place.
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And though you may bemoan the amount of information released – particularly considering that the film is still close to a year away – there are still ample questions to be answered. For instance, how will Jared Leto’s Joker filter into the story and, perhaps more enticingly, in what ways will Ayer’s villain-centric flick dovetail with Dawn of Justice?
Fans have stipulated that it is Jason Todd’s Robin that ties both worlds together, given that we see the defaced armor appear in the trailer for Zack Snyder’s titanic showdown. Whether this is accurate or not though will ultimately be decided in time.
As for the aforementioned piracy outbreak, here’s the official response from Warner Bros., which was released prior to yesterday’s Suicide Squad trailer.
“Warner Bros. Pictures and our anti-piracy team have worked tirelessly over the last 48 hours to contain the Suicide Squad footage that was pirated from Hall H on Saturday,” says Sue Kroll, “We have been unable to achieve that goal.
“Today we will release the same footage that has been illegally circulating on the web, in the form it was created and high quality with which it was intended to be enjoyed. We regret this decision as it was our intention to keep the footage as a unique experience for the Comic Con crowd, but we cannot continue to allow the film to be represented by the poor quality of the pirated footage stolen from our presentation.”
Suicide Squad opens on August 5, 2016.