“We’re bad guys, it’s what we do!” Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn quips at the tail-end of last night’s show-stopping Suicide Squad trailer, which offered up the best look at David Ayer’s live-action depiction of Task Force X to date.
Set against the instantly recognizable lyrics of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” – in accordance with leaked reports – Warner Bros. produced a fine sizzle reel that was all style, little content and practically zero spoilers. The perfect trailer, then!
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To keep the flame of excitement burning bright from last night’s reveal, Warner Bros. have rolled out a string of screenshots from the trailer in question, offering a play-by-play breakdown as Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) – essentially the DC equivalent of Nick Fury in this instance – commissions an elite task force that pulls together the worst of the worst, before sending them out on daring black ops mission that would send your Average Joe running for the mountains with their tail between their legs.
But as the footage attests, David Ayer’s Suicide Squad aren’t exactly your average ensemble. Featuring a who’s who of freaks and conflicted superheroes, the core cast of comic book characters comprises Deadshot, Katana, Diablo, Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc, Rick Flag, and Harley Quinn, not to mention Jared Leto as the inimitable Clown Prince of Crime.
It’s a take on the Joker that has attracted a near-unprecedented amount of attention, mostly because of Suicide Squad‘s radical portrayal of Batman’s arch nemesis along with the performances that have come before. For Ayer, though, Leto’s turn as the unhinged psychopath is enough to “make the hairs on your back stand up.”
Suicide Squad will unleash a whole new brand of chaos when David Ayer’s assembles the worst heroes ever on August 5.