After the Comic-Con footage for Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad leaked online, director David Ayer tweeted out that he planned to make it right ,and today we now have that trailer online, in magnificent HD.
Set to an incredibly odd cover of the Bee Gees’ I Started A Joke, the films already looks incredibly unique among comic book films. Director David Ayer has tried to up the ante, and with good reason. With such an odd property to adapt into a film, Warner Bros. definitely needs something that will stand out and differ their universe of films as much as they can from Marvel’s.
One of the biggest highlights of the film is the first clip of Jared Leto in action as the Joker, playing up the psychotic thug aspect so many detractors were disliking. And yes, those tattoos and grills are definitely here to stay, but does it really look that bad? Ending with an extreme close-up and promising the infliction of real pain is hell of a way to end a trailer. Leto might deliver.
The trailer was released not two days after its premiere during the Warner Bros. / DC panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con 2015. Complaints came hard and fast for the trailer to be released online, with several bootleg versions making the rounds just hours later to huge numbers.
David Ayer himself commented on the need for the trailer to be released online and his slight disappointment over the pirated versions:
Shame our sneak peek Hall H footage was leaked. #notcool it’s unfair to the fans who waited in line. And not how I intended folks to see it.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) July 13, 2015
Warner Bros President Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution Sue Kroll explained the reason for the footage’s official release:
“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. 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. The film is still shooting in Toronto, so enjoy this early look now.
Images: Warner Bros.