Whilst all eyes were on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at the Warner Bros. Comic-Con panel, Hall H goers were pleasantly surprise when another comic-book film took centre stage when director David Ayer and the cast of Suicide Squad arrived to debut some first footage from the film.

***UPDATE: Trailer Officially online. Watch it here.***

After The Man From U.N.C.L.E and Pan warmed up the audience, we got a little video from Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder talking a bit about the DC Cinematic Universe. We got to see logos for Wonder Woman, The FlashCyborg, Aquaman and Green Lantern, now titled Green Lantern Corps. We also got to see the title treatment for Suicide Squad.

However, the real surprise came when the cast of the film came on-stage to debut some first footage from the forthcoming comic-book adaptation. Joining director David Ayer on stage was the cast of the film, including Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman and more. The footage came in the form of a teaser trailer and it was amazing. "All this good versus evil shit is played out," Ayer teased. "It's time for bad meets evil."


Now, when the trailer will be online is anyone's guess but, wuth over a year still to go until the project is set to release, we can assume that it won't be for a little while yet unfortunately. However, until Warner Bros. make it available for the public, you can find my full breakdown of the reveal below.

Here's what we saw:

The trailer opens with some cops at a restaurant, having dinner. They're chating away and one of them talks about some people, calling them “the worst of the worst.” Cue the Warner Bros. and DC Comics logos, appearing in a clock-like motion with ticking in the background. We're still at the dinner scene but this time we're shown who's at the table with these cops and it's Amanda Waller (Viola Davis). The cop continues about these "characters", even referencing Superman. "want to assemble a task force of the most dangerous people on the planet,” says Waller. The reply is doubtful, “They’re bad guys?” Waller is persistent, “Exactly. So, if anything goes wrong we can blame them.” Someone asks how she knows that she can control them and she replies with how "getting people to act against their own self-interest is what I do for a living."
And, so, the trailer is off as we cut to a prison of some sort. However, this isn't just any prison. It's like a maximum security, asylum kind of deal. We get a few gritty shots of the place before seeing a girl hanging upside down in her cell. It's Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn (the crowd goes wild upon seeing her). We then cut to Jay Hernandez's El Diablo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's Killer Croc (who's restrained and strapped down) and Will Smith's Deadshot, who is punching a punch bag before the camera cuts back to Quinn. As Waller approaches, we see Harley address her, so innocent and child-like, as she says, "Are you the Devil?"
The action begins and we get shots of Deadshot, decked out in full costume, going down the side of building. There's some action and a quick look at a hospital, engulfed in flames. Cara Delevingne's Enchantress also makes an appearance. Then we get a look at the whole team, standing together as Deadshot muses, "So, that's it huh? We’re the patsies. We’re some kind of suicide squad.” We get a few following shots of the rest of the group before Deadshot mockingly adds, "Let's go save the world." Some following action sequences occur. We see Jai Courtney's Captain Boomerang, a few little segments of Harley Quinn being a badass. She has a baseball bat in her hands, grinning. There's also a close-up of Killer Croc. Despite the hate towards his character in the official first image, he looks awesome. A few shots of a robbery are next and someone in a panda suit wields a rifle. It's crazy.
We're back to Quinn now, who we get a nice, full look at in costume and makeup, looking cool, before we see her licking the bars of a prison cell. Typical Harley Quinn thing to do. Some more action ensues as explosions and gunfire are seen. We then see Batman on top of The Joker's car as it races through the streets. Harley is sitting shotgun and laughing. "I hope you have insurance," she says. We then cut to a tense looking Captain Boomerang as he says, "You know what they say about the crazy ones?" Right on cue, we get a chillingly eerie and haunting laugh.  In comes Jared Leto’s The Joker, green-haired, shirtless and completely covered in tattoos.“I’m not going to kill you," he says. We then get another quick shot of the team together before cutting back to The Joker. We get a close-up as he stares straight into the camera (a chilling scene) and continues, "I’m just gonna hurt you. Really. Really. Bad.”
Cue the Suicide Squad title treatment.
I have been looking forward to this film since it was announced and this shows why. This is a much darker and grittier film than any other comic book adaption we've seen. It looks like David Ayer has captured the true essence of what makes this team and these characters so great. From what we saw, everyone looks awesome. Harley Quinn and The Joker are clearly the favourites and they are so creepy. The shot where The Joker leans into the camera is genuinely unsettling. The tone is dark, the look is dirty and grimy and there's an intense feel to the proceedings. The characters are psychos and everything you hoped they would be. Suicide Squad is shaping up to be pretty epic.

With Fury's David Ayer at the helm and starring Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Jared Leto (The Joker) and Cara Delevinge (Enchantress), Suicide Squad will open on August 4th, 2016.

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Awais Irfan
Founder of Oasis Awais, and avid lover of life, Awais Irfan's love of writing and film is unequivocal. Ever since he was a little kid, he has loved the cinematic experience; so much so, he is studying Film Production in Glasgow and hopes to be the next "big thing" in directing.

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