‘Suicide Squad’ Trailer: The Joker Is Back and He’s Brought Batman With Him
Reshoots or no, the latest trailer for Suicide Squad debuted tonight during the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, offering a new sneak peek at David Ayer’s gritty super villain team-up. Packed with action, the trailer offered some new footage of DC’s Worst Heroes Ever, including Batman, The Joker and another classic 70s rock song.
While the last Suicide Squad trailer was brought to us via Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”, the new trailer is set to Sweet’s “Ballroom Blitz” (and to a lesser extent Grace’s cover of “You Don’t Own Me” by Lesley Gore). Even with the addition of Batman who makes numerous appearances (though you don’t see much of Ben Affleck’s face), this film feels like the anti-Batman vs. Superman. It’s a trailer when a character winks — Harley Quinn, natch — a bell rings.
We still don’t know much about the film’s plot (aside from the obvious basics), but it does appear that Enchantress is the film’s villain and has created some weird army of slimy mutants that the Squad needs to stop. How The Joker gets involved is anyone’s guess. (Batman seems to be relegated to one sequence with Joker and Harley, and he can be seen diving into a river to save her after she jumps in.)
Here’s the official synopsis:
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Directed by David Ayer, the film stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as The Joker, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Will Smith as Deadshot, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress and Karen Fukuhara as Katana, featuring Viola Davis as Amanda Waller and an appearance from Ben Affleck’s Batman.
Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5.