There were two Suicide Squad-related surprises at Comic-Con over the weekend. Not only did the cast make a surprise appearance (sans Jared Leto), but director David Ayer also surprised the crowd with the first official footage of the movie.
The Suicide Squad trailer wasn’t officially set for release online. But some excited fans caused the video leak online, which reportedly has over 5 million views and counting. You can watched the Suicide Squad trailer leak here or read the description below before both leave the internet forever. The trailer could disappear, but it’s still been up since Saturday.
“Dinner table. ‘I have the worst of the worst’, a man tells Amanda Waller. The DC Comics logo ticks into screen. Waller says she put them in a hole and threw away the hole. She references Superman. ‘A task force of the most dangerous people on the planet who can do some good.’ ‘We have built in deniability’ because they’re bad guys. Harley Quinn hangs upside down in a cage. Deadshot beats a punching bag. Killer Croc strapped to a gurney. Harley asks, “Are you the devil?” Deadshot grapples down a building. A hospital gets shot up. Enchantress sits in a pool. Deadshot calls themselves the Suicide Squad as the team forms in the street. Helicopters fire. Harley holds her bat like a shotgun. The Joker walks down a hallway. Harley strangles a guard. Batman rides the Joker’s car. Harley pops gum. Boomerang talks about crazy people. Joker’s laugh! ‘I’m not gonna kill ya!’ Joker says. The squad walks down the street. Joker goes on, ‘I’m just gonna hurt ya, really, really bad,’ with the most insane look anyone can ever have in their eyes.”
Fans will have to wait to watch a high-definition version of the Suicide Squad trailer. Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution for Warner Bros., released a statement to Deadline.
“We have no plans currently to release theSuicide Squad footage that leaked from Hall H on Saturday. It’s unfortunate and ultimately damaging that one individual broke a long-standing trust we have enjoyed with our fans at the convention by posting early material, which, at this point, was not intended for a wider audience. We are still in production on Suicide Squad, and will have a big campaign launch in the future. Our presentation yesterday was designed to be experienced in that room, on those big screens!”
Not only did the Suicide Squad trailer leak, but the Deadpool trailer leaked online, as well. Both versions of the trailers leaked on the internet, and the studios aren’t happy at the fans who shot the exclusive trailers from their smartphones or cameras. As for the Deadpool trailer, Ryan Reynolds explained the reason they didn’t release it online is because the CGI in the film is not yet finished. The actor told fans that they can wait for its official release in three weeks. As for Suicide Squad and DC Comics fans, they may have to wait as long as the fall to see an official online release.
The buzz surrounding the Suicide Squad trailer has been well-received on the internet. It probably would’ve have better if the official trailer was released online, as well. The millions of fans who weren’t able to attend this year’s Comic-Con would have definitely watched the Suicide Squad trailer, especially since there’s been hype surrounding the movie for the past few months.
The Suicide Squad sure made its share of surprises at San Diego’s Comic-Con. The cast even tried to gather around for an “epic selfie,” according to the Metro.
What are your thoughts on the Suicide Squad trailer leaking online? Do you think it’s only fair for fans who didn’t attend Comic-Con to see it as well? What are your thoughts on the trailer? Does it make you excited for the movie? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.
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