Fans attending the Warner Bros.’ Hall H discussion panel at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego were given quite a few gems concerning two upcoming DC Comics films — Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. While the former received the majority of attention, new details concerning Suicide Squad were also released.
Although the trailer for Suicide Squad that was shown at Comic-Con wasn’t officially released after the event, Warner Bros. did decide to post it online after a bootleg version surfaced. The trailer features a better look at several characters that will be playing a large part in the film, including Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Deadshot (Will Smith), The Joker (Jared Leto), Viola Davis, and Joel Kinnaman.
The reception of the first trailer of Suicide Squad has been mixed. Although some fans took to social media to announce their approval and anticipation of the new movie, other weren’t so kind. Indeed, the trailer does feature a dark side, and while it did reveal the sort of tone the movie may take, there is still a lot to be learned about the plot line before it is released next year.
While the trailer has been received with mixed from fans online, it did feature a lot of Robbie as Harley Quinn. Quinn is seen throughout the trailer and is featured in quite a number of shots, making it appear as though she will be playing a large part in the DC Comics movie.
In addition to Quinn, fans also got a first look at Leto’s Joker at the end of the trailer. Although his spot is short, his appearance has generated a lot of attention, with most fans approving of Leto’s portrayal of the villain.
While the attendees at Comic-Con were given the first look at the trailer, a pirated copy surfaced online that gave the rest of the world a glimpse at the secretive trailer. Although Warner Bros. tried to take down the footage, they were forced to officially roll out the trailer after their efforts failed.
“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,” Warner Bros. president of marketing, Sue, Kroll, explained in a statement released by Entertainment Weekly.
“We have been unable to achieve that goal. Today we will release the same footage that has been illegally surfacing on the web … we cannot continue to allow the film to be represented by the poor quality of the pirated footage stolen from our presentation.”
Following the statement made by Kroll, director David Ayers took to Twitter, saying “As we used to say in the #Navy stand-by to stand-by. We’re gonna make it right.”
Check out the newest trailer of Suicide Squad below, the film opens August 5, 2016.
[Image Courtesy: David Ayers / Twitter]