ByEleanor Tremeer, writer at
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Eleanor Tremeer

2016 is truly gonna be the year of the superhero movie, but we're going to see something different than before. Suicide Squad already looks like one of the best superhero movies of all time. I mean, it's a bunch of antiheroes and villains f*cking shit up! What's not to love?

The second trailer only increased the hype for this movie, proving that Suicide Squad has a delightfully dark sense of humor. And now there's two TV spots to accompany the new trailer. Although they don't have any new footage, they both drop plot hints for the movie...

Joker's Starring Role

Ever since the film was announced, fans have been wondering how large a role the Joker would play in the story.

Joker is a "smart businessman" in Suicide Squad
Joker is a "smart businessman" in Suicide Squad

Is he simply there to provide Harley Quinn's villainous backstory? Or is he the true villain of the piece? Well, if the new trailers prove nothing else, it's that the Joker will have a prominent role in the plot, and won't be confined to flashback scenes. This TV spot in particular shines a spotlight on the Joker's character - check it out!

The teaser begins with the Joker threatening someone, and ends on his maniacal laugh, positioning him as a person of influence in the plot.

"I can't wait to show you my toys..."

So is he the real threat that Task Force X are assembled to take out? We'll just have to wait and see to find out, but one thing's for certain...

We're Just Not Ready For Leto's Joker

After Heath Ledger's iconic portrayal of the Joker in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, Jared Leto's got some big clown shoes to fill. Understandably, he and director David Ayer have worked hard to create a version of the Joker that really stands out from the crowd.

Can Jared Leto's Joker compare to Ledger's?
Can Jared Leto's Joker compare to Ledger's?

Lately it seems they might have been going a bit too far with the hype though, what with Leto's in-character pranks and Ayer's pre-emptive praise of the character. By the time Batman vs Superman director chimed in with his opinion, the internet just couldn't take any more...

"You’re going to get taken on a journey with Jared that I don’t know that everyone’s ready for but I think it will be amazing."

...and this prompted more than a bit of mocking from all corners of the web.

Which to be honest, is every bit as entertaining as the Suicide Squad marketing itself.

Seriously though, Jared Leto's version of the Joker does look pretty on point. He's got the laugh down, his characterisation is suitably off-the-wall, and his role in the plot is deliciously enigmatic. We've still got a few months to wait until the movie is finally released but until then, at least there's more TV spots to look forward to!

...Is it August yet?


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