Not a lot of people know this, but I used to be a Radio DJ for a radio station called Power 91. I even had my own show called Randomocity. So I guess you could say that I have an ear for music. Speaking of “music”, have you noticed that in both trailers for the Suicide Squad movie they had music played in the background? Not just any music though. “I Started a Joke” and “Bohemian Rhapsody”! My question is why?
My theory is that the lyrics that are chosen for the trailers play a vital key in giving away a small plot for the movie.
Allow me to explain:
In this first trailer we have the song "I Started A Joke" performed by Becky Hanson in the background. The cover was from The Bee Gees. I personally liked The Wallflowers cover more, but that's just me. Anyway here is the break down and you can follow along by watching trailers and even pausing them on parts that may be very important:
“I started a joke, which started the whole world crying,...”
During this scene it shows Harley Quinn in her cell and it has a woman singing the song to indicate that Harley Quinn is the one who is starting the “joke”.
“...but I didn't see..."
In this scene it shows the Eyeball Guy with a machine gun. I find this interesting because the word “see” is said when it shows the Eyeball Guy.
I wonder if this character has some type of role in the movie? It is obviously a mask. Not to be confused with this Marvel character, Orb AKA Drake Shannon:
If it is that character, then it could be some nod to the MCU for both DC and Marvel to make a DC vs Marvel Amalgam movie… that would be interesting to see. They’re thinking of recasting Wolverine, and Jackman did say that Tom Hardy would make a great replacement. Maybe Hardy can be cast in for Dark Claw? This topic will have to continue on another post.
Anyway, the real question is, who is behind the mask? Maybe it’s the Joker? This version of The Joker is very different than the others portrayed on film, so maybe instead of donning the Red Hood(like in the comic book origin stories for The Joker) he is wearing a huge eyeball as a mask. Does the character have a red eye?
Or just maybe it is a Starro nod from a Batman Beyond episode?
“...that the joke was on me,...”
In this small snippet we see Enchantress in a what appears to be a tub of black tar and we also briefly see Harley Quinn’s high heels when the word “me” is said. Maybe both of them are part of The Joker’s “killing joke”?
“I started to cry, which started the whole world laughing,...”
“...oh, if I'd only seen...”
The Joker reveals himself as he gets ready to torture an unknown character.
“that the joke was on me…”
Deadshot turns his head to Harley Quinn in this scene to indicate that the Joke was again on her.
In the second trailer we have Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen playing in the background. I find this was an interesting choice. The reason being is because in the first trailer they had the song “I Started a Joke”, which was talking about The Joker and Harley Quinn being part of that joke.
If you know your card games, then you know that Jokers are wild. Queens are part of that house of cards. And what’s the name of the group who is singing the song in the second trailer? Queen!
Maybe the Queen is referring to Harley Quinn?
Anyway, this is how the trailer starts and this is what I think the lyrics from the song mean.
“Is this the real life?”
It shows Captain Boomerang wanting to get out of his cell. Associating the lyrics with the character, could mean that Boomerang obviously wants to get out and can’t quite grasp that “this [is] real life”...
“Is this just fantasy?”
We see Harley Quinn drinking tea(with her pinky out mind you), while reading a romantic novel. Could her reading a romantic novel and this lyric hint that she fantasizes being with The Joker?
“Caught in a landslide,...”
It shows Deadshot looking out his window cell. This could mean that Will Smith’s character is in a pickle that he can’t get out of.
“No escape from reality.”
This shows El Diablo, Killer Croc and Captain Boomerang. This could indicate that no matter what these guys do, they can’t escape from whats binding them to the Suicide Squad.
“Too late, my time has come,...”
This could mean that a bunch of inmates tried to escape, but it was too late and the ones who were almost successful in escaping were selected to be in the Suicide Squad.
“...Sent shivers down my spine,...”
For some reason we see what looks like the Blue Man Group. Could these guys be Mr. Freeze's Goons? After all a cold chill does send shivers down one’s spine. Maybe we’ll see a Mr. Freeze cameo in this film?
“Body's aching all the time.”
Obviously the Squad have a big problem with authority, which means that the police are in a whole world of hurt!
The ones who are selected to take part in the Suicide Squad are saying “Goodbye” to the jail life and saying “Hello” to Suicide Missions.
“No, we will not let you go. (Let him go!)
We will not let you go. (Let him go!)
We will not let you go. (Let me go!)
Will not let you go. (Let me go!)
Never, never let you go
Never let me go, oh.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no.”
Throughout this chorus, it is plain to see that it is referring to the Suicide Squad wanting to be “let go”, but they obviously won’t be let go until their suicide mission is done.
"Oh, mama mia, mama mia (Mama mia, let me go.)"
"Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me.”
This is hinting at The Joker, because in Batman(1989), The Joker played by Jack Nicholson said, “You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?”
“So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye?”
This is referring to Deadshot being unstoppable in his skills.
“So you think you can love me and leave me to die?”
This can mean two things. One, the story behind The Joker and Harley Quinn’s relationship is a love hate relationship, where The Joker at one point, left Harley Quinn to die. But she survives somehow and is part of the Suicide Squad only to get back at The Joker for what he did to her.
Two, it did show El Diablo right when the word “die” was said. If you’re part of the Suicide Squad someone is going to die. It is inevitable. What if that person is El Diablo?
“Oh, baby, can't do this to me, baby,
Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here.”
This is talking about Rick Flag rubbing Dead Shot the wrong way. As you can see from the scene that they do not see eye to eye.
“Nothing really matters to me.”
This is basically the Suicide Squads stand in what is considered the normal society. “Nothing really matters to [them]!”
What do you think? Do the lyrics give a hidden plot of the movie? Let me know in the comments below!