All aboard the hype train.
In the past week alone Warner Bros. gifted us a series of new trailers for Suicide Squad which teased Batman, revealed something big about Enchantress and previewed Amanda Waller armed with a machine gun, while a Hot Toys display at San Diego Comic-Con dropped an enormous spoiler about the Joker.
But it doesn't end there. The studio used their panel at Comic-Con today to drop the first Wonder Woman trailer, a highly entertaining first clip from Justice League Part One and, of course, the final trailer for Suicide Squad.
Check it out below.
I don't mind saying that this is by far and away the greatest trailer for a movie which already had three superb trailers. Could this movie be as big as Civil War?
For those who were still unsure of whether Enchantress was the true villain of the piece, this official synopsis released yesterday removes any doubt, while also revealing something very interesting about those neck implants...
'Suicide Squad' takes place in a post-Superman world where the government tries to determine how to respond in the event that an alien with more villainous intentions visits Earth. Ruthless intelligence officer Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) offers to recruit society’s worst criminals, those possessing lethal skills and superhuman powers. Her first target: the possessed archaeologist June Moone/Enchantress (Cara Delevingne).
When Midway City is threatened by a powerful mystical enemy, Waller’s plan gets the go-ahead. She cuts deals with the whole squad of prisoners: Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Slipknot (Adam Beach) and Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). The only condition is this: Obey orders or die.
This is strictly enforced by squad leader Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), the samurai Katana (Karen Fukuhara), and of course the explosive devices — developed by Wayne Enterprises — inserted into their necks. However, the arrival of the tatted-up Gotham City mega-criminal, the Joker (Jared Leto), might doom the mission thanks to his plan to reunite with his true love, Harley."
So, Bruce Wayne personally oversaw the development of the bombs that live in the necks of the Squad. Interesting to note that, even after inflicting much damage on Gotham in Batman v Superman, Bruce is in bed with the government.
Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5.