With a positive fan reaction at Comic-Con over the weekend, Warner Bros. hit a home run with the dark psychotic first look at Suicide Squad via a trailer cut exclusively for the event. However, the footage quickly leaked online pirated by fans in Hall H with cell phones. The studio has now released an official HD version for quality control.
Sue Kroll, Warner Bros.’ President of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, gave this statement to Deadline:
“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. We have been unable to achieve that goal. Today we will release the same footage that has been illegally circulating on the web, in the form it was created and high quality with which it was intended to be enjoyed. We regret this decision as it was our intention to keep the footage as a unique experience for the Comic Con crowd, but we cannot continue to allow the film to be represented by the poor quality of the pirated footage stolen from our presentation.”
Our first live action look at the misfit band of super villians turned government ops is an impressive one. There will be likely anyone in the cast, even Will Smith as Deadshot, will be able to do to possibly overshadow the big screen debut of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) or Jared Leto’s take on the Joker.
The trailer certainly pulls no punches in teasing the terrifying evil Joker is capable of. It looks like it’s none other than Dr. Harleen Quinzel who’s at the receiving end of his shock treatment torture. Needless to say this scene will not be easy to watch. Wonder if Joker is personally responsible for all of Harley’s tattoos as well after he warps Quinzel into Quinn.
Directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad is set for for release on August 5, 2016 and stars Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jared Leto (Joker), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo), Common, Adam Beach (Slipknot), Jim Parrack, Ike Barinholtz and Scott Eastwood.