In one of the longest trailers for a comic book movie we get the first look at the like of The Joker, Harley Quinn and Killer Croc. Watch below and then read our reaction which follows.
Harley Quinn takes centre stage more than any of her team mates. Often depicted with a high pitch whine of a voice, she’s a devoted sidekick and girlfriend to The Joker. We see her shot in many different time periods including a shot of a young blonde woman in glasses and a lab coat being slammed down onto a gurney. Later we also see that same woman strapped down with a purple glove teasing her face. Presumably she starts out as psychiatrist; Dr. Harleen F. Quinzel, until she’s tortured by The Joker.
We see a lot of shots of masked men and women shooting up a prison. We see a mass of heavy armoured prison guards running to something. And we see a smashed window in the same setting. This has to be our first look at the DC Universe’s Arkham Asylum. We see The Joker being escorted out of a similar setting. Which suggests his cronies are there to help him do what he’s done so many times, escape Arkham. There are suggestions of several other origin stories as well, we see Cara Delevingne not donning the Enchantress costume, but cave diving gear. This as well as a glimpse at Will Smith with what looks like a daughter, suggests we will get a look at Will Smith playing Floyd Lawton as well as Deadshot. This could be just the tip of the iceberg; the cast list features many alternative names, maybe we get an origin story for every single member… I hope not.
Even with a glimpse at Killer Croc and Will Smith’s star power as Deadshot the focus of excitement is on The Joker. Other than Loki Marvel have struggled to find a memorable villain, this gives DC the chance to take the upper hand here. The comics are rich with dark and diverse villains, hopefully Suicide Squad will be a demonstration of that. Follow me on Twitter @Brambi Follow us on Twitter @FilmsandWhatNot