The Suicide Squad Comic-Con sneak peak has, following a predictable leak, become a full-blown first look at the DC Comics supervillain movie.
The first thing to notice is that it’s definitely a trailer, rather than a standard teaser, sitting at 3 minutes long. This might seem like over-analysis, but it’s interesting to see them show so much material more than a year before the film is due to be released. Which makes me wonder what sort of stuff we’ll get to see in the trailers that Warner Bros will inevitably release closer to the premiere.
In all honesty, I haven’t been too excited for the film, from my worries about how all the characters will be portrayed (a concern that seems to be shared by other comic fans), to the general feel of the film. Obviously, it’ll be exciting to watch regardless, but it’s a concept that could go even further than that.
So while the trailer didn’t turn me into a straight-up fanboy, it did have some good moments. That tone and feel I mentioned? The trailer had that nailed down, from the chilling choice of music to the brief glimpses of the characters both separate and together.
As for the main two, The Joker and Harley Quinn, I’ve still got doubts, but that’s probably just due to the precedent Jared Leto and Margot Robbie are going up against. Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger and Mark Hamill have covered almost every base when it comes to The Joker, while the original animated Harley from Batman: The Animated Series, voiced there by Arleen Sorkin, is the best version of her as well. Margot Robbie definitely seemed like Harley, while Leto’s quick cameo was, especially in the context of the original viewing, little more than a quick glimpse to rouse the Comic-Con crowd and get the media talking. We’ll inevitably get better, longer glimpses of him in those trailers further down the line.
So, Suicide Squad. What did you think? Am I missing out on the fun, or is the diagnosis even worse than I think? Let us know!