Suicide Squad Trailer Breakdown

You’ve probably already seen the new Suicide Squad trailer that was unveiled yesterday. You may have already seen it a few times because it is one seriously impressive piece of marketing that showcases a tone and style that no one saw coming. Warner Bros. has obviously taken a few cues from how Marvel sold Guardians of the Galaxy to introduce this gang of misfits and oddballs to a wider audience and it works absurdly well. Director David Ayer has cooked up something that takes place in the same world as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it looks completely different in just about every way.

While the trailer does a fairly good job of establishing the basic premise (the government recruits a bunch of imprisoned DC comics super villains into a task force that is forced to go on dangerous missions), it doesn’t delve into the plot specifics. At the same time, it’s bursting with mysterious images, insane moments, and surprising beats. This thing begs for a frame-by-frame breakdown.

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We’ll say this much for the burgeoning DC movie universe – it’s already looking a bit unpredictable. We still have no idea what to make of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a movie that appears to have the plots and characters of a dozen separate film jammed into one package, but we’re certainly intrigued by Suicide Squad. Here is a comic book movie that, conceptually, feels like a gigantic left turn. How do you follow up a movie featuring Superman and Batman and Wonder Woman? How about an adaptation of a mostly unknown comic series about B-tier villains teaming up to take down a bigger threat? That’s bold.

But enough of that. You’re here because the first proper Suicide Squad trailer has arrived. You can watch that below.

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot trailer

As Sisters prepares to go head-to-head with Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the box office this weekend, Paramount has dropped the first trailer for Whiskey Tango FoxtrotTina Fey leads the war comedy about a journalist sent to Afghanistan on assignment. Initially out of her element, she adjusts to the wild, adrenaline-fueled atmosphere.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is based on the memoir by former Chicago Tribune reporter Kim Barker, and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love.) Also starring are Margot RobbieMartin FreemanBilly Bob ThorntonAlfred Molina, and Christopher Abbott also star. Hit the jump to see the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot trailer. Read More »

Legend of Tarzan Trailer

Since Disney’s adaptation of John Carter of Mars didn’t work out too well, maybe Warner Bros. will have more luck updating a more grounded novel from Edgar Rice Burroughs in The Legend of Tarzan.

True Blood and The East star Alexander Skarsgård takes the title role of the man who was raised in the jungle by a family of apes. However, this approach to Tarzan finds the character already removed from the jungles of Africa, living with his wife Jane (Margot Robbie) far away from his former home. But then some kind of scheme brings him back to the jungle, where his enemies will learn how he survived in the wild for so long. Read More »

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David Yates has spent most of the past decade immersed in the Harry Potter universe, and he just recently headed back there to direct the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. But in between, he took a little detour to the wilds of Africa for 2016’s The Legend of Tarzan.

Based on the classic creation by Edgar Rice BurroughsTarzan stars Alexander Skarsgård as the lord of the jungle and Margot Robbie as his beloved Jane. The twist this time, however, is that the story won’t be about Tarzan getting civilized — it’ll be about an already-civilized Tarzan learning how to get wild again. Get your Tarzan first look after the jump. Read More »

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Suicide Squad isn’t actually in theaters for another nine months, but you wouldn’t know that from the onslaught of promotional material flooding the web this week. Say what you will about the film itself, but the Suicide Squad marketing team clearly isn’t one for procrastinating.

Following four splashy magazine covers for Joker (Jared Leto), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), and Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), we have a new batch of Suicide Squad photos offering better looks at Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), and more. Check ’em out after the jump.  Read More »

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Update #1: High resolution versions of the Empire covers featuring the Joker and Enchantress have arrived online. You can find them below.

Update #2: Harley Quinn and Deadshot now have their own Empire covers as well. Again, click the jump to check ’em out!

Few things have proven as instantly controversial in the world of online fandom as Jared Leto‘s take on the Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. That first reveal is now the stuff of legend – you could hear the angry internet comments from orbit. Everyone seemed to chill out a bit when that Comic-Con trailer arrived online, giving us a brief look at the character in action. Still, even bringing up this retooled version of Batman’s arch-nemesis is like tossing a bloody hunk of meat into a internet forum manned entirely by sharks. People like yelling about the Joker more than they like yelling about Batman himself. It’s genuinely impressive.

Well, crack your knuckles, stretch your fingers, and prepare start typing in ALL CAPS because new photos of Leto as the Joker have arrived online. So get ready to hit the comments section of your choice and get to work. The internet is fueled by your rage, people.

Check out the new Joker images for yourself after the jump.

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If you have actor/singer/Oscar winner Jared Leto‘s address, please send him cards, flowers, or chocolates, because, for God’s sake, the man just gave birth. That’s how he describes having played the Joker in director David Ayer‘s (FurySuicide Squad, which is about a pack of villains on a suicide mission.

After the jump, Jared Leto discusses the Joker.

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Which superhero did Suicide Squad‘s Margot Robbie almost play? Why did Pierce Brosnan turn down Tim Burton‘s Batman? Which caped hero does Wes Bentley wish he could play? What’s the Supergirl pilot about? Why does Megalyn Echikunwoke think the world needs Vixen? How pissed off does Nick Fury look in his Hot Toys figure? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »