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Here’s our first hint of…well, whatever it is the team is up against. Whatever it is, it’s capable of causing destruction on a massive scale. In other words, it’s the kind threat that encourages the use of totally expendable super-villains.

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What do we have here? Some kind icky, supernatural-looking grossness! In what may be one of the most pleasant surprises of this trailer, the main mission at the center of this movie appears to revolve around something entirely fantastical. The Squad could have easily fought a bunch of criminals or terrorists, but it looks like they’re actually facing down something far more unusual. It’s fantastic to see a movie that already lives in left field embracing its pulpy side.

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Here’s a cool shot of our main players plus Katana, who joins up with the team at some point. Note that lack of back-up and the absence of a few characters. Where did everyone else go? Predict away!

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Who really runs this team: Rick Flagg or Deadshot? This shot finds the two of them taking point, leading a team of soldiers into a building. Surely these two are going to butt heads at some point because there’s no way a professional lone assassin played by a movie star likes taking orders from some government fellow.

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Here’s another shot of the nasty, destructive wake left by whatever the team is hunting. Could this icky residue be the result of magic worked by Enchantress? If she’s on the loose, causing mayhem with her powerful magical abilities, the Suicide Squad may be the best possible response.

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In the comic book world, Deadshot is defined by a high-tech mask that backs up his already masterful marksmanship. It’s weird to see the first cinematic version of the character doing what he does best without his headgear, but when you pay for Will Smith, you want to show off Will Smith.

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Oh. Hey. Look at that! The big question now is how quickly the movie will find an excuse to lose this thing so Smith can do things like emote and act and use his expressions to convey meaning and such.

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Here’s another piece of evidence concerning the villain(s) of this movie: they have minions of some kind. Grotesque minions covered with some kind of fungus that bears a close resemblance to the residue we saw above and the black magical debris swirling around Enchantress. We don’t get a good look at these guys, but there’s something about Captain Boomerang battling a supernatural fungus zombie that makes the heart sing.

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Here’s another angle on that same scene, just in case you want to further examine the monster Captain Boomerang is killing by seemingly cutting its throat with a boomerang.

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If you need to put another spring in your step today, here’s a shot were the vicious crocodile-man beats the crap out of the magic-fungus-zombie. This movie looks wild.

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And here. We. Go. Jared Leto‘s Joker arrives awfully late in the trailer, but he makes an instant impression. Controversial tattoos and clothing choices aside, Leto certainly leaves an impression – this is not a guy you want to ever share a room with. For better or worse, this is an utterly unique riff on a character who has already seen countless variations. Color me intrigued.

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Here’s our first look at two of the Joker’s henchmen, each of whom have incredible costumes. The Joker himself may be a big reinvention, but these colorfully dressed goons are about as traditionally comic book-y as you can get.

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For those worried that Leto’s Joker would spend the whole movie shirtless to better show off his awful tattoos, there’s this shot of him dressed to the nines. In fact, the Joker goes through many costume changes in this trailer alone. In other words, this isn’t just “thug Joker,” as some fans have complained. This looks to be a Joker who wears whatever the hell he wants, whenever the hell he wants.

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Here’s another shot of Enchantress, once again surrounded by that cloud of…something. And just in case you thought her antics were limited to a city block or two, note the screen on the wall behind her. To paraphrase another Will Smith action movie: “This shit just got real.”

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I never thought I’d see the day where I’d want to know what a boomerang-wielding maniac has to say to a deranged crime-clown worshipper, but here we are. And once again, Jai Courtney showcases more magnetism in this shot than he has in most of his other movies combined.

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The Joker costume change number three! Nothing to say here other than “This is a really cool shot and a nice taste of what to expect from this take on the Clown Prince of Crime.”

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Just in case this movie already wasn’t looking wacky and colorful enough, here is Katana’s sword, Soultaker, shimmering with some kind of supernatural energy. As its name implies, this weapon absorbs the souls of the people it kills, allowing its owner to reincarnate those victims and force them to do their bidding. You know, just another layer to this already insane super villains versus black goo zombies movie.

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Damn it, Jai Courtney. You just made opening a can of soda funny. Your path to redemption has truly and officially begun.

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Place your best: does this shot of Katana’s eyes going black showcase one of her abilities or (and I’m just spitballing here) suggest that she’s being mind-controlled by Enchantress?

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Sorry, cities of the world! You are never safe from total destruction in DC superhero movies! If Superman won’t punch your buildings into dust, then military helicopters will just indiscriminately launch missiles at them!

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