The countdown is on for the release of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, and this hard-hitting tale of ‘bad vs evil’ is really going to shake up moviegoers.
Two brand new TV spots just been released, and they take us even further into Ayer’s twisted superhero world, where a group of despicable supervillains are coerced into working for a clandestine government agency, known as Task Force X, in return for their sentences being reduced. But when it becomes clear that this band of villains are expendable assets, just who will uphold the mission is anyone’s guess.
The first spot focuses in on the super-charged rendition of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, and offers plenty of Jared Leto’s maniacal, cackling Joker as he lets loose with a machine gun.
The second spot features a host of awesome new footage, including a close look at the Squad as they gear-up for their mission, as well as a deeper look into Ayer’s magnificent action scenes. Ben Affleck’s Batman also makes an appearance in what is sure to be a memorable flashback scene, when the Dark Knight takes down both the Joker and Harley Quinn as they cruise through Gotham City in the Joker’s high-performance Vaydor supercar.
While fans understand the basic concept of Suicide Squad, both David Ayer and Warner Brothers have been keeping very hush-hush on the exact plot elements. Rumours persist that much of the action will take place in Midway City, home to Hawkman and Hawkgirl in the comics canon, and in a recent interview producer Charles Roven made mention of an entity known as the ‘Eyes of the Adversary’ that may be of some threat to the Squad. Further rumors speculate that Cara Delevinge’s June Moon/Enchantress will be the film’s true ‘big bad’, especially when it comes to Amanda Waller’s (Viola Davis) interest in her.
It’s all speculation at the moment, but one thing for sure is that Suicide Squad is going to be 2016’s stand-out action film of the year, and that fans are likely to never view the DC Universe in the same light again after these bad guys are through with it.
Suicide Squad will be released on August 4 in New Zealand and Australia and on August 5 in the US and UK.