Hot off the Comic-Con trailer for Batman V Superman (Click Here for Complete Original HD Screen Grabs PART 1 & PART 2), Warner Bros. and DC have released the Suicide Squad footage shown at the giant convention.
I gotta’ say… it’s kind of disappointing. Maybe it’s because there is very little “Bats” (Ben Affleck) or maybe it’s because this “Mr. J” (Jared Leto) seems like a rip-off of Heath Ledger’s Joker… Will Smith is Will Smith… At least Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) steals the show (as she should!).
Watch it now! Before I spoil it further.
At least it looks a little different than Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Up until this point, we didn’t know if all the DC Cinematic Universe movies would look the same or if directors would be given some room to bring their own style; as Marvel has allowed its directors like James Gunn and Joss Wedon to do. Suicide Squad doesn’t look like a Batman V Superman clone, rather writer/director David Ayer has given us something that feels at least a little bit unique.
The rest though… all these uninteresting actors like Jai Courtney (who made A Good Day To Die Hard, Jack Reacher, and Terminator Genyis all boring with his generic action hero face) and Joel Kinnaman (who made the Robocop remake boring with his generic hero face) playing equally boring, lesser-known DC characters does not impress. And “Mista J,” The Joker… his look is awful as the reveal image from several months back, his voice is very Heath Ledger, and the laugh is just too damn deep.
Jared Leto should have looked toward Mark Hamill when crafting his Joker, as between Batman: The Animated Series and the Arkham games we have our best version of Joker off the comic page. At least WB finally noticed every non-cinematic version of the Joker doesn’t have scars around his mouth…
This is a quick look at it all, and I hate being a Negative-Nancy, so I’ll reserve judgement at least until the next trailer. Nothing will keep me from seeing this film anyway. And it is exciting to watch all the Batman’s Rogues Gallery come together in Suicide Squad before we get the Ben Affleck written and directed film, The Batman, in 2018!
Suicide Squad comes out Summer 2016. After Bats and Supes fight.