Yesterday, a new, extended Suicide Squad trailer introduced us to Viola Davis‘ Amanda Waller, the ferocious mastermind behind the villains-turned-heroes task force at the heart of Suicide Squad. Today, we’ve got yet another new promo, but this time, the aim is squarely on Will Smith‘s Deadshot, aka Floyd Lawton; tough guy, wise ass, and deadly assassin. Or, as the video touts, a “human arsenal” who is “lethal from 4000 meters”.
Smith always brings A-grade charisma and it’s been a while since he’s had a chance to really shine. While Suicide Squad marks on of his first major ensemble efforts, it’s also the most exciting film he’s starred in in years, and in particular, I can’t wait to see his chemistry with Margot Robbie‘s ostensibly scene-sealing Harley Quinn. The two were dynamite together in Focus, and that was a paint-by-the-numbers, featherweight crime drama. Something as offbeat as Suicide Squad leaves a lot more room for exciting work.
For now, check out the new Suicide Squad ad below (via Machinima). The film also stars Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Karen Fukuhara, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Adam Beach. Suicide Squad opens in theaters on August 5th.
For more on Suicide Squad, get all the details Adam during his visit to the Vancouver set in the links below:
- ‘Suicide Squad’: Over 55 Things to Know about the Ambitious DC Film
- ‘Suicide Squad’: Margot Robbie on Understanding Harley Quinn, Cracking The Joker, and Fighting in Heels
- ‘Suicide Squad’: David Ayer on Shooting on Film, Directing The Joker, and Working in the DC Universe
- Here’s How Batman Figures into the Plot of ‘Suicide Squad’
- ‘Suicide Squad’ Director and Cast on the Intensely Personal Rehearsal Process
Here’s the official synopsis:
Suicide Squad follows the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and takes place in a post-Superman world where the government tries to determine how to respond in the event that an alien with more villainous intentions visits Earth. Ruthless intelligence officer Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) offers to recruit society’s worst criminals, those possessing lethal skills and superhuman powers. Her first target: the possessed archaeologist June Moone/Enchantress (Cara Delevingne).
When Midway City is threatened by a powerful mystical enemy, Waller’s plan gets the go-ahead. She cuts deals with the whole squad of prisoners: Deadshot (Will Smith) gets his Second Amendment rights reinstated, Harley (Margot Robbie) is set free from her cage, Diablo (Jay Hernandez) steps out of his fireproof prison, Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and Slipknot (Adam Beach) each get to wield their signature weapons once more, and Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) emerges from the swamp. The only condition is this: Obey orders or die. This is strictly enforced by squad leader Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), the samurai Katana (Karen Fukuhara), and of course the explosive devices – developed by Wayne Enterprises – inserted into their necks. However, the arrival of the tatted-up Gotham City mega-criminal, the Joker (Jared Leto), might doom the mission thanks to his plan to reunite with his true love, Harley.