While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is getting some residual interest now with the release of the extended, R-rated “Ultimate Edition” imminent, we’re just under two months away from the release of the next film of the DC Extended Universe, Suicide Squad. The project originated with writer/director David Ayer, who made his pitch to craft a villain-centric superhero movie, went about assembling an A-list cast, and shot his movie all in short order.
The result is Suicide Squad, a story that finds the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated supervillains tasked with a perilous mission by the government, headed up by Viola Davis’ U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller. We know that Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flagg is the leader of the group from the government standpoint, but Will Smith’s Deadshot and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn very much appear to be in control. We also know that Jared Leto’s Joker factors into the plot quite heavily, but Warner Bros. is keeping the principal threat under heavy wraps at the moment, so in actuality the plot of the film is still pretty mysterious.
However, with the release approaching, the marketing machine has kicked up a notch with a variety of TV spots landing over the past week, including two new ones today. But in the interest of comprehension, we’ve gone ahead and assembled every official piece of new Suicide Squad footage—all the trailers and TV spots—into one handy article.
So below, take a trip down memory lane with the very first Comic-Con sizzle reel all the way up to today’s more cheerful TV spots, in chronological order. Suicide Squad also stars Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, and Karen Fukuhara and opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on August 5th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Suicide Squad:
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?