The marketing for Suicide Squad continues to be leagues different than the direction Warner Bros. took for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and it’s marking a refreshing change of pace. Case in point: a series of character videos have been unveiled that offer a closer look at each main character, including stats and info, but it’s all done in a colorful and cheeky manner so as to not take these villains too seriously. Indeed, while writer/director David Ayer is known for gritty and grounded films like Fury and End of Watch, this DC Comics adaptation appears to be his most dynamic film yet—albeit his penchant for character drama permeates throughout, and it’s one of the reasons he was chosen to direct this film in the first place.
There looks to be a few bits of new footage scattered throughout the montages at the end of each of these videos, and I continue to be mighty excited about this movie. The cast—which includes Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jay Hernandez, Karen Fukuhara, Adam Beach, and Viola Davis—is wonderfully diverse, and I’m eager to see how this very different group of individuals comes together to work as a team.
For much more on the movie, peruse my extensive set visit coverage in the links below, then take a look at the Suicide Squad character videos below that. The film opens in theaters on August 5th.
- ‘Suicide Squad’: Over 55 Things to Know about the Ambitious DC Film
- ‘Suicide Squad’: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje on Bringing Killer Croc to Life
- ‘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’
Here’s the official synopsis for Suicide Squad:
From director David Ayer comes “Suicide Squad,” starring Oscar nominee Will Smith, Oscar winner Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman and Oscar nominee Viola Davis. 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?