After a false start this summer, when Warner Bros. was forced to release an official version of the sizzle reel only intended for Comic-Con audiences, the studio has now released the first genuine trailer for Suicide Squad. Written and directed by David Ayer, the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice follow-up explores a very different corner of the DC Cinematic Universe, as it revolves around a group of villains who are enlisted by the government to carry out high-risk missions in exchange for commuted sentences.
It’s pretty easy to see why Warner Bros. was upset when that Comic-Con footage hit the web, as the first official trailer paints a different, more colorful, much more playful picture of the film. Thanks to some good editing, the Bohemian Rhapsody music cue works better than I would have anticipated, and every villainous hero gets a little (some very little) moment to shine. But to be real — as has been obvious for a while now, Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn is going to absolutely own this movie. She’s pitch perfect bubbly-crazy with some real menace behind her silly antics. The trailer doesn’t disappoint and Suicide Squad maintains its spot as one of the most anticipated movies of the year.
Watch the Suicide Squad trailer below. The film stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevigne, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez, Ike Barinholtz, Common, Scott Eastwood, Karen Fukuhara, and Viola Davis. Suicide Squad opens in theaters on August 5, 2016.