One of the best things about award shows is that movie studios usually break open their wallets and debut some new footage during the commercial breaks. Last night was the MTV Movie Awards, and with that came a new, extended look at Suicide Squad. I haven’t seen Batman vs. Superman yet, but I’m glad that Suicide Squad looks more like ‘Deadpool’ than ‘Batman vs. Superman’. Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale pulled off the perfect dark, brooding superhero movie, and I don’t think we’re far enough removed from that trilogy to embrace a similar film. I think that’s why Deadpool did so well both financially and critically. It was fun and self deprecating, and I think that’s something that a lot of fans can get behind. I understand that people invest a lot of time and money into these movies, but a lot of the time there is nothing worse than multi millionaire actors and directors taking themselves too seriously. Suicide Squad just looks like a ton of fun, and I’m pumped to watch the likes of Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Joel Kinnaman take on the human psychopath Jared Leto. Spectacular cast, fun plot and a whole lot of action is going to equal a shit ton of money at the box office this summer.
Ok, I think the choice of song in this trailer is blinding my judgment, but this looks incredible. I always knew DC had it in them. It only took Christopher Nolan to change the super hero movie game with his Batman trilogy. This looks like the gritty, dirty movie that the Suicide Squad deserves. And Will Smith as Dead Shot? Sign me up for a Halloween costume laster this year.
I had to do a double take to make sure that wasn’t a picture of me that got leaked out to the internet, but after further review it is Jared Leto. One thing we know about Jared Leto is that he takes his roles seriously, and it looks like being pegged as The Joker in the new ‘Suicide Squad’ is no exception. Every Joker I can remember watching was more a cerebral villain, but it looks like Leto is going for the Bane look. ‘Suicide Squad’ is so jam packed with stars that it’s going to be tough for anyone to really stand out, but with Leto’s skills and the complexity of the Joker character, he’d be my pick to steal the movie. ‘Suicide Squad’ is schedule to be released in August of 2016.