After being dropped a few days ago, many thought the first trailer was for James Gunn’s The suicide squad was a bit crazy and strange. A new trailer has come out for the DC action thriller, and while it arrives on April Fools’ Day, this is no joke. The two-minute sneak peek is much more serious and epic than that first look. There is still a lot of humor and strange creatures roaming around. But this latest footage may be more in tune with what hardcore DC enthusiasts expected. Maybe this could be called the SnyderVerse cut or The suicide squad trailer? Although the official title is the Rebellion trailer. And as you watch the action, there’s a clear reason for it.
Where the first trailer for The Suicide Squad showed a superhero comedy that perfectly aligned with Harley Quinn and The Birds of Prey, this latest take on James Gunn’s DC Comics epic offers more of the blockbuster action and hard-hitting thrills we’ve come to expect from this league of super villains. From the first frame of this second trailer, it’s clear that we’re dealing with an ominous team of really bad people.
There is a lot of new footage in this latest trailer for it The suicide squadWe get a clear picture of the two iterations of the Suicide Squad team featured in the movie, and it’s absolutely easy to see who’s going to live and who’s going to die before the credits run out. This time we see Nathan Fillion in action as Arm-Fall-Off-Boy. Just know, his name doesn’t disappoint (even if the early press material refers to him as T.D.K.). We also get to see David Dastmalchian’s Polka Dot Man for the first time showing off his powers, and it’s pretty trippy.
Those excited to see Weasel in live action will get a lot more of the really scary beast here, and it’s pretty clear he won’t last long. Fear not though, the stakes are raised by Sylvester Stallone’s King Shark, who seems to be less in the spotlight in these latest footage. But it seems he is an important member of the team that actually survives. It doesn’t take easy math to figure out the configurations while viewing the footage, as some of these heroic villains never appear on the screen together. Weasel and King Shark are two of them who never share the same space.
The first trailer that arrived for The suicide squad was a Red Band look at the R-Rated movie. This new version is from the green brand, but it is not the same footage that has been recycled with all the nasty bits removed. We get a very different tone and atmosphere that is clearly on the dark side of things. Steely Dan’s “Dirty Work” has been exchanged here and instead we get a style reinterpretation of “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.”
So, if you weren’t satisfied with the R-Rated Deadpool style high comedy from the first trailer for The suicide squad, the tamer but arguably more explosive new trailer is sure to please those who cry about #RestoreTheSnyderCut. This looks like a totally different follow up / reboot than what we were sold a few days ago. I’d have to guess that the finished movie, which will hit theaters and debut simultaneously on HBO Max, is somewhere in the middle of the two.
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