The first Suicide Squad trailer debuted during Comic-Con last summer and since then we've had to be content with a series of promotional images for a movie that will revolve around a team of superpowered individuals who are not exactly heroic in the traditional sense.
Deadshot, the world's best marksman, is played by Will Smith, the most notable name in the ensemble cast. The other squad members are Harley Quinn (portrayed by Margot Robbie), Katana (Karen Fukuhara) and Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), along with Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman).
The team is assembled by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) as a secret task force to handle the jobs for which the government doesn't want to claim responsibility. Among the foes they must face in the movie is the Joker (Jared Leto). The first trailer set up the mood and atmosphere; the second trailer, just released tonight, doesn't reveal anything more about the plot, keeping the focus on the characters, all to the tune of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."
We know that Batman (Ben Affleck) will be making an appearance in the movie, perhaps with other players in the DC movie universe, although we didn't see him in the trailer. David Ayer wrote the screenplay and directed. He wrote terrific movies like U-571, The Fast and the Furious, Training Day and S.W.A.T. before becoming a director, making End of Watch, Sabotage and Fury, all filled with rough action and a cynical sense of humor, which is very much on display in the new trailer.
Everything points to an above average and very dark thriller heading our way this summer. A new series of crazy posters for the movie debuted earlier this week, which you can check out in this gallery. (See two of them below.)
Suicide Squad will open in theaters on August 5.