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We may still have more than a year and a half to wait until the release of David Ayer's Suicide Squad, but already fans are so pumped that they are imagining the possibilities. This has led to the creation of two pretty badass fan-made trailers, the first of which is below:
Like most fan-made trailers, this clip - created by YouTube user solyentbrak1 - is made up of footage from a whole variety of different films, and this one in particular borrows from all over the place, including television shows (Arrow, How To Get Away With Murder), feature films (everything from Jack Reacher to Dallas Buyers Club) and even other fan-made films (specifically Batman: City of Scars). This second one from YouTube's WhiplashDynamo uses some similar sources, but also creates a very different kind of tone just through music alone. Weirdly, I could see both of these trailers coming out for the exact same version of a Suicide Squad film:
While these fan-made trailers may not wind up capturing the tone or even really the style that writer/director David Ayer will bring to Suicide Squad, a big part of what makes these videos so dynamic is the fact that the cast is truly stacked. With a lineup that includes Tom Hardy as Rick Flag, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as (Captain) Boomerang, Jared Leto as The Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot and Cara Delevigne as Enchantress, I'm sure it wasn't super hard for the aforementioned editors to find usable footage. Both do operate on the assumption that Viola Davis will be playing Amanda Waller in the film, and while that casting hasn't actually been confirmed by Warner Bros. just yet, both of these videos are actually strong evidence that she would be a great fit for the project. It's also interesting to note that neither one used any footage of Jesse Eisenberg, given that Lex Luthor is rumored to appear in the film - but maybe that's just because there's no footage of Eisenberg with a shaved head.
Hopefully it won't be too long - or at least it won't feel like it's too long - before we start to see some official, studio released material from Suicide Squad. Comic book movie fans are naturally interested in seeing what direction the film will be going with Jared Leto's Joker makeup (especially in a post-Dark Knight world), but it will also be immensely exciting to see what the costumes for the other characters look like. Production on the DC Comics movie is likely to start up sometime in the spring, so at the very least we'll likely have to wait until then.