Shortly after the Warner Bros. presentation at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, fans were treated with the official release of the new extended trailer for Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Sadly, the same approach was not immediately taken for David Ayer's Suicide Squad - leaving everybody outside Hall H wondering what was shown - but not the situation has been rectified, and the trailer is online for everyone to see:
Director David Ayer himself released this official trailer on his own personal Twitter account, first lamenting the fact that someone in the San Diego Comic-Con audience felt it was okay for them to pirate material from the hall. After promising to make the situation right, he posted the official version of the footage you see above - and we're all very thankful that he did.
Because we were on the ground in San Diego and present at the Warner Bros. presentation on Saturday morning, you may have already seen our coverage of this fantastic clip, But it's a completely different thing to see the thing in beautiful HD, and see what everyone has been buzzing about. It's awesome to see Will Smith's Deadshot. in action, not to mention Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's terrifying incarnation of Killer Croc, but it's really the two lovers that wind up being the big highlights. I am, of course, referring to Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn (who immediately inhabits the spirit of the fan-favorite character within just a few short clips):
And Jared Leto's creepy incarnation of The Joker (which definitely looks very different from any incarnation of the Clown Prince of Crime we've seen on the big screen before):
It says something that this trailer also features a giant eyeball, a dude in a ram mask, and a guy in a panda costume firing off a machine gun, but they're far from the craziest things that the future blockbuster offers up. Let's also not ignore the shot of Ben Affleck's Batman gripping the top of The Joker's flashy sports car:
Suicide Squad is still in production, and this is only just a taste of what we can expect from the finished film - but what did you think? Are you totally sold, or do you still need to see more? Hit the comments with your thoughts!
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