Over the last few months, the "worst heroes ever" have provided some of the best trailers ever. Our anticipation for Suicide Squad has reached a fever pitch, and the latest MTV Movie Awards trailer for the film has done nothing to calm us down. The trailer comes packed to the brim with DC Easter Eggs. Some are obvious, but others require a seriously keen eye. Check out the video below to see them all.
Courtesy of Mr Sunday Movies, the above video provides thorough and thoughtful analysis into the latest trailer for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. As previously mentioned, astute fans of the DC lore have likely picked up on several of these references and Easter Eggs, while others may not have. Some of the insight has some serious implications regarding the film's potential plot, such as Common's mysterious Tattooed Man, while other brief Easter Eggs seem placed in the film just to excite all of us DC nerds.
Some of the first things to note are the details in the weapons used by the members of the titular squad. Of course, Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang uses his trademark boomerangs, and Will Smith’s Deadshot has an arsenal of engraved firearms. However one of the most titillating weapons references is Harley Quinn’s brief use of a mallet, which seems like an obvious reference to the one wielded by her comic book counterpart on numerous occasions.
However, speaking of weapons, one character who seems to have disarmed during the events of the film is Ben Affleck’s Batman. A glimpse of the Batmobile seems to show that the iconic car has considerably less armament attached to the hood, possibly indicating that Batman has either eased up on the murder since the events of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, or that his scenes take place during a less murderous era of his vigilante career. He appears to carry a pre-Harley Quinn Harleen Quinzel, so my money's on the latter.
Arguably one of the coolest potential references is the brief image of Jared Leto’s Joker at the end of the trailer. All dolled up in a black and white tuxedo, the Clown Prince of Crime appears to have suffered some damage – or at least gotten himself dirty – during the course of the film, and he looks more than a little disheveled. Mr Sunday Movies seems to think that this is a reference to the look of the Joker during the events of Scott Snyder’s Batman: Endgame. After hearing that hypothesis and seeing a side-by-side comparison, I’m inclined to agree.
Of course, plenty more DC comics Easter eggs will be found as time goes by. We will have months to go before Suicide Squad finally hits theaters, and I think I speak for everyone when I say that the wait will be agonizing. Suicide Squad will hit theaters later this summer on August 5.