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The summer blockbuster season is upon us, which means that slowly but surely we have begun to inch closer and closer to the inevitable release of David Ayer's Suicide Squad. Although we've grown increasingly excited about the upcoming DC supervillain team up, Warner Bros. has played the film pretty close to the chest. However, with the film's release only a few months away, we now have some undeniably awesome TV spots to keep anticipation sky high. Check out the first one below to see for yourself.
I'm just going to come right out and say it: that's an impeccably edited commercial. From Amanda Waller, to Harley Quinn, to Batman himself, all of the important elements of the film seem represented. This particular trailer doesn't offer too much in the way of new footage, but it really hammers home the tone and style of the upcoming DC film. It continues to reinforce that characters like Deadshot and Harley Quinn, while technically protagonists of the film, are very much villains who will have no qualms about killing and maiming throughout the course of Task Force X's mission.
One of the most notable things about the Suicide Squad marketing campaign is the way in which rock and roll is juxtaposed with gleeful violence. The commercial strikes this balance perfectly by showing us the chaos that will take place in the film, but scoring it with a guitar riff. Compared to the overwhelmingly dark and brooding nature of Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it's abundantly clear that Suicide Squad will be a roller coaster ride of popcorn movie fun.
Another TV spot also hit the web recently that shows us a little bit more of what we all want to see: Jared Leto's Joker. Check it out below.
It's hard to argue with the notion that this incarnation of the Clown Prince of Crime seriously looks like one of the most demented versions of the character ever committed to film. Jared Leto recently came out and admitted his deep-seated admiration for the character, and declared that the only villain more iconic and evil than The Joker is The Devil himself. Considering the dark places Suicide Squad will explore, we're genuinely hoping that he manages to bring that passion and evil into his performance.
Honestly, if these two commercials don't add to your growing excitement for Suicide Squad, then you'll probably never be excited for it. Between the film's marketing and the ensemble of characters DC has chosen to use, it's looking more and more like one of the most unique silver screen comic book adaptations ever.
We here at Cinema Blend will keep you up to date with any and all details related to Suicide Squad as they become available to us; the film will hit theaters on August 5.