By: Rachel Stewart
Recently, the first trailer for Warner Brothers’ new movie, Suicide Squad, which releases on August 5, dropped. This isn’t the first clips we’ve seen of this movie, as there’s already a teaser trailer floating about, but this is the first “official,” full-length trailer. This movie follows a group of DC villains/anti-heroes who band together in order to get a lesser prison sentence. They take on jobs that are too deadly for normal superheroes to take on, jobs where they can’t afford to lose whoever goes in to complete the task. If prisoners die, however, we turn the other cheek.
This group does have their own comic series, but their lineup in the current comics is slightly different than the movie ensemble. In the movie they’re comprised of Deadshot (who is also their leader), Harley Quinn, Rick Flag, Boomerang, El Diablo, Killer Croc, Enchantress, and Katana. The Joker is also set to be a main character in the movie, as well as Amanda Waller, the government official who gives the squad their orders. Rumors are that Batman will make an appearance.
As a DC comics fan, I love a lot of these characters and I’m very excited for the film, as is senior Sam Wick, who said, “I’m really excited to see where they go with some of these characters. I was skeptical at first but after seeing the trailer I can’t wait to see the movie.”
Along with Suicide Squad, there are a multitude of other superhero movies set to debut in 2016, such as:
- Deadpool– Marvel- February 12
- Batman v. Superman– DC- March 25
- Captain America: Civil War– Marvel- May 6
- X-Men: Apocalypse– Marvel- May 27
- Gambit– Marvel- October 7
- Dr. Strange- Marvel- November 4
Watch the Suicide Squad trailer here: