The big trailer from San Diego Comic-Con last weekend was “Batman v Superman,” but that was just the first of Warner Bros. one-two punch for next year’s superhero extravaganza. Also making rumblings was the fact there was an airing of a trailer for “Suicide Squad,” a film which pits many of the villains from Batman’s rogues gallery together to work on behalf of the government to save the world. But more interesting is the fact that we get to see Jared Leto’s take on the Joker.
It’s a pretty dark trailer, with an eerie cover of The Bee Gees’ “I Started a Joke” played over the scenes. Also, Harley Quinn is floating in her prison cell for some reason. And Killer Croc is given the Hannibal Lecter treatment of being shackled and sporting a face mask, because he is a crocodile-man after all. It certainly looks promising.
Leto’s Joker is mainly at the end with him apparently torturing someone. Creepy? Certainly. But he still kinda looks like a Juggalo. We will have to wait until the film comes out before concrete judgement can be made of his performance.
The film is set to be released next summer.