Comic-Con is always BIG, but this year may have been the biggest ever, with fans going crazy for new looks at some hot properties. While rumors had Warner Bros. holding off on SUICIDE SQUAD to focus on BATMAN v. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE – they were wrong… way wrong. In fact, moments after the first teaser for David Ayer’s SUICIDE SQUAD hit the screen in Hall H, nearly the entire cast of the upcoming DC Comics-based film hit the stage to thunderous applause. Unfortunately, the SDCC first-look footage was bootlegged in poor quality (and subsequently NOT posted on this site), and today the folks at Warner Bros. have released a legitimate version. Check out the new teaser now, right here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine… JUSTICE HAS A BAD SIDE.
Perfect song choice as well – a new spin on The Bee Gees’ “I Started a Joke” (later covered by FAITH NO MORE).
A Statement from Warner Bros:
“Warner Bros. Pictures and our anti-piracy team have worked tirelessly over the last 48 hours to contain the Suicide Squad footage that was pirated from Hall H on Saturday. We have been unable to achieve that goal. Today we will release the same footage that has been illegally circulating on the web, in the form it was created and high quality with which it was intended to be enjoyed. We regret this decision as it was our intention to keep the footage as a unique experience for the Comic Con crowd, but we cannot continue to allow the film to be represented by the poor quality of the pirated footage stolen from our presentation.”
– – Sue Kroll, President Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures
SUICIDE SQUAD stars two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Ali,” upcoming “Focus”) as Deadshot; Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises,” upcoming “Mad Max: Fury Road”) as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” upcoming “Focus,” the “Tarzan” movie) as Harley Quinn; Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Alexander”) as the Joker; Jai Courtney (“Divergent,” upcoming “The Water Diviner”) as Boomerang; and Cara Delevingne (“Anna Karenina,” upcoming “Pan”) as Enchantress. Ben Affleck will also appear as Batman.
The film will hit theaters on August 5, 2016.