Update: They’ve had a change of heart! Watch the official trailer for Suicide Squad right here!
Update 07/13/15: David Ayer has commented on his Suicide Squad Comic-Con footage being leaked now too.
Yesterday, director David Ayer surprised the audience at Comic-Con and showed off the first footage from Suicide Squad. Unlike the new trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Suicide Squad trailer was not officially released online. Because of this a leaked version has been online since yesterday, and is currently closing in on 5 million views.
So when can fans expect to see it in glorious high-definition? Not any time soon according to Sue Kroll, the President of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution for Warner Bros.. Here’s what she told Deadline:
We have no plans currently to release the Suicide Squad footage that leaked from Hall H on Saturday. It’s unfortunate and ultimately damaging that one individual broke a long-standing trust we have enjoyed with our fans at the convention by posting early material, which, at this point, was not intended for a wider audience. We are still in production on Suicide Squad, and will have a big campaign launch in the future. Our presentation yesterday was designed to be experienced in that room, on those big screens!
The Suicide Squad Comic-Con trailer starts off with Amanda Waller speaking to US generals at dinner. She explains that she has some of the most dangerous criminals locked up and wants to assemble them in a task force. If anything goes wrong, they can blame them — the “bad guys”. We then see Harley Quinn doing acrobatics in her cell, followed by quick shots of the other Suicide Squad members. There’s then some group shots which show the whole team together, followed by some more quick action shots, which includes the scene of Batman riding on top of the Joker’s car. And then… the money shot! We hear Jared Leto’s Joker laugh and see him on screen for the first time. He’s holding two electrodes and says “Oh, I’m not gonna kill ya”. Cut to a close up on his face — “I’m just going to hurt you really, really, bad” he says with a smile.
Hopefully Warner Bros. doesn’t wait too long to release the trailer online, but if the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer timeline is anything to go by, we may have to wait until this Fall.