After being broadcast on social media by so many avid fans at comic-con, Warner Bros. have reluctantly caved in and put up the teaser trailer for the upcoming movie Suicide Squad.
A secret government agency run by Amanda Waller, named A.R.G.U.S creates a task force comprised of super villains, the “Suicide Squad”. They are assigned to execute dangerous tasks in exchange for shorter prison sentences.
The movie based on the comic by John Ostrander is written and directed by David Ayer and stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as The Joker, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Will Smith as Deadshot, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress and features Ben Affleck as Batman.
It’s already creating a huge buzz which is understandable considering the cast involved and the popularity of the comic characters but will it be able to hold the momentum for another year when we are seeing so many superhero movies hitting the box office?
My fear is not just the saturation of superhero movies in general but the number of stars in this film. With such a huge group of people to focus on, it will be hard to find a good balance between the character development, action and the plot. Too much time on any one and the others suffer. A lot of the characters are well known but that is also part of the problem. The Suicide squad is a unique take on some well established characters which may put some people offside.
Despite my reservations, I’m still looking forward to watching all the action on the big screen, check out the Suicide Squad Teaser Trailer and let me know what you think.