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SUICIDE SQUAD Trailer Focuses on Jared Leto’s Joker

Posted on July 21, 2016 at 1:19 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Perhaps the biggest question hanging over Suicide Squad is Jared Leto’s performance as the Joker. We know he went to great lengths to torment his co-stars as a way of staying in character, but how does that translate to his performance? Heath Ledger set an unbelievably high bar with his interpretation of the character, so how will Leto compare? Furthermore, how will the Joker perform in a group setting and with other villains as opposed to Batman’s antagonist?

Warner Bros. has released a new Suicide Squad extended promo (following Deadshot and Harley Quinn, I think it’s safe to say that everyone is going to get one) focusing on Mr. J, and along with the new footage, it offers an intriguing look at the character. One shot in particular, Joker and Harley kissing, is particularly curious because we’ve never seen a romantic side to the character, and I’m very eager to see how the movie will handle their twisted relationship.

Check out the new Suicide Squad extended promo below. The film opens August 5th and also stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez, and Karen Fukahara.

Here’s the official synopsis for Suicide Squad:

Suicide Squad follows the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and takes place in a post-Superman world where the government tries to determine how to respond in the event that an alien with more villainous intentions visits Earth. Ruthless intelligence officer Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) offers to recruit society’s worst criminals, those possessing lethal skills and superhuman powers. Her first target: the possessed archaeologist June Moone/Enchantress (Cara Delevingne).

When Midway City is threatened by a powerful mystical enemy, Waller’s plan gets the go-ahead. She cuts deals with the whole squad of prisoners: Deadshot (Will Smith) gets his Second Amendment rights ­reinstated, Harley (Margot Robbie) is set free from her cage, Diablo (Jay ­Hernandez) steps out of his fireproof prison, Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and Slipknot (Adam Beach) each get to wield their signature weapons once more, and Killer Croc ­(Adewale Akinnuoye-­Agbaje) emerges from the swamp. The only condition is this: Obey orders or die. This is strictly enforced by squad leader Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), the samurai Katana (Karen Fukuhara), and of course the explosive devices – developed by Wayne Enterprises – inserted into their necks. However, the arrival of the tatted-up Gotham City mega-criminal, the Joker (Jared Leto), might doom the mission thanks to his plan to reunite with his true love, Harley.


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