What the Suicide Squad Trailer Shows

Action // 1.28.2016
Suicide Squad Trailer

Fans of superhero movies and the Suicide Squad have been treated to the first full length trailer for the movie by David Ayer. The backing track of the trailer was Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and the trailer sure did not disappoint. It showed a lot more of the movie than previous trailers and unveiled a few key plot points for fans that were paying attention. The trailer showed a lot of the characters and potential enemies the main villain heroes might be facing.

The movie promises comedy mixed with a lot of action and characters that comic book readers will love. Here is a look at some of the characters and what might be in store for the actors that play them as they interact with the varied amount of cast in this new imagined world.


Rick Flag is the main character who is leading the squad and keeping the villain’s in check and that is going to be a large task for him as he doesn’t have any special powers or abilities. His bodyguard will be Katana, a superhero that has joined the squad. The role was originally going to be given to Tom Hardy who instead went on to play in The Revenant because it conflicted with scheduled shooting. Joel Kinnaman has taken the role instead as the team leader. He has a unique history as his father had led the squad back in World War II and he is dealing with a rough group of individuals.

He’s a trained soldier and will have his work cut out for him. The Joker on the other hand is definitely going to be a big fixture of the movie. The character is played by Jared Leto who has a big role to fill but is suited for the job. There is a lot of him in the trailer that shows just how crazy he is. There is a scene where he is in the middle of a bunch of knives and weapons. He is also seen playing the piano and laughing maniacally.

Viewers know that the Joker had just escaped from a prison and had Harleen Qunzel as his psychiatrist. There are also a lot of scenes with him and Harley Quinn who is going to be a breakout star of this new movie.

Right now viewers don’t know if the Joker is going to be the main antagonist against this rag tag group of villains or be part of it. The plot could go either way. Harley Quinn is played by Margot Robbie and will be having a twisted relationship on screen with the Joker. In the trailer she was seen being crazy and talking about the voices in her head. She serves as a great model for her comic counterpart and will not disappoint viewers. The story between her and the Joker will be an intriguing sub plot or even bigger part of the entire movie. Look out for this one when it hits theaters.