Almost immediately after it screened at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, a low quality version of the trailer leaked online. After working tirelessly the past 48 hours to contain the pirated footage, Warners Bros has officially released the clip. Read their official stance on the situation below.
“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,” Sue Kroll, Warner Bros. president of worldwide marketing and international distribution, said in a statement. “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.”
They must’ve been kidding themselves thinking that they could contain this. Suicide Squad is one of the most anticipated movies next year. Based on the first look, it appears the studio has a hit on their hands. Everything about the clip is sensational. They’re definitely going for a darker narrative than Marvel’s rival Guardians of the Galaxy.
What’s the most surprising thing about the footage is the attention on Viola Davis and Margot Robbie. Especially on the latter’s case. The Aussie actress’ haunting turn as Harley Quinn dominates the screen time.
David Ayer’s Suicide Squad storms into theaters on August 6, 2016. Check out the trailer below.
Suicide Squad: Comic Con First Look