We haven’t seen the end of the comic book movie renaissance. Just this past week, the teaser trailer for “The Suicide Squad” was released. Watching this teaser, it looks interesting — and that’s just an understatement. It’s a new kind of crazy with the plot, ensemble and acclaimed writer/director James Gunn, who is known for directing the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies.
The new trailer showcases the fun, chaos-loving characters (some new, some old) whipping its fans into a frenzy. The trailer kicks off with a new and improved fan favorite: Harley Quinn, portrayed by Margot Robbie. She’s been bringing insanity to the table ever since she crashed into the scene in the 1980s comic books, and even more so in 2020’s “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey” , which followed 2016’s hit “Suicide Squad.” With her smart mouth and lust for destruction, she was able to win the hearts of many. Her impractical costume in the first movie, which included high heels, hot pants and a tight shirt, caused a bit of an outrage, but there is a shining light in this color-crazed cloud! Harley Quinn is shown to be wearing her original black and red jester costume, but this is not the only thing that fans noticed.
As mentioned before, there is a new line up of characters that weren’t in the first movie. If anything, the plot and ensemble have gone back to the comic book series, rather than being rushed and splattered like the first movie, which was reportedly criticized for being written in six weeks after scrapping the original script. Though the teaser only showed a teaser of what is to be released, it showed enough details to be highly anticipated for next summer.
With COVID-19 going on, many movie-goers are concerned that “The Suicide Squad” will be pushed back just like many other movies this year. However , that is not the case. The movie was reportedly already slotted for August 2021 prior to the current pandemic. The distributors scheduled a a summer release date to top the previous “Suicide Squad” movie, which was successful at the box office, making over $300 million.
Aside from the teaser trailer, there have been a few other behind-the-scenes videos showing how intense this movie is going to be. It’s been described as a comedy (like the other Harley Quinn movies), but pays homage to the action movies of the 1970s. This means a few things: a lot of mayhem (both within enemy lines and team members) Easter eggs (hopefully we’ll see a lot pertaining to the characters, pop culture and the 1970s) and several plot twists that will keep us on edge.
“The Suicide Squad” seems interesting enough to keep looking forward to. Just like DC Comics/Warner Bros. dropped teasers for “Wonder Woman: 1984,” hopefully more will come our way without ruining the movie or having the audience feel like they’ve seen the entire movie without actually watching it. Whatever the case may be, you can catch me in theaters watching it come August 2021.