Everyone is already excited about “Suicide Squad.” To further build anticipation among fans, they just released a new teaser video on Instagram.
The 15-second promo featured the “Worst Heroes Ever.” And it begins with Harley Quinn behind bars, daintily drinking what appears to be tea and reading a book.
The scene cuts away to shots of other Suicide Squad members, among them Deadshot and Enchantress. Harley Quinn is shown again. This time, she’s out of prison and chewing gum. But The Joker definitely got the last laugh in this teaser; the super villain ends the clip on a maniac note. He is shown laughing on the floor, surrounded by knives and blades.
As of posting, the teaser has already garnered 33,ooo likes.
Despite getting the literal last laugh in the teaser, as Inquisitr.com points out, The Joker got less screen time than the former psychiatrist, as he did in previous trailers. Fans have wondered if this means that Harley Quinn, not The Joker, is the actual star of the film.
The film’s director David Ayer did tell USA Today that The Joker is “a scary character to tackle.” Does that mean his role would be limited in the film?
One thing’s for sure: actor Jared Leto was so committed in playing The Joker that it freaked even Ayer out.
“Just to have him on one of my film sets, it was a very memorable thing for me,” the director told USA Today.
“Suicide Squad” will follow the adventures of a squad of death row supervillains created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru for DC Comics in 1959.
The film will star Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Will Smith as Deadshot.
It was earlier reported that the film might dive into Harley Quinn’s past. But will the movie actually focus on her?
We’ll just have to find out when “Suicide Squad” hits the big screen on August 5.
Check out the Instagram teaser below.