The “Suicide Squad” movie released its latest trailer at the MTV Movie Awards last April 10. This is the third clip released by Warner Bros. for its latest summer offering.
However, did Warner Bros. pick up a lesson from its recent release, “Batman V Superman”? Vox reported that the movie’s dark and serious tone didn’t sit well with critics. Hence, were reshoots done to make “Suicide Squad” “lighter and less serious”?
The latest trailer showed more humour and had more jokes. It also highlighted Harley Quinn’s character played Margot Robbie more, Vox added. “Suicide Squad” co-writer/co-director David Ayer refuted the rumours, Screenrant reported. In his tweet, Ayer told fans the reshoots were meant to add more action scenes.
Moreover, Ayer said the idea of adding humour during the reshoot was “silly.” He clarified that Warner Bros. liked the film’s first cut and the film outfit only asked for additional scenes.
Rumours about reshoots circulated earlier. In a separate post from Screenrant, actor Jai Courtney also denied the rumours. “I think there’s plenty of that in it, I wouldn’t say we’re going back to make it funnier. There’s some additional action stuff that we’ve been doing, which is pretty dope. Really, we’re just kind of adding in that sense.”
The latest “Suicide Squad” trailer is certainly explosive, US Weekly observed. It features Viola Davis as Amanda Waller who is the key character who lets the criminals free. She aims to train them for combat, to fight dirty, and fearlessly.
It was hypothesised that if Superman decided to kidnap the president, who would stop him? Hence, Waller’s decision to build a team that consists of super villains, US Weekly noted. “I want to build a team of some very bad people who I think can do some good .… They get caught, we throw them under the bus.”
Slash Film took note of the other character villains featured in the trailer. It showed Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje‘s Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, Will Smith’s Deadshot, and Adam Beach’s Slipknot. Jared Leto’s Joker also gave a “more mocking and inherently sinister” cackle compared to previous portrayals of the character.
Watch the latest trailer of “Suicide Squad” here.