The second trailer for Suicide Squad was released this week and we can’t stop watching. The anti-superhero film doesn’t hit theatres until this summer, but that won’t stop us from picking it apart now and counting down the days until the film’s premiere.
A second trailer may not sound that exciting, but when it’s a complete 180 from the first look at the film, consider us intrigued. Here are the five ways the new Suicide Squad trailer is totally different from the first.
5. The Tone
The first trailer, which premiered six months ago at Comic Con, was in a word, terrifying. From the ominous music, to the slow motion swinging of Harley Quinn, to feeling like Jared Leto’s Joker was about to electrocute us, we’re not saying we had to sleep with the lights on, but we’re not saying we didn’t. Ya know? The new trailer features Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, which makes use think of Wayne’s World, which makes us think of Mike Myers, which makes us smile and not worry we’re going to wet ourselves if we watch the trailer at work.
4. The Secondary Characters
The first trailer focused mainly on the big guns, including Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), The Joker (Jared Leto), Enchantress (Cara Delevigne), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and Viola Davis’ mastermind, Amanda Waller. In the new trailer we get to see these characters and more, including Adam Beach as Slipknot, Scott Eastwood and Ike Barinholz.
3. The Jail
We caught a few glimpses of the prison the Suicide Squad members are kept in during the first trailer, but in today’s new teaser, we see the utter devastation facing each character as they prepare to spend the rest of their lives in a hole at Belle Reve Penitentiary.
2. Jared’s Joker
Jared Leto’s terrifying turn as The Joker promises to be one of the highlights of Suicide Squad and in today’s trailer we saw more of Leto’s chilling interpretation of the famous character.
1. The Dialogue
The only speaking roles in the first trailer went primarily to Viola Davis and Margot Robbie and while Robbie’s Harley Quinn still gets the best lines in the new trailer, we also get to hear from other characters. Will Smith’s Deadshot may be a trained killer, but we really want to give him a hug. That’s weird, right? We’ll chalk it up to great acting.
Suicide Squad hits theatres August 2016.