Warner Bros. is pressing ahead with their DC Comics movie universe, and their next big adventure is coming out in just under two months. Suicide Squad will feature a massive ensemble, and good or bad, the studio is really pushing it and seems to have some confidence in it. With the release drawing closer, Warner decided to drop two new 30-second TV spots for this maniacal mission.
These spots are now on YouTube, but debuted during the NBA Finals game between the Warriors and Cavaliers on Wednesday night. The studio was clearly trying to capitalize on the large audience that the game was bringing in and the footage in the spot is essentially a sizzle reel to get as many people on board as possible. Though there is almost no new footage, this is a really good, and serves as a great tease for those of us who are already sold on the film.
The spot features a quick glimpse of pretty much every core member of the Suicide Squad, but as with most of the other marketing materials up to this point, it is very heavy on Will Smith as Deadshot and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Deadshot gets two very "Will Smith"-esque lines and there are a couple of very good shots of Batman in there, which should definitely grab the attention of those who may not know Batfleck will be making an appearance in the film.
With the release of Suicide Squad drawing very near, we can be sure that Warner Bros. will be plastering the web with everything they possibly can to get people out to see the movie on opening weekend. David Ayer recently did a round of reshoots and there have been a couple of early screenings of the film, which have been largely positive from what we can tell. However, there were positive early reactions to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice before the critics reviews came out and panned it, which may have ultimately led to the film not meeting expectations at the box office.
The majority of fans also didn't seem to love BvS and even the ones that did like it definitely had their problems, so Warner Bros. is really banking that Suicide Squad will be more well received by both fans and critics, or the DC Expanded Universe could be in serious trouble moving forward. The film recently secured a PG-13 rating for "sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and language." There was some speculation that after the success Fox enjoyed with Deadpool that the studio may be aiming for an R rating, but that didn't come to pass. Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5. Be sure to watch the new TV spots below which arrives along with a bunch of awesome new photos.