The New Suicide Squad Trailer and the First Wonder Woman Footage Are Finally Here

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 11:01PM
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Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 11:01PM
The New Suicide Squad Trailer and the First Wonder Woman Footage Are Finally Here
Ever since the first Suicide Squad trailer leaked from Hall H at San Diego Comic Con this past year, everyone's been just dying to see more of Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Killer Croc, and the rest of the Suicide Squad in their first ever big screen outing. Tonight on the CW's Dawn of the Justice League special, fans finally got their wish and more, with the revelation of the very first Wonder Woman footage as well as a few more sneak peaks into DC's nearest cinematic event, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  


The new Suicide Squad trailer just went to further show how everyone's excitement is in no way misplaced. Of course it's focus was mainly on Harley Quinn, Deadshot, and Captain Boomerang, but that's really the way that it should be. In fact, throughout the past 5 years, they've been the only constant members of the Suicide Squad in the comics. And from the look of it, they've got each of the characters down to a tee.

Of particular interest, however, is what looks like Harley Quinn floating in a vat of acid as the Joker dives down to lift her out. If so, then she's clearly following her origins from the New 52, as her pre-Flashpoint identity didn't include the same dive into the ACE Chemical's container that the Joker had experienced while wearing the infamous red hood.  

Speaking of the Joker, each of the scenes seem to depict a Clown Prince that's more accurate to the modern age of DC comic books than any other iteration to take the big screen. Likewise, during the special, Geoff Johns announced something that was obvious to some but yet many were still confused about. The Joker isn't really a part of the Suicide Squad - he's simply indirectly connected through Harley Quinn. In fact, in one of the very first issues of 'New Suicide Squad,' one of Amanda Waller's successors suggests that they get the Joker on the team, a recommendation that Waller laughs at. The Joker's not a team player, if it wasn't clear beforehand.  


Also shown in 'Dawn of the Justice League' was the very first footage from Wonder Woman, and though not much was shown, it's way more than enough to get everyone psyched up. Slow motion cuts of Wonder Woman taking out enemies with her sword and shield, battling while on horseback, and simply wearing the common attire of the early 1900's surely made it clear that the most iconic female superhero's first movie is going to be something no one should want to miss.  


During tonight's special, there were also some additional scenes from Batman v Superman thrown into the mix. Thankfully the majority of these scenes were directly connected to others that have already been seen in the previously released teasers and trailers, so there weren't too many new plot revelations. However, some shots of Bruce Wayne doing pull ups, more images of the two facing off before going at it, and at the end, a scene of the two rushing towards each other before colliding were also seen. The latter was supposed to be an exclusive for those who went to the IMAX viewing of the first teaser back in April, but since they'll be watching the film a week early as well, it's doubtful any of them will be too upset that this tidbit got out.  





There were also A TON of Justice League concept art images (such as that shot of Ezra Miller's Flash and Ray Fisher's Cyborg), over half of which were recycled from the Hall H presentation at San Diego last year. However, there was definitely more material shown during the special and Geoff Johns was able to talk briefly about the Green Lantern Corps movie which will be coming at some point in the future. Suffice it to say that it all looked awesome, and if there was any sort of presentation that could get even the most skeptical moviegoers on board with the DCEU, this was probably it.
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