After attendees waited in line for hours and hours (or, in some cases, days and days), the Warner Bros. Pictures panel finally kicked off the Saturday Hall H programming at San Diego Comic-Con. After so many hours of waiting, was the panel worth it? Oh, you betcha. Of course, we cannot post a video of the footage (not that you would want to see this awesomeness on a cell phone video), but we can tell you that not only do we know a bit more about Suicide Squad – we are all in.
First up on the DCCU slate was the highly controversial Suicide Squad, which is being directed by David Ayers (Fury). The film isn’t controversial due to it’s subject matter but, as with every single superhero film ever made, the casting and story choices. Luckily, we are happy to report that Ayers is bringing the heat.
The Squad footage starts with Amanda Waller talking about the criminals she has caught. These are the worst of the worst and when she locked them up and threw them in a hole, Waller then threw away the hole. We see some heavily suited guards as they approach a cage in the middle of an empty room that contains Harley Quinn as she uses the top of the cage to perform some very flexible exercises. As Waller’s voice over continues, we see flashes of each of the villains in their lives before they became part of Waller’s collection. Turns out, Waller’s main argument in using the baddies to fight evil is that if the bad guys are doing the black ops work, any collateral damage can’t be pinned on the good guys. We see Diablo as fire rises from his hands, Boomerang walking down a corridor looking pretty tough, Killer Croc being wheeled into a room, Hannibal Lector style, complete with mouth mask, Deathstroke before he was injured, and Harley as she cracks a couple of jokes. The money shot here is the closing scene, in which we see Leto’s Joker as he is preparing to hurt someone “really, really bad”, possibly while the victim is in a dentists’ chair. The crowd went wild.
Considering the SDCC trailer for BvS was just released, we will likely have the footage for your own review very soon and, trust us, you will love it.
Were you in the Hall for the panel? Which was your favorite scene?