During their presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. unleashed the second trailer for Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the first bit of footage from David Ayer’s Suicide Squad in the form of a sizzle reel. Although the former was officially released right after it screened in Hall H, the latter leaked, and was then eventually released to the public. While fans were recently treated with the first official images from the film, many have been wondering when we’ll see another trailer. Speaking with Collider, producer Charles Roven, who is part of the DC Extended Universe creative team, revealed that we won’t receive another trailer until the first quarter of next year. Fortunately, we’ll probably get another trailer for Batman v Superman by the end of the year, but it’s still sad to hear that we won’t get another look at Suicide Squad until next year at the earliest.
One of the many reasons why fans are eagerly anticipating for the release for Suicide Squad is Jared Leto’s iteration of The Joker. The Academy Award winner is known to be a method actor, which means that he would go to extreme lengths to ensure that he would deliver a great performance. We’ve previously heard stories about the actor giving very weird gifts to his co-stars, such as rats, as well as stories about him being in character during the entire filming process, which lasted about four months. Roven confirmed those stories, and also talked about how fun and “different” it was to work with Leto on this one.
During Empire’s Suicide Squad coverage last month, it was revealed that the idea to make the movie came from director David Ayer himself, after he he met with Warner Bros. to pitch his concept for the movie. According to Roven, the project was pretty much greenlit during Ayer’s meeting with the higher-ups, something which should give fans a lot of hope about the quality of the movie. It obviously takes one hell of a script to get stars such as Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Viola Davis to sign a long-term contract, which is something that the producer also addressed.
Suicide Squad obviously focuses on a group of bad people and the things they’ve done to become some of our favorite characters over the years, so naturally, it’s pretty easy to dive into some R-rated material with this film. Obviously, Warner Bros wouldn’t be fond of R-rating following their abysmal year at the box office, so they’re aiming for a consistent PG-13 rating for all the DC Extended Universe films, but there’s always a chance that they might explore elements that would need an R-rating at some point. Here’s what the producer had to about that:
Lastly, Roven talked about what he thinks will surprise people the most when they will finally get to see the film next year, to which he responded the character-arcs, which is surprising considering the amount of characters that are set to appear in the movie, but with a character-driven writer like Ayer, fans should keep their hopes up for an amazing story and some satisfying arcs for the each member of the squad.
Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 6, 2016.