New Suicide Squad Trailer Analysis

It's not all about "Bohemian Rhapsody" y'know. We look through the new Suicide Squad trailer for DC Universe easter eggs.

The new Suicide Squad trailer is here, and it’s vastly different (and much better) than the first. We combed through it frame by frame, and while there wasn’t a lot immediately recognizable as new, we’re pretty sure we dug up some interesting tidbits from the trailer.

Potential spoilers await, so be careful…

Meet The Team…Again

We open with a shot of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn drinking tea and reading in her cell. It looks like a romance novel, and I think her prison uniform says “Site Bravo Detainee.” Site Bravo has to be code for Belle Reve, right?

Will Smith’s Deadshot, in the (presumably) same prison. His cheeks look wet, like he’s been crying. It lends credence to the theory that something bad happened to his daughter, Zoe, before he went to prison.

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Looks like somebody’s been watching The Raid 2. Wait, holy Jesus, how incredible would Suicide Squad be if it was just The Raid 2? Now I know what I’m watching to fall asleep tonight.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s Killer Croc making sure he doesn’t skip arm day even in the hole. Pay attention to the pool on the left side of his cell. That’s important later.

In the comics, King Shark is the one who eats people, but since he’s taken by The Flash, I guess Croc can eat them. As long as he gets to sing the song.

Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) yelling at the guards that he doesn’t belong there. Boomerang was the resident weaselly coward in the books, and it’s good to see that they’re keeping him in that role here.

So this might be my favorite scene in the trailer. Jai Courtney gets bagged up and dragged off to what appears to be where the Squad trains, and when they cut him out of the bag, he runs to the first person he sees and hits them. There’s so much character packed into even his little staggers that I’m kind of really excited now.

And we get a rundown of the team, courtesy of Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman) with Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress standing with him. I initially thought this confirmed rumors of a prior relationship between the two, but about 2 seconds later, he says “And you’re possessed by a witch,” which (HA!) scuttles that.

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The Enchantress apparently makes her way into the White House’s situation room at some point.

When she lost her husband to the deadly Soul Edge, Tatsu Yamashiro dedicated her life to creating a sword that could defeat the cursed blade that harmed her so. Thus was born Soul Calibur Katana.

El Diablo (Jay Hernandez) being sad. He’s definitely dying in this movie. Because that’s what Suicide Squad members do. Don’t believe me? Read this.

Slipknot (Adam Beach) also likes hitting people. He’s probably toast, too.

The Secret Origin of Harley Quinn?

So, here’s the Joker diving into a vat of chemicals…

…where it looks like he baptizes Harley Quinn as a new crazy person. This was also my favorite part of the trailer. I love all the colors and that it’s going to be a bright, colorful, superhero movie, and not a dark, drab mournful screamfest like some other DC superhero movies.

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The Villains?

We still have no idea what the Squad is actually up against, but this is our first look…

I have no idea what the green and red Groot looking thing that peeled open this subway car is, but I think it’s safe to assume that it also caused the damage to the subway station earlier in the trailer, and attacks the Squad in a second.

While there are definitely legal questions preventing this from actually occurring, but I want to get this on the record now: if these people that Deadshot are attacking at the end of the trailer are actually an army of Penances (Marvel’s Speedball, only guilt wracked and in an iron maiden for a costume), I will take back everything good I said about it. Just putting it out there.

We may or may not have caught a glimpse of what the team of bad guys is up against this time around.

Another shot that is baffling: Harley, Katana, Croc and Flagg see something letting an explosion that looks like the World Tree out in a train station? I like that there’s mystery.

The Many Outfits of the Joker

Ah, Mr. J has always been such a snappy dresser…

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Our first glimpse of the Joker. There’s a lot of him in this trailer. I count six outfits. Here, he’s in a gold jacket and a red shirt.

Here, he’s in a black tux and what looks like a military aircraft. Interesting, with all those helicopters flying around.

And here’s the jokealo getup that has been making everybody nauseous since before San Diego Comic Con.

Here’s our fourth Joker outfit, and he’s surrounded by knives. God, imagine the poor PA who had to set all those knives up?

Here’s the fifth Joker outfit, with a red jacket. He’s also surrounded by what appear to be henchmen in masks, with Chomp behind him. Perhaps he’s the one in the panda suit?

And then there’s the final Joker outfit: he’s in a white tux in the car that, from set pictures, we have seen before. He’s going to have a Batman on top of that car and probably his own blood all over that tux shortly.

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The Big Finale

The last shot is my other favorite part of the trailer (I had many). Harley smashes up a store window and steals a bag from a mannequin, and when Flagg confronts her, she says “Whatever. We’re bad guys. It’s what we do.” Like with the color palate, the tone of the movie looks like it’s not shying away from what it is to make it more marketable: these are bad guys doing bad stuff and having fun doing it, and I’m excited for more.

If we missed anything, let us know in the comments!