Hi all! This post is slightly delayed as I was spending last weekend attending CONvergence (which is, to the best of my knowledge, the largest entirely volunteer-run convention in the country). While there, in addition to all the other things I was doing, I saw a trailer for ‘Suicide Squad’, which I didn’t even realize had gotten far enough along yet to get a teaser.
Now, I will freely admit that the folks showing the trailers did include a few clear parody trailers like “George Lucas Strikes Back”. So it may have been a fan-made trailer. On the other hand, it certainly looked, in the opening scene, like we were getting original footage of Will Smith, which makes me suspect it was real. On the other other hand, it looked astonishingly terrible. In the opening sequence, Amanda Waller says that she’s putting together an elite unit. She then pauses and says, “Actually…it’s more of a SQUAD.” Then she looks at the camera and says, “A SQUAD, get it people? SQUAD, as in ‘Suicide SQUAD’? Eh? Eh?” (Okay, she doesn’t actually do that last part. If she did, it’d be easier to know that this was a fake trailer.)
My question is: Has anyone else seen this trailer? Is it real? Is it fake? If it’s real, did it tank your hopes for the ‘Suicide Squad’ movie the same way it did mine? Please let me know in the comments!