Warner Bros. Pictures on Monday released a trailer of its much awaited movie “Suicide Squad” -- after a low-quality leaked version, captured at Comic-Con, went viral over the weekend. The leak may have prompted the studio to release the full, high-definition version of the trailer, according to reports.
The movie's cast includes Jared Leto as the Joker; Will Smith as Deadshot; Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn; and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, along with others. The trailer features the Joker and the rest of the gang of extraordinary criminals from the DC Comics universe gearing up to save the world.
The trailer ends with the Joker saying, “I’m not going to kill you. I’m just going to hurt you really, really bad.”
It will be interesting to see how Leto fairs as the Joker -- a character etched in people's memories after Heath Ledger's portrayal of the villain in the 2008 Batman movie, "The Dark Knight."
Sue Kroll, president worldwide marketing and international distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, slammed the pirated version of the footage, while releasing the trailer on the movie's official Facebook page.
"Warner Bros. Pictures and our anti-piracy team have worked tirelessly over the last 48 hours to contain the Suicide Squad footage that was pirated from Hall H on Saturday... Today we will release the same footage that has been illegally circulating on the web, in the form it was created and high quality with which it was intended to be enjoyed," Kroll said.
She added that the company wanted to "keep the footage as a unique experience for the Comic Con crowd."
Directed by David Ayer, "Suicide Squad" is scheduled to hit cinemas on Aug. 5, 2016.
Enjoy the official "Suicide Squad" trailer here: