Get ready to meet the worst superheroes ever. The wonderfully anarchic new Suicide Squad trailer has landed – and it really doesn't play by the rules. Here are the thrilling highlights...
1) Meet the squad
A rapid-fire montage scored to Queen's classic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' introduces us to the primary squad members, all iconic DC supervillains with special abilities. There's Deadshot (Will Smith), an assassin; Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), a deranged lunatic with a dark sense of humour; El Diablo (Jay Hernandez) who can set people on fire; Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) who is, erm, a killer croc; Enchantress (Cara Delevigne), a witch; Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), a bruiser with anger management issues; and Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman), a soldier.
So you could say these people have got serious issues. In the words of Viola Davis' character, scheming government official Amanda Waller, they're "the worst of the worst." Got that right.
2) Cracking wise
These guys just love to be bad. Upon seeing the Suicide Squad line-up, Deadshot quips, "What's this, cheerleading trials?" However, the show is stolen by the brilliantly insane Harley Quinn who greats her fellow members with the greeting, "Hi, boys!" She seems completely nuts yet weirdly endearing. She also hears voices in her head...
3) Saving the world in style
The exact details of the Suicide Squad's mission remain murky at this stage. But frankly who cares when you get awesome shots like this showing the classic characters all tooled up and ready to go to work? In quick succession we're witness to Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang and the rest of their 'allies' laying waste to the city. As Deadshot himself says: "Let's go save the world." We can't help but feel however that innocent lives are going to be put in more danger...
4) The clown's out of the box
Yes, we do get some tantalising glimpses of Jared Leto's new Joker, arguably the most exciting and anticipated aspect of the movie. "I can't wait to show you my new toys," he hisses in a hapless guy's face; yes, it seems like Leto and director David Ayer are on the money when describing this version of the character as one we've never seen before. Plus, this shot of the Joker tuxedoed and wielding weaponry expertly sums up his diabolical nature.
Even so, speculation is rife as to his involvement in the story. What kinship does he share with the Suicide Squad, besides being a villain himself? In the original comics he was Harley Quinn's boyfriend although it's unclear whether this will carry over into the movie.
5) How to save a life
This is a quick shot but it appears to show the Joker rescuing Harley Quinn from a pool of water. This would seem to support the notion that they are indeed partners, and it promises a more intriguing, emotional twist on the celebrated Joker character.
6) It's great to be bad
Once more, Harley Quinn looks set to be the movie's showstopper as she interrupts the Squad's top secret mission to break a window and retrieve a handbag that grabs her fancy. "Seriously, what's wrong with you people?" asks a bemused Rick Flagg. "We're bad guys, it's what we do," she replies with a twinkle in the eye.