Supervillains teaming up to save the world is a pretty wild concept, and MTV just gave us a little glimpse into how that's all going to go down. The MTV Movie Awards debuted a new clip from Suicide Squad, the upcoming film from the DC shared universe. Previous trailers and first looks have given fans small glimpses of Harley Quinn, the Joker, Enchantress, Killer Croc, Katana, and all of the other baddies at play here, but this clip showcased something really important — not only did we get a new glimpse of Ben Affleck as Batman, but it's becoming apparent that Will Smith's character Deadshot is the group's official leader. Also, this movie looks funny. I'm definitely more excited to see it than ever before.
In DC Comics, Deadshot is a hired assassin — so it makes sense that someone like Amanda Waller would ask him to lead a team of supervillains. If there's money in it for him, he can probably be trusted. He's also a bit of a stickler for rules and precision, which makes him a complicated villain already. He puts the mission above everything, even himself.
Everyone knows that Batman has the best villains, and this movie is making the most of that. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice made a few references to the Joker, and Bruce Wayne himself is rumored to appear in Suicide Squad, played again by Ben Affleck. It was also heavily implied in BvS that Robin was killed by Joker in this universe. So, besides being and exciting team-up, this movie should also help fill in some of the gaps before the Justice League fully forms on screen.
The clip, which was presented by cast members Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne, shows more of what we've already seen, but from different angles. Unfortunately, there were no clues about Ike Barinholtz potentially playing The Riddler and the film's antagonist, which has been rumored as well. But regardless, it's still an exciting preview of what's to come.
Watch the new footage here. Are you shaking in your boots yet?
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