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Suicide Squad's trailer from Comic-Con released officially

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

The first trailer for Warner Bros' Suicide Squad leaked unofficially this weekend, giving us our first real look at Jared Leto as the new Joker. Today, WB backed down its plan to keep that Comic-Con trailer exclusive to the convention's massive Hall H, and released it officially through YouTube.

You can watch it, now in clear high definition, above.

Suicide Squad also stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerain, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg and Cara Delevigne as Enchantress.

David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch) is writing and directing the film, which opens Aug. 5, 2016.

Suicide Squad is one of 10 movies based on DC Comics characters that Warner Bros. has planned to hit theaters by 2020. Warner announced its extended comic book movie slate, which also includes films based on Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg, the Green Lantern Corps and Aquaman, last October.

Update: In a statement posted to Facebook, Warner Bros. voiced its displeasure with the original leak and lamented being forced to release the footage to the public.

"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," said Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing and international distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures. "We have been unable to achieve that goal. 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. We regret this decision as it was our intention to keep the footage as a unique experience for the Comic Con crowd, but we cannot continue to allow the film to be represented by the poor quality of the pirated footage stolen from our presentation."

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