As part of its half-hour special Dawn of the Justice League, director Kevin Smith aired the second official Suicide Squad trailer on The CW tonight.
Kicking off with Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" playing in the background, various members of the Suicide Squad pass time in prison, including a tea drinking Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). And when they finally do get out of prison and are introduced to one another, the trailer really finds its voice. It's funny and gives a much better look at their individual personalities than the footage released at last year's San Diego Comic Con, with a particular focus on Enchantress (Cara Delevigne), Deadshot (Will Smith) and Harley Quinn over other more notorious characters like the Joker (Jared Leto).
The television special, Dawn of the Justice League, was hosted by Smith who opened by talking about the first time he'd ever read a Batman comic. He then brought out DC Comics' Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns to talk about the history of the Justice League and how the characters would work within a new, cinematic universe.
"Man of Steel introduced Superman and Batman v Superman introduces Batman," Johns said. "But it's not just them. It introduces Metropolis to Gotham and all these other characters." Among those "other characters" is Green Lantern, who he confirmed will be in the Justice League movie.
"We've been to these cities, we've been underwater, but there's one place we haven't been to: space," Johns said. "But now we are. We're bringing Green Lantern to the Justice League universe."
Dawn of the Justice League also included interviews with the cast of the movie, to introduce some more information on the characters they were playing. Ben Affleck, who will play the caped crusader in Batman v Superman and Justice League, confirmed this would be a far darker, far more mature Batman than fans were used to seeing.
Speaking about the upcoming Justice League movie, director Zack Snyder said that it was an "amazing opportunity" to bring all of these characters into one universe.
"Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash," he listed off. "And so many other characters. It's incredible."
And, of course, there are notorious villains. As Johns said, DC has the best villains in comics, and added it was incredibly important they got the bad guys just right.
Suicide Squad is one of the company's first forays into focusing on DC's villains while simultaneously making them the heroes of their own world, giving the audience their favorite characters in new roles to root for.
When asked about the most prominent figure in the upcoming movie, the Joker, Johns said the only thing he could add about the character is that he's not necessarily a part of the Suicide Squad in the way people imagine he is. This may provide an answer as to why he's not in the trailer as much as other characters.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, while Suicide Squad will arrive later this year on Aug. 5.