Suicide Squad trailer released

The trailer you're about to see shows the villains of the DC Comics universe rallying together in a film called Suicide Squad. This film is based on the comic series of the same name. Here you're going to see characters like The Joker and Harley Quinn working for the government in discreet operations the likes of which would never otherwise be executed. This is Suicide Squad. This movie is going to be really strange. It's going to mix up what's right and wrong. It's going to ask questions that'll go completely unanswered.

That's right, Will Smith, you are the patsies. You are the suicide squad. You're going to take the hit when everything goes wrong. Everything is going to be very Rated-R, it would seem. Warner Bros and DC Comics need a big hit to drive them back into the limelight after a few lackluster Superman movies. This film might be the one to do it.

NOTE: This is the same trailer shown to the Suicide Squad panel at SDCC.

No worries!

While we're not certain we're going to take back everything negative we said about Jared Leto's Joker earlier this year just yet – things are looking up. While a single photo of this Joker suggested his tattoos defined how... nasty he was, here we see that there's so much more.

This Joker is another alternate universe Joker. As with all good comic book characters, this Joker takes on another face. This isn't Christopher Nolan's Joker – it's not going to compete with Heath Ledger's Joker. It's a different approach, just as it should be.

Have a peek at the trailer and see what you can pick up. We're seeing a few Batmen and a few fancy cars, for starters. Watch out for Killer Croc, too.