For the second year in a row, Warner Bros. brought the actors who portray the villainous Task Force X in Suicide Squad to San Diego Comic-Con as part of their massive Hall H panel. The cast and director David Ayer certainly didn’t disappoint, debuting an extended trailer that features a new song from the soundtrack by Rick Ross. While we already showed you the trailer, today we have the full panel video from the Suicide Squad portion of this epic event, hosted by Aisha Tyler.
In less than two weeks, Suicide Squad will hit theaters, and if this comic book adaptation meets its box office projections from earlier this month, it could be a huge hit for Warner Bros. Box office analysts are predicting that the movie could open as high as $125 million, which is still below the studio’s debut for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which opened to quite dreadful reviews. Since there is already much more positive buzz for Suicide Squad than there was for Batman v Superman before it opened, it’s possible it could open even higher, going up against EuropaCorp’s Nine Lives.
It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Scott Eastwood, Common, Ike Barinholtz, Jim Parrack, David Harbour and Alex Meraz round out the supporting cast for this comic book adaptation. Ben Affleck will also return as Batman from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, although it isn’t known how large or small a role he has in this movie. The actor was seen in videos and photos from the set hanging atop The Joker‘s sports car as it sped through the streets of Toronto.
David Ayer directs Suicide Squad from his own script, based on the DC Comics. We reported earlier this year that Warner Bros. wants David Ayer and Will Smith to return for Suicide Squad 2, which could start shooting in early 2017, but that hasn’t been confirmed quite yet. Take a look at entire Suicide Squad panel from Comic-Con, as the anticipation builds towards the August 5 release.