DC Takes On the Avengers with “Suicide Squad,” “Wonder Woman” Trailers
Is it just me, or are the latest trailers from the DC Comics universe blatantly trying to out-awesome the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
I mean, I realize that’s the whole point of the DC/Marvel feud, but DC’s really not being subtle about it.
First there’s this epic new trailer for “Suicide Squad,” in which a band of heroes fight battles in a large metropolis to save the world – only the “heroes” are a bunch of wise-cracking bad guys and the intensity’s been dialed up to 11.
The trailer, featuring Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and some pretty slick editing, reveals a task force of the most dangerous people on the planet who are going somewhere very bad to do something that will get them killed.
Watch Jared Leto’s Joker, Will Smith’s Deadshot, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Cara Delevigne’s Enchantress, among a bunch of other bad guys, stride through awesome-looking set pieces and deliver snappy one-liners. “We’re bad guys,” Harley says after casually breaking a window to steal a purse, “it’s what we do!”
In a new teaser for “Wonder Woman” starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, DC seems to be squarely targeting women who are frustrated that Marvel still hasn’t given us a Black Widow origin story film.
“Wonder Woman’s one of the greatest superheroes out there,” says DC Comics’ Geoff Johns, “but people don’t really know her origin like they know Superman’s origin and Batman’s origin. So what we want to do in the film is tell people who she is, where she comes from and why she does what she does.”
Some footage shows Wonder Woman in vintage World War I costume, joining a group of soldiers – which could give her the same “women from history kicking ass” appeal of Marvel’s Agent Carter.
“She stands for equality, and I think that’s really important,” Johns says. “That’s why people love the character.”