Warner Bros. just surprised us with a brand new Suicide Squad trailer and to be honest, it might be the most exciting new preview to drop since Captain America: Civil War back in November. Set to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” (an overdone song choice to be sure, but one that admittedly works well with tone and style of this trailer), this first official look at DC’s upcoming villain ensemble (the Comic Con sizzle reel was leaked, so this is the first trailer whose release Warner was actually able to control) is not only well-edited, it’s also a lot of fun. In stark contrast to the mishandled Batman v Superman previews that seem to pack in way too many details, the Suicide Squad trailer offers a good glimpse of the look and feel of the film, while still keeping some mysteries close to its chest. It also does a great job of presenting the various members of the titular ragtag team and each one of them looks like a pretty interesting character in their own right.
Considering the number of quick cuts and flashy imagery that populates the trailer, it’s pretty easy to miss quite a few things (and let’s be honest: most people are probably watching it just to see more of Jared Leto’s now-infamous Joker). With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the more interesting bits from the trailer that you may have missed the first time through to try and make sense of DC’s most outrageous-looking film to date.
6. All The Hilarious, Awesome Masks
Admittedly, this is a pretty insignificant detail, but did you get a load of all the weird masks in this trailer? There’s a guy with an eyeball mask that recalls the Neversoft logo (the team that made the original Tony Hawk video games), a pair of Joker henchmen in business suits and shark teeth masks, and even someone in a panda costume wielding an assault rifle. These over-the-top masks and costumes really help reinforce the fun, slightly campy tone Suicide Squad seems to be going for and best of all, they go a long way in making up for that terrible Joker character design. Bleh.