Warner Bros had stated they wouldn’t be be releasing the Suicide Squad footage shown at Comic-Con to the public. However, as always happens, many people managed to record the trailer using their cell phone. Crappy and grainy versions of the trailer made their way online so David Ayer decided that if we were seeing it anyway, might as well be in full HD glory.
The trailer gives us our first look of Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Enchantress, and yes even the Joker, in action.
Warner Bros released the following statement:
“Warner Bros. Pictures and our anti-piracy team have worked tirelessly over the last 48 hours to contain the Suicide Squad footage that was pirated from Hall H on Saturday. We have been unable to achieve that goal. Today we will release the same footage that has been illegally circulating on the web, in the form it was created and high quality with which it was intended to be enjoyed. We regret this decision as it was our intention to keep the footage as a unique experience for the Comic Con crowd, but we cannot continue to allow the film to be represented by the poor quality of the pirated footage stolen from our presentation.”
-Sue Kroll, President Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures