Warner Bros. wants fans to ignore the critics, remember all the excitement they've been feeling for the last few months, and have some fun with Suicide Squad this weekend.
You can check out the latest in a long string of TV spots for the supervillain blockbuster below.
And while Amanda Waller reminds you to "have some fun" this weekend, remember that tomorrow, Suicide Squad: Rebirth #1 hits the stands from writer Rob Williams and artist Philip Tan. Taking a page out of director David Ayer's playbook, this Waller-centric issue will give a sense for the Squad's place in the revitalized DC Universe.
"We're not looking to reflect the movie. All that Rebirth entails is going back to the core of these characters. The Rebirth issue is very much stating to new readers, 'This is who these guys are. They're are the worst of the worst. They're being put together in to this strike team so they can do some good,'" Williams recently told me. "Then we get one little, sort of done-in-one adventure which really showcases who are they are, but under the uneasy moral choices that they will make that the other heroes in The DC Universe won't, which is why they're unique. I mean genuinely no one at any point in the process has said, "You need to do this because the movie is this." That just hasn't happened. I think tonally the trailers have influenced what we've done, because the trailers were so good. The trailers were just great. They were funny and dark and high action, great visuals, all the things that we want the book to be. We're kind of doing our own thing. The heart and soul of it is the same I guess."
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?
Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5, 2016.