A low-quality version of the Suicide Squad teaser that screened inside Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday afternoon leaked online over the weekend, so director David Ayer just went ahead and released the official trailer himself.
“As we used to say in the #Navy stand-by to stand-by,” Ayer tweeted on Monday. “We’re gonna make it right.”
And so he did, giving fans a high-definition look at 2016’s Suicide Squad, complete with Jared Leto’s Joker in full maniac mode: “I’m not going to kill you,” The Joker says. “I’m just going to hurt you really really bad.”
“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,” Sue Kroll, Warner Bros. president of worldwide marketing and international distribution, said in a statement. “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.”