New Suicide Squad character clip gives us more of Will Smith's Deadshot

Yesterday's Suicide Squad character trailer was devoted to Viola Davis' Amanda Waller (and, to a lesser extent, Joel Kinnaman's Rick Flagg). Today it's all about Will Smith's assassin for hire - better known as Deadshot - and the new footage is suitably action-packed.

Check it out below...

Suicide Squad is the most excited I've been for a movie starring Will Smith in a long time, and part of that excitement stems from Deadshot being a character without strict morals, something which Smith doesn't normally play. Everything we've seen from him so far indicates that he's going to bring his movie star charisma to the role, and when you couple that with Smith's clear chemistry with Margot Robbie this could end up being one of his more memorable performances. 

Directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, and Joel Kinnaman, Suicide Squad will open in the UK and US on August 5, 2016.

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Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.