Suicide Squad Smashes Batman v Superman in Trailer War
The trailer for Suicide Squad has completely decimated Batman v Superman’s in the first weekend following their release.
Suicide Squad was forcibly aired after the trailer was leaked at Comic Con last weekend, while Batman v Superman was announced voluntarily following the convention.
Both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad racked up millions of views; however, the latter posted higher figures across official Warner Bros channels, proving that while Batman and Superman may be the greatest titans of the DC superhero roster, they’re no match for their villains in drawing in ratings.
While Batman v Superman was viewed more than 36.8 million times – 35.6 million on YouTube, 1.2 million on Facebook – it paled against the 57.2 million plays for Suicide Squad.
The multi-villains YouTube performance edged just ahead of Batman v Superman on 37.5 million views, but it claimed its biggest victory across Facebook where it amassed 19.7 million plays.
Both movies are due to be aired in 2016 and work to expand the DC cinematic universe through using Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight across both movies.
Early rumours open up speculation to the overarching timeline. It is thought that Jared Leto’s Joker is responsible for the death of Robin, prompting Bruce Wayne to give up the Batman mantle before coming out of retirement with the arrival of Superman.
Following these, Warner Bros is planning to release a slate of DC movies including Wonder Woman (2017), The Flash and Aquaman (both 2018) and a two-part Justice League movie that will unite all their major heroes.