Warner Bros. is just under a week away from finally releasing Suicide Squad in theaters. Lucky for them, early buzz has been very positive and the movie looks to be a complete 180 from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The movie centers around a group of super villains trying to do some good for the world. As it turns out, the movie seems to line up with Quentin Tarantino‘s sensibilities more than we may have thought, at least in terms of the general premise.
Recently, Loot Crate decided to have some fun with Suicide Squad and uploaded a video to their YouTube channel that showcases what the movie might look like if Quentin Tarantino had directed it. It is so much more awesome than we thought it could have been. Oddly enough, the company behind a geek-centric monthly subscription box service absolutely nailed it.
The video essentially takes on the plot structure from the original trailer for Suicide Squad, and subs in a bunch of Tarantino’s famous characters in place of the DC Comics bad guys (and girls). The team that Loot Crate assembled for the fake trailer (that we kind of wish were real now) includes The Bride, Jules from Pulp Fiction, Django, Gogo and of course, Lieutenant Aldo Raine. The team heads off to Germany to take on Nazis and there are buckets of over the top blood, in true Quentin Tarantino fashion, which is pretty fantastic.
There is a very good chance that, even though pretty much every studio is pumping out a ton of superhero movies, we will never see Quentin Tarantino direct one. Some time back, he had expressed interest and was even kicking around ideas for a Luke Cage movie, but that definitely isn’t happening. One, because the Luke Cage series is coming out on Netflix soon and two, because Tarantino is doing his own thing. This fake, but awesome trailer may be the closest thing we ever get to a Tarantino comic book movie.
Lately, the director has been stating that he plans to stop making movies after his tenth. The Hateful Eight was his eighth, so if he holds true to his word, that means we only have two more movies coming from Tarantino That being the case, there is almost no chance one of them is going to be a superhero movie, and it definitely won’t be Suicide Squad. However, we can watch this trailer and enjoy the thought of what could have been. The Suicide Squad movie comes out on August 5. Be sure to watch the Quentin Tarantino’s “Suicide Squad” trailer for yourself below.