Warner Bros. Pictures has reversed course on its decision and has just released a pristine version of the Comic Con sizzle reel for David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” shown during the studio’s Hall H presentation at Comic Con on Saturday.
A bootleg copy of the complete trailer went online, frustrating the studio with worldwide marketing president Sue Kroll saying earlier that they had no plans to release a better version. As the poor quality version has gained so much traction and publicity though, it seems Warners has changed their mind. In a statement to Deadline, Kroll says:
“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. 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.”