Get an official first look at 'Suicide Squad' in action

"You know what they say about the crazy ones...." They make the best anti-heroes! Watch Jared Leto, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and the rest of the cast for Warner Bros.' upcoming supervillain movie in this trailer revealed at San Diego Comic-Con.

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The Suicide Squad are about to lay down some justice without rules. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET

If you want a dirty job done, send in the supervillains! In this newly released footage, meet the ruthless, mentally unhinged members of Task Force X, otherwise known as the "Suicide Squad."

Recruited by a government agent with the promise of a clean slate, the squad is expected to succeed in impossibly dangerous missions where the odds aren't ever in their favor. But as we all know -- never underestimate the resourcefulness of a supervillain.

Fans got a closer look at director David Ayer's "Suicide Squad" via this action-packed trailer revealed this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con. (See all CNET's Comic-Con coverage here.)

The trailer shows off an unlikely group of villains -- Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Slipknot (Adam Beach), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and Jay Hernandez (El Diablo) -- all banding together to complete and survive deadly missions.

The best part? A tattooed, grill-grinning Joker (Jared Leto) getting ready to do what he does best -- bring on the pain.

"I'm not gonna kill ya," the Joker says in the trailer. "I'm just gonna hurt ya, really, really bad."

We can't wait! "Suicide Squad" hits theaters on August 5, 2016.