It is probably one of the biggest VR experiences of our times.
As part of the ongoing Comic-Con in San Diego, Mr. Robot and Suicide Squad will exclusively release videos pertaining to both of them respectively. The creators of the USA Network hacker drama and the Warner Bros. super-villain mash-up respectively premiered virtual reality experiences Thursday in atmospheric venues located outside the San Diego Convention Center. In the case of “Mr. Robot,” the original, 12-minute VR experience was directed by series creator Sam Esmail and stars Rami Malek as he undergoes an emotional, marijuana-fuelled flashback as “Mr. Robot” protagonist Elliot Alderson. The people who weren’t lucky enough to actually attend the screening can access the experience online, though what site will be hosting it is yet unknown.
The Suicide Squad experience was showcased in a venue designed to look like the fictional Belle Reve penitentiary. It depicted a scene from the movie where cast members including Will Smith, Jai Courtney and Margot Robbie battle a gooey horde of soldiers in 360 degrees. The short VR film, which also showed the scene from the viewpoint of Robbie’s manic Harley Quinn, will be released alongside the film Aug. 5 on the Samsung VR platform.
Other entertainment properties with VR experiences on display at this week’s Comic-Con include FX’s “American Horror Story: Hotel,” MTV’s “Teen Wolf,” Amazon’s “The Man in the High Castle” and TBS’ “Conan,” which requires fans to don giant cartoon heads resembling the talk-show host.