True crime stories have always appealed to a certain subset of the population. It’s one of the reasons series like Law & Order and CSI have relied so heavily on stories “ripped from the headlines” in their long runs.
Stormtroopers have been the punch line of the galaxy in the first three Star Wars movies, and barely improved when they were remade by the First Order in The Force Awakens, to the point where one of them defected under their noses.
It seems the recent 60 second Suicide Squad promo centering around Amanda Waller and Rick Flag was just the beginning. A day later, Will Smith's Deadshot was the next to get a new 60 second showcase along with new footage.
Vin Diesel already helped let the world know that xXx would be coming back soon. Two days after he posted a 10 second teaser for The Return of Xander Cage on Facebook, a fuller trailer came out online that was about 74 seconds longer.
With the popularity of such streaming services as Netflix and Amazon Prime, it might seem that there are less people going to the movies than ever before, but certain franchises still have a huge box office draw.