‘The Suicide Squad’ First Trailer: Don’t Get Too Attached

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The first trailer for The Suicide Squad has arrived, showcasing guts and glory in a red-band trailer indicating writer-director James Gunn’s darker (yet simultaneously wackier) take on Task Force X.


The film is going for a “Hard-R” rating from the looks of things, and they absolutely won’t let you forget it. Serving as a reinvention of the franchise that technically doubles as a sequel to the 2016 movie, but is effectively a new take, the ensemble is sent to South America to help investigate an unusual threat that Amanda Waller doesn’t want the rest of the world to know about. Carnage ensues. Check out the trailer below:




Ahead of the trailer’s release, Gunn also revealed another new poster for the film. And if you think these might be the lucky ones who survive the movie, in Gunn’s own words “You’re optimistic.”


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The cast of The Suicide Squad also got in on the fun, dropping several character posters for the members of Task Force X.


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The cast of The Suicide Squad includes Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joaquín Cosío (Major General Suarez), David Dastmalchian (Polka-Dot Man), Daniela Melchior (Ratcatcher), Steve Agee (as John Economos, and also the on-set actor for King Shark, but not the voice), Idris Elba (Bloodsport), Storm Reid (Tyra, Bloodsport’s daughter), John Cena (Peacemaker), Nathan Fillion (TDK), Peter Capaldi (The Thinker), Pete Davidson (Blackguard), Flula Borg (Javelin), Michael Rooker (Savant), Mayling Ng (Mongal), Alice Braga (Solsoria), Sean Gunn (Weasel), Jennifer Holland (Emilia Harcourt), Juan Diego Botto (General Luna, also known as Presidente), Tinashe Kajese (Flo Crawley). Sylvester Stallone is also said to be involved, possibly as the voice of King Shark, and Taika Waititi is believed to be playing the original Ratcatcher. Other cast members include Julio Ruiz in an unidentified role, and Suicide Squad comic creator John Ostrander in a cameo appearance.


The Suicide Squad is set for a simultaneous theatrical and HBO Max release on August 6, 2021. It is the sequel to the 2016 David Ayer-directed movie, although only some of the cast is coming back. Gunn is currently filming the spin-off show Peacemaker, starring John Cena, which will arrive exclusively via HBO Max.