Everything You Need to Know about ‘The Suicide Squad’

The Suicide Squad is set to hit our screens this summer, and now we have a trailer for the upcoming movie, as well. Staying true to its words, Warner Bros is set to release the movie in theatres and on streaming service simultaneously on August 6, 2021.

HBO Max has planned an extensive lineup of upcoming movies. Zack Snyder’s Justice League is now available for streaming, and Godzilla vs. Kong is coming out the following week. With many other blockbusters releasing, such as Mortal Kombat, the latest installation in The Conjuring series, and an ensemble-cast-filled Dune, HBO Max is bound to see a lot of successes this year.

Among them is The Suicide Squad, one of the most anticipated films of the year. Serving as a standalone sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad, the movie will bring back some of the notorious supervillains along with a host of many others as they are dispatched to destroy a Nazi-era prison and laboratory.

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‘The Suicide Squad’ Trailer

The movie’s first trailer landed yesterday after director James Gunn teased the movie’s R-rating earlier on Twitter. 

The trailer promises a fun ride with the characters coming together to venture out on another suicidal mission. Robbie’s Harley Quinn looks even wackier whereas John Cena as Peacemaker provides much comic relief to the otherwise grisly R-rated trailer. 

The video begins with the squad’s bus pulling up in the fictional island of Corto Maltese to free Harley Quinn, who has been captured, ensuing in a messy retrieval plan. Based on DC comics, the Task Force X’s escapade aligns with the chapter Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #3.

Everything You Need to Know About The Suicide Squad
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Furthermore, Empire dropped two new covers for the upcoming movie showing the entire cast in front of a fiery background. The second poster is more friendly and includes the director in the mix as well, with all the cast members smiling.

Gunn was hired after Suicide Squad director David Ayer left the job to develop a Gotham City Sirens film. He was confirmed as the director in 2019 and took inspiration from the Suicide Squad comics and war films.

Furthermore, Gunn even confirmed in February that his reboot was “fully finished and cut” and that Warner Bros. did not interfere with his vision for the movie. Following the negative criticism that Ayer’s version had faced, it was perhaps a good decision to bring in someone else with a different take to build the franchise.

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The ensemble cast includes:

CharacterCastOther Works
Harley QuinnMargot Robbie Tonya Harding (I, Tonya)
Colonel Rick FlagJoel KinnamanStephen Holder (The Killing)
Amanda WallerViola DavisAnnalise Keating (How to Get Away with Murder)
Captain BoomerangJai CourtneyCharlie (Jack Reacher)
BloodsportIdris ElbaJohn Luther (Luther)
PeacemakerJohn CenaFerdinand (Ferdinand)
King SharkSylvester StalloneRocky Balboa (Rocky series)
ThinkerPeter CapaldiDoctor Who (Doctor Who)
‘The Suicide Squad’ Cast

Here’s hoping Gunn’s The Suicide Squad lives up to the mark and doesn’t disappoint!

About The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics team of the same name. Produced by DC Films, Atlas Entertainment, and The Safran Company, and set for distribution by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is intended to be a standalone sequel to Suicide Squad (2016) and the tenth film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).

Directed and written by James Gunn, the cast includes Idris Elba, Viola Davis, Sylvester Stallone, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi, Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, John Cena, Mayling Ng, Sean Gunn, Taika Waititi, David Dastmalchian, Storm Reid, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson, Jennifer Holland, Flula Borg, Daniela Melchior, Tinashe Kajese-Bolden, Julio Cesar Ruiz.

The movie’s official synopsis reads, “Welcome to hell – aka Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out – even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X.”

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