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Days after Leslie Jones and the rest of the superhero stans consumed Zack Snyder’s Justice League, it’d make sense that Warner Bros. and DC would drop the red band trailer for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, the latest entry into the DCEU, which hits theaters and HBO Max on Aug. 6, 2021.
While there have been many things said about the first Suicide Squad, having James Gunn (who brought us both of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy films, among others) writing and directing this film which he said “reinvigorated his creative life,” one can only imagine what Gunn was able to do with this twisted band of antiheroes. Hopefully Gunn was able to do a lot, as he has a lot of dope talent play with, including everyone from Margot Robbie reprising fan-favorite Harley Quinn to a cast that has added Idris Elba, John Cena (ahead of his Peacemaker spin-off that’s set to hit HBO Max in Jan. 2022), Pete Davidson, and many more.
In this look at The Suicide Squad, the majority of the squad is formed—outside of Pete Davidson’s Blackguard and and constant Gunn collaborator Michael Rooker’s Savant. Bloodsport (Elba) and Peacemaker (Cena) seem to be the mains, although Rick Flag (who we met in the first Suicide Squad is there), as is Harley Quinn and Amanda Waller (Viola Davis). The Squad is in order, and still doing the dirty jobs that no one else can do, in a fairly violent way—Harley’s merking all kinds of foes, and King Shark is, ahem, ripping them in two. It’s a James Gunn film, so expect wall-to-wall jokes and violence… hopefully this a) outshines the first Suicide Squad and b) makes good on the promises the first film made. Either way it looks like mad fun.
We still have time before this one drops—practically the entire Spring plus a little bit of the Fall—but from the trailer we just peeped, it looks like Gunn has one here. Peep the full trailer, and be sure to mark Aug. 6 on your calendars.
(Ed note: Because this is a red band trailer, the YouTube is restricted. If you’re having issues, check out the trailer in the tweet below. We also included some images from the trailer and the film’s poster below as well.)