Warner Bros. has shared the first trailer for James Gunn’s cinematic take on DC Comics’ popular antihero team, the Suicide Squad. Despite being a direct follow-up to David Ayer’s 2016 film, which didn’t fare so good with critics, Gunn’s rendition ditches quite a bit of the original team (e.g., Will Smith’s Deadshot) for an even zanier group that comprises the likes of John Cena’s Peacemaker and Sylvester Stallone’s Nanaue—a talking, man-eating shark. James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will release nationwide in theaters and IMAX on August 6, 2021 and be available on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release.
“Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A,” a synopsis reads. “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. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.”
“Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.”