We finally have a trailer for Suicide squad. The long-awaited DC Comics adaptation is slated to hit both theaters and HBO Max later this year. This time, it’s James Gunn, known for his work on the Guardians of the Galaxy movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, putting Task Force X on the ring. And yes, as the trailer shows, this time we’re getting a lot of R-rated action this time around.
James Gunn, at one point, he was fired from his job as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 about some old and controversial tweets. Studios lined up to block Gunn, and Warner Bros. managed to lure him in by letting him pick up where David Ayer’s Suicide Squad left off. While this new movie takes place in the same universe, it has been described as a reboot. So it is, at the very least, a dramatic change in direction from what came before.
Disney and Marvel Studios finally returned James Gunn, who will direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 once their engagements in the DC universe are over. Gunn is also working on spinoff series set in the same world as Suicide squad noble Pacifier. It will focus on the character John Cena plays in the next film. The fact that a spinoff series is already being filmed signifies the studio’s confidence in what Gunn has put together.
The movie has an absolutely huge cast. Margot Robbie returns as Harley Quinn. The set also includes Idris Elba (Pacific Rim), John Cena (Blockers), Joel Kinnaman (The reporter), Jai Courtney (Honest thief), Peter Capaldi (Doctor who), David Dastmalchian (Ant Man), Daniela Melchior (The black book), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), Alice Braga (The new mutants), Pete Davidson (Saturday night live), Joaquín Cosio (Narcos: Mexico), Juan Diego Botto (Good behavior), Storm Reid (Do not let go), Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Steve Agee (Hypermarket), Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), Mayling Ng (Debt collectors), Flula Borg (Perfect pitch 2), Jennifer Holland (Brightburn) and Tinashe Kajese (Cold case). Rocky star Sylvester Stallone and Oscar winner Viola Davis, who returns as Amanda Waller, round out the cast.
Suicide squad focuses on Task Force X, who have been given a new assignment. The team, this time around, includes Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin, and Harley Quinn. They are heavily armed and launched on the remote enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Walking through a jungle packed with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, they find themselves on a search and destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave. Amanda Waller’s government techs are on her ears, tracking her every move. One wrong move and they’re dead.
James Gunn also wrote the script. Charles Roven and Peter Safran are producing, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo, Nikolas Korda and Richard Suckle serving as executive producers. Suicide squad hits theaters and at HBO Max on August 6, Warner Bros. Make sure to check out the new trailer for yourself.
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