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Caption: (L-r) NATHAN FILLION as T.D.K., PETE DAVIDSON as Blackguard, SEAN GUNN as Weasel, MICHAEL ROOKER as Savant, JOEL KINNAMAN as Rich Flag, JAI COURTNEY as Boomerang, FLULA BORG as Javelin, MARGOT ROBBIE as Harley Quinn and MAYLING NG as Mongal in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE SUICIDE SQUAD,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Jessica Miglio/™ & © DC Comics

James Gunn Reveals “The Suicide Squad” Poster & Release Date, Trailer Arrives Today

The Suicide Squad writer/director James Gunn took to Twitter yesterday to inform us that the release date is official, and the first trailer for the movie is dropping soon. Soon as in today. March 26. As for the release date, The Suicide Squad will be hitting theaters and HBO Max on August 6. He also revealed the film’s new poster, which shows the entire gang all suited up and ready to go.

We’ve been eagerly awaiting Gunn’s first foray into the DC universe for a long time now, and everything we’ve heard about The Suicide Squad makes it feel like the wait will have been more than worth it. Gunn’s vision for his band of baddies has been compared to a 1970s war film, only one populated by a cast of bonkers supervillains, weirdos, and antiheroes. The film’s cast includes a few members of the team David Ayer assembled in 2016’s Suicide Squad—Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Viola Davis’s Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang, and Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flag. The newcomers, of which there are many, include Idris Elba as Bloodsport, John Cena as Peacemaker, Michael Rooker as Savant, Nathan Fillion as T.D.K., and a whole lot more.

We’ll share the trailer the second it’s released. Here are Gunn’s Tweets:

Here’s the official synopsis from Warner Bros.:

From writer/director James Gunn comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ superhero action-adventure “The Suicide Squad,” featuring a collection of the most degenerate delinquents in the DC lineup.

Welcome to hell—a.k.a. 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. 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.

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Featured image: Caption: (L-r) NATHAN FILLION as T.D.K., PETE DAVIDSON as Blackguard, SEAN GUNN as Weasel, MICHAEL ROOKER as Savant, JOEL KINNAMAN as Rich Flag, JAI COURTNEY as Boomerang, FLULA BORG as Javelin, MARGOT ROBBIE as Harley Quinn and MAYLING NG as Mongal in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE SUICIDE SQUAD,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Jessica Miglio/™ & © DC Comics

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