Find The Crazy One in New “The Suicide Squad” Trailer
It was only last week when The Suicide Squad’s first trailer made us re-appreciate Steely Dan’s deathless song “Dirty Work,” and now the gang’s back with another fresh look. This trailer, unlike the red band version we got last week, is almost suitable for work. It also comes with a few brand new moments and the same looniness that has folks so excited for writer/director James Gunn’s first dip into the DC universe. Also, more King Shark.
You probably already have the information you need to enjoy the new trailer, but just in case, Gunn’s film is kind of a sequel to David Ayer’s 2016 Suicide Squad. It’s also completely its own thing, with a ton more color (and humor) than Ayer’s darker vision. The Suicide Squad re-assembles some of the lunatics from the 2016 film—Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flagg, and Viola Davis’s Amanda Waller—and then introduces us to a slew of wonderful weirdos. There’s the aforementioned King Shark (voiced by Sylvester Stallone), Idris Elba’s Bloodsport, John Cena’s Peacemaker, Michael Rooker’s Savant, Nathan Fillion’s T.D.K., David Dastmalchian’s Polka-Dot Man, Sean Gunn’s Weasel, Peter Capaldi’s Thinker, and Daniela Melchior’s Ratcatcher II.
The gang is, once again, on a suicidal mission. This time, however, they’ll be facing certain death not only from a bunch of mercenaries, but also an alien starfish called Starro the Conquerer. So yeah, they’ve got their work cut out for them. “I thought you were the crazy one,” Melchior’s Ratcatcher II says to Dastmalchian’s Polka-Dot Man—it’s a safe bet to assume they’re all a little crazy.
Check out the new trailer here. The Suicide Squad hits theaters and HBO Max on August 6.
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) IDRIS ELBA as Bloodsport and KING SHARK in Warner Bros. Pictures’ superhero action adventure “THE SUICIDE SQUAD,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics