Catch all crazy villains in profanity-filled 'The Suicide Squad' trailer
The foul-mouthed villains are back in style in the R-rated trailer of The Suicide Squad, which was released by Warner Bros. recently. It is a standalone sequel to David Ayer's Suicide Squad released back in 2016. The James Gunn-directed movie will be released in theaters and on HBO Max streaming service simultaneously on August 6 this year. Here are more details.
A new villain's in town, rampage begins in the end
The Suicide Squad director Gunn is known for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy films, and the trailer is a little reminiscent of that vibe. The clip begins with a mission to save Harley Quinn but to no avail as she seldom needs it. There's a new villain in the form of a giant starfish that begins its rampage at the end of the trailer.
'From the horribly beautiful mind of James Gunn'
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Tenth film in DCEU, it has a stacked star cast
The Suicide Squad is the tenth film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The massive ensemble includes Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Idris Elba as Bloodsport, John Cena as Peacemaker, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Sylvester Stallone voicing King Shark. Also starring in the film are Viola Davis, Michael Rooker, Alice Braga, and Sean Gunn, among others.
'Peacemaker' spin-off in the works, to debut next January
Cena's role as Peacemaker will be in focus in The Suicide Squad as there is a spin-off television series with the same name in the works for HBO Max. Set to debut in January 2022, the Peacemaker will also be directed by Gunn. The DC character is a pacifist diplomat and a deadly vigilante, who mostly goes up against warlords and dictators.
The film has been in development before 'Suicide Squad' release
Development for The Suicide Squad began even before the original Suicide Squad was released in 2016. Ayer, best known for making LA-based crime films, was set to return to helm the sequel too but left to develop a female-centric villain project, Gotham City Sirens. Gunn, who was temporarily fired by Marvel Studios and Disney at the time, was then hired to direct the film.