We finally have a trailer for it The suicide squadThe highly anticipated DC Comics adaptation will hit theaters as well as on HBO Max later this year. This time it’s James Gunn, known for his work on the Guardians of the Universe movies over in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, putting Task Force X through the ring. And yes, as the trailer teases, we’re getting a ton of R-rated action this time around.
James Gunn, at one point, was fired from his job as a director Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 about some old, controversial tweets. Studios lined up to lock up Gunn and Warner Bros. managed to seduce him by letting him pick up where David Ayer’s Suicide Squad left off. Although this new movie is set in the same universe, it has been described as a reboot. So it’s at the very least a dramatic shift toward what came before.
Disney and Marvel Studios eventually circled back to James Gunn, who will direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 once his obligations in the DC universe are over. Gunn is also working on spin-off series set in the same world as The suicide squad titled PeacekeeperIt will focus on the character John Cena will play in the upcoming movie. The fact that a spin-off series is already being filmed indicates that the studio is confident in what Gunn has come up with.
The movie has an absolutely massive cast. Margot Robbie returns as Harley Quinn. The ensemble also includes Idris Elba (Pacific Rim), John Cena (Blockers), Joel Kinnaman (The informant), Jai Courtney (Fair thief), Peter Capaldi (Doctor who), David Dastmalchian (Ant man), Daniela Melchior (The black book), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Universe), Alice Braga (The new mutants), Pete Davidson (Saturday Night Live), Joaquín Cosio (Narcos: Mexico), Juan Diego Botto (Good behaviour), Storm Reid (Do not let go), Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Steve Agee (Superstore), Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Universe), Mayling Ng (Collection agencies), Flula Borg (Pitch Perfect 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.
The suicide squad revolves around Task Force X, which have been given a new assignment. The team this time consists of Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and Harley Quinn. They are heavily armed and dropped on the remote enemy-drenched island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle filled with militant opponents and guerrilla troops at every turn, they are on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to force them to behave. Amanda Waller’s government engineers are in their ears, tracking every move. One wrong move and they are dead.
James Gunn also wrote the screenplay. Charles Roven and Peter Safran will produce, while Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo, Nikolas Korda and Richard Suckle will executive produce. The suicide squad arrives in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6 from Warner Bros. Check out the new trailer for yourself.
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