The Suicide Squad is DC Comics’ second attempt to adapt the superhero franchise for the big screen, following director David Ayers’ version.
After the first, more traditional trailer dropped last week, the new teaser focuses on some of the film’s side characters, including King Shark and Polka Dot Man.
Here’s the trailer –
The synopsis for The Suicide Squad reads –
“Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Bell Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst supervillains 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 (Idris Elba), Peacemaker (John Cena), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior]), Savant (Michael Rooker), King Shark (voiced by Sylvester Stallone), Blackguard (Pete Davidson), Javelin (Flula Borg), and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.”
Back in February, Gunn revealed that The Suicide Squad was “fully finished”. The director has previously teased the potential deaths of some major DC characters in the film. He said –
“In The Suicide Squad, some of the characters end up being good, some end up being terrible,”
Joel Kinnaman and Viola Davis are back as Colonel Rick Flag and Intelligence Officer Amanda Waller, respectively, with Steve Agee playing John Economos, prison warden and an aide to Waller.
Other new cast members include Polka-Dot Man (David Dastmalchian), whose trademark polka-dotted suit is actually a collection of gadgets; Weasel (Sean Gunn), an anthropomorphic weasel; Sol Soria (Alice Braga); T.D.K. (Nathan Fillion); Mongal (Mayling Ng); Flo Crawley (Tinashe Kajese); Bloodsport’s daughter Tyla (Storm Reid); and Thinker (Peter Capaldi).
The Suicide Squad opens in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6th.