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The Suicide Squad Trailer Has Just Dropped

Jess Hardiman

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The Suicide Squad Trailer Has Just Dropped

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros

Good news, DC fans! The trailer for The Suicide Squad has just dropped ahead of its release later this August - watch it below. Warning: contains language that some may find offensive:

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The forthcoming DCEU film features an star-studded ensemble cast, which includes the likes of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, WWE icon John Cena as the Peacemaker, actor Idris Elba as Bloodsport and Academy Award winner Viola Davis as Amanda Waller.

The official synopsis reads: "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."

Director James Gunn teased the trailer drop yesterday (25 March), tweeting: "Tomorrow. Trailer. See you there. #TheSuicideSquad."

The post was accompanied by a Motion Picture Association message that runs before the beginning of any red band trailer.

Gunn followed this with a poster for the new film, writing: "I'll just drop this here. Did I mention that a trailer is coming tomorrow?"

The director has previously said he has found the R-rated movie 'the most fun' project ever.

In a lengthy Twitter thread, he explained: "#TheSuicideSquad was the most fun. This was the result of 1) Making creativity my ultimate priority. In the past I'd let my perfectionism or my people pleasing or my fear of not making a hit too much a part of my inner conversation. I let creativity fully take the reigns.

"2) Being in the best place I'd ever been mentally & emotionally. Related to number 1 of course. I'd been through some hardships which taught me how much love I have in my life & reinvigorated the joy of creative expression I had as a young person.

James Gunn. Credit: PA
James Gunn. Credit: PA

"3) The people around me: a stupendous cast & crew & incredibly supportive studio. Exceptionally talented & wise & kind people all around. Plus I had chosen the best of the best of crew members I had worked with in the past.

"4) Good sleep habits. The anxiety (& excitement) of filmmaking in the past had led to many sleepless nights, often getting only 10 hours of sleep over a workweek. I was always miserable. Due to a better emotional center I usually got the 5 or 6 a night I needed, often more.

"5) Feeling in tune with my craft & at the height of my abilities. Directing is a complex craft & after 25 years of professional filmmaking I felt the confidence that comes with mastering some aspects of it."

The Suicide Squad is out in cinemas and on HBO Max on 6 August.

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Jess Hardiman
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