The first cinematic trailer from director James Gunn for the pseudo reboot of David Ayer's 2016 'Suicide Squad' has arrived and is already validating all the hype that has gone into this iteration of the anti-hero superhero flick. The R-rated feature is said to feature a stylishly violent vision of the franchise and the trailer certainly backs that up.
The film boasts an all star casts comprised of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Idris Elba as Bloodsport, John Cena as Peacemaker, as well as Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, and Peter Capaldi. Among the additional heavyweights added to this sequel in the franchise includes the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson, Nathan Fillion and Storm Reid, with Viola Davis plays Amanda Waller, at the helm of the Task Force X program.
The film's official description 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.
“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.”
Gunn is currently pulling double duty, finalizing the details for his version of Suicide Squad and getting to task on the third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. With Gunn in the driver's seat, the film will feature a quality soundtrack in addition to a reenergized version of the band of superhero misfits.
The Suicide Squad will premiere both in theaters and via HBO Max in August. Watch the red-band trailer below.