The Suicide Squad Trailer Explained

DC Comics released a new trailer for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

The trailer opens with Amanda Waller’s assessment and manipulation of Robert Dubois, AKA Bloodsport. He’s been imprisoned for putting Superman in the ICU with a Kryptonite bullet. Someone that skilled and that dangerous is immediately an asset to someone like Amanda Waller. To her, the ends justify the means, and she’ll do anything to accomplish her goals.

But what’s her goal in this film? It’s finally revealed in this trailer that their specific mission is to destroy every trace of something known as Project Starfish. There are hints and flashes of the aquatic legs, before we see them flinging King Shark through buildings.

The synopsis of the film is as follows:

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.

In the film, Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn, Viola Davis is Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman is Rick Flag, Jai Courtney is Captain Boomerang, David Dasmalchian is Polka-Dot Man, John Cena is Peacemaker, Sylvester Stallone is King Shark, Michael Rooker is Savant, Sean Gunn is Weasel, Idris Elba is Bloodsport, Storm Reid is Bloodsport’s daughter Tyla, Peter Capaldi is The Thinker, Pete Davidson is Black Guard, Daniela Melchior is Ratcatcher, Flula Borg is Javelin, Mayling Ng is Mongal, Alice Braga is Sol Soria, Nathan Fillion is T.D.K., and Jennifer Holland is Emilia Harcourt.

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad premieres in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6th, 2021.

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