The First Trailer For James Gunn’s R-Rated ‘The Suicide Squad’ Is Here

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The first official trailer James Gunn’s R-rated The Suicide Squad a hybrid sequel-reboot of 2016’s truly awful Suicide Squad, is here.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Suicide Squad, via Warner Bros.:

“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.”

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Given how mishandled David Ayer’s 2016 film was, Gunn’s irreverent take on the character looks as though it’ll serve as a much-needed redemption for the Suicide Squad, which has the potential to be one of the most *fun* comic book movie franchises.

The Suicide Squad is scheduled to hit theaters and HBO Max in the United States on Friday, August 6. Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney and Viola Davis will be reprising their roles from the original, David Ayer-directed Suicide Squad, while additional actors such as Idris Elba, John Cena, Peter Capaldi, Michael Rooker, Pete Davidson, Nathan Fillion, Alice Braga, David Dastmalchia, and Daniel Melchior have also joined the cast.

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