DC and Warner Brothers dropped a new trailer for their upcoming superhero-ish action film “The Suicide Squad”. Many of us remember their last effort, the disastrous 2016 film led by Will Smith and directed by David Ayer. This is considered a direct sequel to that film but with an alleged different approach. This one is helmed by James Gunn who’s known well in superhero movie circles as the man behind Marvel’s two “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies. Here he tries his hand with a new team comprised of villains brought together to save the world.
Nothing about this new film has excited me with the exception of some interesting bits of casting. I love seeing Idris Elba leading the team. And of course Viola Davis, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, and Jai Courtney return. Some new faces include John Cena, Peter Capaldi, David Dastmalchian, Michael Rooker, Alice Braga, and Sean Gunn among others. We even get Sylvester Stallone voicing a talking shark! I’m still not sold on its aggressively snarky comedy angle which could be either really funny or an annoying crutch. But I’m still going to give it a look.
“The Suicide Squad” premieres August 6th in theaters and streaming on HBO Max. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.