Remember when James Gunn was fired from Marvel? And then he jumped ship to DC? And then Marvel re-hired him? Doesn't that seem like an age ago?
Yes, Yes. Yes. And, definitely yes. Today we finally we get to see how his reboot/relaunch masterpiece has turned out. And yes, 'The Suicide Squad' looks just about as mad as we imagined.
As we can see in the trailer below, some of the same faces from the ripped-apart 2016 movie will be appearing once again, with other roles being recast or simply left dead and buried.
Magot Robbie's Harley Quinn is back on the scene, fresh from her own solo/ensemble (the DC movie universe is confusing) 'Birds of Prey' of last year. Viola Davis reprises her role as government official Amanda Waller; Jai Courtney is back as Captain Boomerang; and finally, Joel Kinnaman is there as Rick Flag - the final two looking very different from their previous interpretation.
There's also a mammoth crew joining in on the fun. Idris Elba is Bloodsport; John Cena is Peacemaker; Pete Davidson is Blackguard; Michael Rooker plays Savant; with Peter Capaldi playing the supervillain Thinker. Sylvester Stallone is also in the mix, as well as Taika Waititi.
Comedian Steve Agee also lends his voice to the movie, playing the role of King Shark, who is literally a walking shark. It goes without saying, James Gunn has complete and utter free reign here.
Rounding out the enormous cast list is Alice Braga, David Dastmalchian, Nathan Fillion, Storm Reid, Daniela Melchior, Sean Gunn, Joaquín Cosío, Juan Diego Botto, Julio Ruiz, Flula Borg, Tinashe Kajese, Mayling Ng, Jennifer Holland, and John Ostrander.
Here's the first-look Red Band trailer of 'The Suicide Squad'.
James Gunn's 'The Suicide Squad' is scheduled for release on August 6, 2021.