WATCH: ‘The Suicide Squad’ trailer teases battle with classic villain Starro
Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for “The Suicide Squad” today, June 23, teasing the team’s battle with “Starro the Conqueror” and introducing a new member of the team, Bloodsport.
The trailer opens with Viola Davis’ character Amanda Waller trying to recruit Idris Elba’s Bloodsport into the Suicide Squad team. The trailer also shows the team traveling to the fictional island of Corto Maltese during their mission to destroy traces of what Waller calls “Project Starfish.”
While the trailer only gives a few glimpses, it appears Starro will be facing the titular team members who are out to wipe out the gigantic starfish supervillain.
Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Joel Kinnaman, who were in the 2016 movie “Suicide Squad,” will be reprising their roles for the new film. Meanwhile, newcomers to the cast include Elba, John Cena, David Dastmalchian, Alice Braga, Daniela Melchior, Nathan Fillion, Mayling Ng, Michael Rooker, Pete Davidson, Peter Capaldi, Sean Gunn, Flula Borg and Sylvester Stallone, among others.
An early access copy of the trailer was supposedly “leaked” yesterday, June 22, through an unlisted YouTube video on Warner Bros.’ channel.
The video, titled “The Suicide Squad – Early Access Trailer Do Not Share,” includes an introduction by Courtney, who plays Captain Boomerang.
“It’s your lucky day because I’m about to grace your screen with a brand new trailer for ‘The Suicide Squad.’ It’s a little early but I don’t see anyone here who’s gonna care,” he stated.
Courtney’s fellow cast members also released the said early access copy on their respective social media accounts. This prompted the film’s director, James Gunn, to call them out for releasing the trailer “earlier than expected.”
“How dare they,” Gunn quipped as he mentioned the cast members who released the trailer on their personal accounts.
It seems like Margot, Jai, @TheSlyStallone @JohnCena @idriselba @flula @MelchiorDaniela @NathanFillion @MelchiorDaniela @dastmalchian @AliceBraga @cosio_joaquin and that SOB @joelkinnaman have already done that earlier than expected. How dare they. #TheSuicideSquad https://t.co/dMfUuiQctc
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 22, 2021
“The Suicide Squad” will be released worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures on July 29. It will appear simultaneously in theaters and through the streaming service HBO Max. /ra