We’re about to have a whole lot of superhero movies. The MCU swings back into gear next month when Black Widow finally premieres, and then the floodgates open. Next comes Shang-Chi, then The Eternals, then Spider-Man 3, Doctor Strange 2, Thor 3, and so on. The DC is bringing The Batman in 2022, as well as the Shazam sequel, Flash, and Black Adam.
Some of those movies will be good, some won’t be, but it’s a pretty safe bet that none of them will be anything like The Suicide Squad.
The Suicide Squad is James Gunn’s entry into the DCEU, as he tackles the sequel to David Ayer’s much-maligned Suicide Squad (before he heads back to marvel for Guardians 3). This new Squad is an entirely new set of actors and characters, with the exception of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, and Viola Davis and Joel Kinnamen’s returning feds.
The rest of the line-up is new to the big screen, and the new trailer that was released today gives many of them their own moments, though the focus is on Idris Elba’s Bloodsport.
He gets coerced to join the Squad for a mission, joining Pete Davidson’s Blackguard – who has a fun reaction to Sean Gunn’s (James’s brother) Weasel, John Cena’s Peacemaker – who gets off a deadpan reference to “buttholes” before he heads to HBO Max for his own series, and Sylvester Stallone’s King Shark. Yes, that’s his voice.
Together, they are tasked with eliminating all traces of Project Starfish, which is not related to buttholes after all and is instead a giant Starfish creature. As I said, this movie will be pretty unique.
See for yourself in the new trailer, and catch The Suicide Squad in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6th: