WATCH: The Suicide Squad are back with a very sweary, extremely violent trailer
Not for the faint of heart...
With DC being popular and well-liked again after the recent release of Zack Snyder's Justice League, it makes sense to strike while the iron is hot, and remind folk that there are plenty of DC movies on the horizon.
First up is The Suicide Squad, the sorta-sequel/sorta-reboot of 2016's Suicide Squad, with James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) behind the camera, directing a lot of the same cast as that original movie as the same characters, but with a whole host of new anti-heroes in the mix.
The official plot synopsis is as follows:
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.
As for that impressive cast-list... you ready? .... (takes deep breath): Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Michael Rooker, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson, Joaquín Cosio, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Nathan Fillion, Steve Agee, Sean Gunn, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Jennifer Holland, Tinashe Kajese, Sylvester Stallone, and Viola Davis.
And yes, the trailer is full of profanity and explicit violence, so this is definitely not for those with a sensitive disposition.
The Suicide Squad is currently due for release in Irish cinemas in August 2021.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 26, 2021
Or you can watch in on YouTube here, but you'll need to sign in, as it is age-restricted:
Clip via WB UK & Ireland