The Suicide Squad 2021: trailer for James Gunn film, and who stars in cast with Idris Elba and Sylvester Stallone?

The first full length trailer for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad has been revealed showcasing a whole new batch of DC’s villains forced to do good
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In a trailer packed full of gorgeous colours, gruesome deaths, and foul-mouthed diolgoue, James Gunn’s new film looks set to blowpast 2016’s Suicide Squad.

Here’s everything you need to know about James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

What is the plot of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad?

The new film will see a whole bunch of new characters introduced (Photo: Warner Bros)The new film will see a whole bunch of new characters introduced (Photo: Warner Bros)
The new film will see a whole bunch of new characters introduced (Photo: Warner Bros)

Labelled as a standalone sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad, James Gunn’s new movie looks set to follow a new crew as they head out on another ludicrously dangerous and bonkers adventure.

Fans will recognise some familiar faces from the 2016 film, including Viola Davis as Amanda Aller and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, but the new film will see a whole bunch of new characters introduced.

In the official synopsis for The Suicide Squad, Warner Bros said: "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."

The film’s producer Peter Safran went on to tease the movie as “completely unique”, adding that the film is a “1970s war movie combined with the brilliance of James Gunn’s characters and comedy.”

Who is in The Suicide Squad cast?

James Gunn revealed the cast of The Suicide Squad in August 2020, and the new trailer showcases just how diverse the line up is.

The new film will see Margot Robbie return as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, and Viola Davis as the architect of the squad, Amanda Waller.

New to the cast this year is Idris Elba, John Cena, Flula Borg, Alica Braga, Pete Davidson, and Sylvester Stallone as King Shark.

Here is a full list of the cast and their roles:

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag Viola Davis as Amanda Waller Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang Idris Elba as Bloodsport John Cena as Peacemaker Peter Capaldi as The Thinker Flula Borg as Javelin Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher 2 Michael Rooker as Savant David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man Mayling Ng as Mongal Nathan Fillion as TDK Alica Braga as Sol Soria Pete Davidson as Blackguard Sean Gunn as Weasel Joaquín Cosío as Major General Mateo Suarez Juan Diego Botto as President General Silvio Luna Storm Reid as Tyla, Bloodsport's daughter Steve Agee as John Economos Tinashe Kajese as Flo Crawley Jennifer Holland as Emilia Harcourt

What was revealed in The Suicide Squad trailer?

Fans were finally treated to the first full length trailer for the movie on 26 March, with the two minute 51 second trailer teasing the utter carnage in store from the DC reboot.

The trailer didn’t reveal any major plot points, however, it did reveal that Starro the Conqueror would be in the film, teasing the giant starfish at the end of the video. We are yet to know whether Starro is the main villain yet.

The trailer also revealed former Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi as The Thinker. In the clip we see the Suicide Squad interrogating him.

The film looks set to emulate the R Rated comedy of the 2016 film, with a couple of F bombs heard in the latest trailer.

When is the release date for The Suicide Squad?

The Suicide Squad will be released on 6 August 2021.

Warner Bros also announced that the film will be released in cinemas and on HBO Max on the same day.

The streaming service is currently only available in the US, so this will not apply for its international release. UK audiences will have to hope cinemas will be fully open come August.