Harley Quinn Shines in the First Trailer for 'The Suicide Squad'
The next DCEU movie to hit theaters will be a soft reboot of 2016's Suicide Squad.
Warner Bros. has released the first official trailer for James Gunn's The Suicide Squad, the sequel to 2016's financially successful but critically derided Suicide Squad. Gunn was hired by DC after his brief firing from Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in July 2018, and he's bringing a brand-new flair to the infamous team of DC's worst villains. Surprisingly, the trailer revealed the previously (poorly) hidden main villain of the movie: Starro the Conqueror, a giant alien starfish that was the first enemy ever faced by the Justice League in DC Comics history. Watch the trailer below, but be warned that it is a red band trailer as the movie is rated R.
Actors returning from Suicide Squad include Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang. A ton of new actors join the fray for the sequel, including longtime Gunn collaborators Michael Rooker and his brother Sean Gunn. Some of DC's least well-known, D-list villains are making their debut in The Suicide Squad, including characters such as Ratcatcher 2, Polka-Dot Man, and Peacemaker, who's getting his own spinoff series on HBO Max in January 2022. Check out the new character posters for The Suicide Squad below!
I'm thrilled to see Harley Quinn back in action (and finally in her classic red and black color scheme!) but the movie itself also looks fantastic and seems to be a huge improvement over the mess that was the original. Starro is an insane villain that I didn't expect to see in a DCEU movie ever, but the general premise of the film does seem pretty boring because it's exactly the same as the first one: some kind of rescue mission. I'm hoping Gunn has some major tricks up his sleeve because even Amanda Waller's dialogue in this trailer sounds like it could have been lifted directly from the first movie. The one thing I'm sure we can count on is LOTS of death for Squad members this time around - after all, every poster is telling us not to get too attached!
What do you think of the first trailer for The Suicide Squad? Are you excited to see Harley Quinn return, or are you more interested in the new, obscure villains? Comment below!