Warner Bros. has revealed some new character posters for The Suicide Squad. The set of posters came along with the movie’s first trailer. This time around, Task Force X is much larger. And, as the posters promise, viewers shouldn’t get too attached to any one member of the team. People are going to die. Blood will be spilled. Have a look.
As we can see, there are some returning members from 2016’s Suicide Squad. This includes Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. Joel Kinnaman is also back as Rick Flag. But there are quite a few new characters as well, such as Idris Elba as Bloodsport and King Shark, who will be voiced by none other than Sylvester Stallone.
James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) is in the director’s chair. Gunn also penned the screenplay. The movie will be debuting both in theaters and on HBO Max in the U.S. on the same day this summer. It has been confirmed to be R-rated.
Here is the synopsis for The Suicide Squad.
“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. “
The film stars Margot Robbie (Birds of Prey, Bombshell), Idris Elba (Avengers: Infinity War), John Cena (upcoming HBO Max series Peacemaker, Bumblebee), Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad), Jai Courtney (the Divergent franchise), Peter Capaldi (World War Z, BBC’s Doctor Who ), David Dastmalchian (upcoming Dune, Ant-Man and the Wasp), Daniela Melchior (Parque Mayer), Michael Rooker (the Guardians of the Galaxy films), Alice Braga (Elysium), Pete Davidson (The King of Staten Island, TV’s Saturday Night Live), Joaquín Cosio (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, TV’s Narcos: Mexico), Juan Diego Botto (The Europeans), Storm Reid (The Invisible Man, A Wrinkle in Time, Euphoria) and Nathan Fillion (Guardians of the Galaxy, TV’s The Rookie).
Steve Agee (Brightburn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Sean Gunn (the Guardians of the Galaxy films, the Avengers films), Mayling Ng (Wonder Woman), Flula Borg (Ralph Breaks the Internet), Jennifer Holland (Brightburn, upcoming HBO Max series Peacemaker) and Tinashe Kajese (TV’s Valor, The Inspectors), with Sylvester Stallone (the Rocky, Rambo and Expendables franchises), and Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Suicide Squad) round out the ensemble.
The Suicide Squad arrives on August 6.