James Gunn is giving fans a sneak peek of “The Suicide Squad”.
The director took to Twitter on Friday, May 28 to share a new image from the upcoming movie.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 28, 2021
The photo shows Idris Elba as Bloodsport, David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man and Peter Capaldi as The Thinker.
Back on April Fool’s Day, Gunn released the second trailer for the anticipated movie saying, “Although it’s April Fool’s, the only joke here is on the supervillains who agreed to work for Amanda Waller. Brand new #TheSuicideSquad trailer which dropped last night exclusively in theaters! Meet us in theaters August 6!”
He added, “I was firm in not wanting to make two trailers exactly the same. That bugs me when they do that. If we’re going to ask fans to watch TWO, let’s give them a reason to do so, focusing on different aspects of our film.”
I was firm in not wanting to make two trailers exactly the same. That bugs me when they do that. If we're going to ask fans to watch TWO, let's give them a reason to do so, focusing on different aspects of our film. #TheSuicideSquad https://t.co/PUM8vfpwG9
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) April 1, 2021
Meanwhile, the first trailer featured explosions, d*ck jokes and one giant, alien starfish.
Though the trailer started with a rescue mission to save Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) — a damsel, it turns out, in absolutely no distress — the real suicide mission sees the bad guys of Task Force X dropped into the jungles of Corto Maltese on a super-secret, super-dangerous search-and-destroy mission.
“You know the deal: Successfully complete the mission, you get 10 years off your sentence,” the brains behind the operation, Viola Davis‘ Amanda Waller, explains. “You fail to follow my orders in any way, and I detonate the explosive device in the base of your skull.”
Watch “The Suicide Squad”‘s red-band trailer below:
Though the movie shares two thirds its title and a number of characters with 2016’s David Ayer-directed “Suicide Squad”, Team “The Suicide Squad” has been adamant this is its own thing. So much so that when Gunn was asked whether viewers need to see the other one first, he tweeted back, “No, you will be just fine.”
“The Suicide Squad” is in theatres on Aug. 6.