James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is arguably one of the most anticipated films of the summer, and the team at Warner Brothers are working their magic to make sure they build up a good amount of hype leading up to the film’s release. Over the past year, various trailers have dropped for The Suicide Squad. And with each new trailer, we get a bit more insight into the characters and the type of humor that one can expect from the film as a whole. I was lucky enough to catch the trailer, which seems to be randomly popping up on YouTube channels throughout the morning, surprising fans.
While I want to keep the trailer as a whole a surprise for all the Suicide Squad fans out there, I will give you a little bit of a sneak peek as to what one can expect from this trailer.
The trailer’s opening has a much more serious tone compared to the other trailers that we’ve seen thus far. The trailer opens on Idris Elba’s Bloodsport, conversing with Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller about his past. It also ties into his broken relationship with his daughter.
The darker tone continues throughout the trailer, but if you are a fan of James Gunn, you know that he adds some comedic moments to mix things up. In one scene, Amanda talks to Suicide Squad about their upcoming mission, and John Cena’s Peacemaker raises his hand to ask a question, and he jokes about the name of the project, which is Starfish.
The closing scenes in the trailer are very much driven by action mixed with drama. The trailer leads you to believe that the film’s story will focus a lot on Bloodsport who will serve as the lead character amongst the Suicide Squad. The action in the trailer’s final 15 seconds looks pretty damn terrific, and again, Gunn makes the action set pieces his own by using many colors mixed with over-the-top violence.
And yes, for all those King Shark fans, there is a little glimpse at his character at the end of the trailer. I don’t want to spoil it, but his scene is, in my opinion, the most humorous of all the scenes in this new trailer.
Below are some still images from the trailer, which will debut online sometime soon. Be sure to check this post for any updates, including the trailer, which will be posted as soon as it is dropped. The Suicide Squad is scheduled to hit theaters and HBO Max on Friday, August 6, 2021