Folks, the primary official trailer for The Suicide Squad has arrived and it’s a lot to absorb. We’ve obtained homicidal man-sharks with the voice of Sylvester Stallone. We’ve obtained kaijus. We’ve obtained John Cena‘s really indescribable cephalic vein. We’ve obtained baggage upon baggage of dicks. So for those who’re feeling overwhelmed, we went by your complete trailer body by body, picture by picture for a whole breakdown of the insanity that awaits in James Gunn‘s R-rated DC Comics free-for-all.
Let’s dive proper in.
Right off the bat, we’re launched to the visible type Gunn goes for, a rapid-fire, quick-cut banter-thon acquainted to most heist motion pictures. For unclear causes, each member of the Squad current is dressed like they’re weekending in Boca Raton, together with Cena’s Peacemaker in a Lacoste polo that’s placing up a valiant however futile effort in opposition to the person’s sheer width.
Harley Quinn has been taken, and at the very least a couple of members of the crew—Flagg, Peacemaker, King Shark, Polka Dot Man, and Bloodsport, for certain—are going sans-costumes to avoid wasting her. I spotlight the above image of Rick Flagg particularly as a result of he seems to have the phrase “skwad” tattooed on his bicep, which is deeply hilarious.
Our first shot of Harley within the trailer, with Margot Robbie rocking a very iconic, blood-stained pink lewk. Harley has, after all, already saved herself. Kinnaman’s supply of “it was a super good plan, too” suggests my dude goes to get to play one thing aside from “wooden plank stare” and that is factor.
The trailer begins to introduce extra of the brand new characters who will spherical out this up to date Squad, beginning with Gunn common Michael Rooker as Savant. Typically a Batman villain, Savant suffers from a chemical imbalance in his mind that causes him to expertise time non-linearly. This doesn’t clarify the hair.
A fast shot of SNL‘s Pete Davidson as Blackguard. His actual title is Dick Hertz. He’s obtained bathroom paper caught to his Crocs. He is completely going to die in spectacular trend earlier than the 40-minute mark.
Sean Gunn, who supplies the mo-cap efficiency for Rocket Racoon in his brother’s Guardians of the Galaxy movies, is working his magic as soon as once more as Weasel, seen right here going to city on a glass window. Weasel is a kind of traditional comedian e-book conditions the place he began out as only a man in a themed costume and, over time, became a literal monster.
The deal Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) affords this new Task Force X is identical because it’s at all times been. They get a bomb implanted of their heads and a profitable mission equals ten years off their sentence, a failure to comply with orders equals an exploding head. We all keep in mind what occurred to candy, beloved Slipknot (Adam Beach) in Suicide Squad. Of course you keep in mind Slipknot. He might climb something!
This shot showcases various new characters that in any other case get no play in any respect, which doesn’t bode effectively for his or her survival odds. Most notably, there may be Flula Borg as Javelin (fourth from the left) and Mayling Ng as Mongal (third from the left).
If you hear mass celebrations pouring out into the streets proper now, that is as a result of Jai Courtney has returned as Captain Boomerang. The actor reassured us Boomerang is the “same shitbag liability” he was within the first movie and we couldn’t be happier.
The man you see having fun with a pleasant, chilly Pibb Xtra is Nathan Fillion as an authentic character often known as T.D.Ok. I’m, one way or the other, nonetheless not allowed to say what T.D.Ok. stands for, however it is rather humorous, and I can solely counsel studying up on the exploits of the DC villain Arm-Fall-Off-Boy.
Surprise! King Shark—a person who can be a shark but in addition royalty beneath the ocean—is voiced by Sylvester Stallone. Rocky Balboa, within the physique of a shark monster, says “nom nom” and eats a person’s head. This is cinema.
Thanks to behind-the-scenes footage, we all know Steve Agee is doing all of the motion-capture for King Shark, however he is additionally enjoying John Economos, who seems to be Amanda Waller’s tech man. The incontrovertible fact that he isn’t sporting a Dennis Nedry-style Hawaiian shirt is legal.
During what seems to be a Task Force X orientation, we get a pleasant glimpse on the personalities of some new characters, in addition to the staff dynamic. King Shark could be very distracted by his hand. Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior)—an authentic character, however one with ties to Batman villain Ratcatcher—is sort’ve simply vibing, regardless of being within the room with a dozen murderers. Polka-Dot Man (David Dastmalchian) is deeply depressed and desires to die. I one way or the other relate to all of them.
The trailer’s first clear take a look at Peter Capaldi as The Thinker, who would not appear to be part of the staff, per se, however an unwilling asset in no matter mission the Squad is assigned. There’s been 4 completely different Thinkers throughout DC comics historical past, however all of them have two issues in frequent. 1) They put on a high-tech piece of expertise referred to as “The Thinking Cap” that grants them superhuman intelligence and telekinetic powers, and 2) They are raging assholes who betray everybody they’ve ever labored with.
At some level on this movie, the Suicide Squad goes to interrupt it the hell down in a membership. Polka-Dot Man is completely dwelling and you like to see it.
Our solely shot of Alice Braga as Sol Soria, chief of the resistance on the island of Corto Maltese who helps Task Force X. She’s obtained a gun!
Either Harley Quinn has a private blood vendetta in opposition to one explicit florist or we’re seeing inside the pinnacle of Gotham’s maddest vigilante, considered one of colour and chaos.
“Don’t worry, I’m going to get you out of here alive.”
“I’m going to get you out of here alive.”
There’s at all times going to be a gentle coronary heart on the middle of James Gunn’s madcap superhero team-ups, and I feel it is a glimpse at The Suicide Squad‘s prime instance. There’s an actual found-family sweetness to the trade between Elba’s Bloodsport and Melchior’s Ratcatcher 2.
(This additionally means considered one of them is unquestionably going to die.)
So The Suicide Squad is just not solely a superhero warfare heist, it is also a dang monster film. Tear your eyes away from King Shark’s grubby little bathing go well with lengthy sufficient and you may see a monstrous beast—”a freaking kaiju,” says Agee—erupt from beneath the tower that appears to be on the middle of The Suicide Squad’s plot. Also! Look at that third image of Harley and you may discover A) She’s holding a javelin, and B) Javelin is nowhere in sight.
That big monster is, in reality, an enormous starfish, which might solely imply one factor: The deeply unusual DC villain often known as Starro. Created all the best way again in 1960, Starro is a large alien lifeform who is ready to produce tens of millions of miniature variations of itself, which connect themselves to human minds and render them slaves to Starro.
With the position of King Shark taken, I’m satisfied, satisfied that Taika Waititi—who was on the unique solid announcement and fully absent from this trailer—is the voice of Starro. Obviously, this will likely be unbelievable.
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Giving us main Chris Rock in ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ vibes.
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