The second official trailer for the upcoming DC Extended Universe film The Suicide Squad has been released. The Suicide Squad was written and directed by James Gunn and serves as a stand-alone sequel/soft reboot of the original Suicide Squad film from 2016 directed by David Ayer. Unlike the first film, The Suicide Squad will have an R rating and almost an entirely new cast, with only Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman and Viola Davis returning as their characters from the first movie. After the first preview was released as a red-band trailer, a second PG-13 style trailer was released.

The trailer opens with narration from the Thinker (Peter Capaldi) while footage of the main characters, particularly Bloodsport (Idris Elba), Peacemaker (John Cena), King Shark (voiced by Sylvester Stallone), Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior) and Harley Quinn is seen. The Thinker states that supervillains are really nothing but sad souls in costumes who want people to think they are dark and deep while they live their lives as a punchline. He then states that it would only take one blessed act of rebellion for them to restore their dignity in its entirety. The song “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” by Steam starts to play as the trailer cuts to Amanda Waller explaining to the new Suicide Squad that if they complete their mission, they will get ten years off their prison sentences. However, if they fail to follow her orders in any way she will detonate the bombs in their heads. Colonel Rick Flag then states to Savant (Michael Rooker) that whether he likes it or not, the Suicide Squad members will be his brothers and sisters for the next few days. Waller asks if they have any questions, to which King Shark raises his hand. Waller patronizes the creature while Bloodsport states that they are all gonna die. Polka-Dot Man (David Dastmalchian) says that he hopes so, much to Bloodsport’s annoyance.

The music soon picks up as several action scenes are shown. The Thinker states that what they are doing is suicide to which Flag states that suicide is kind of their thing. During one brief action scene, TDK (Nathan Fillion) is shown removing his arms while still being able to use them, which is shown to confuse Savant, Flag and especially Harley. Peacemaker eagerly states that a bloodbath is a great way to start the day. Ratcatcher 2 asks why he is called Peacemaker to which the villain replies that he cherishes peace with all his heart and does not care how many men, women and children he has to kill to get it. Ratcatcher jokes that she thought Polka-Dot man was the crazy one, who replies that he is. The slogan “They’re dying to save the world” appears as Flag, Bloodsport and Harley interrogate the Thinker. Flag and Bloodsport state that if they fail at the mission or if the Thinker gives them any false information, he dies. Harley also adds that if he has personalized license plates, he will die only to be silenced by an annoyed Colonel Flag. Towards the end of the trailer, the villain Starro bursts out of the ground and prepares to face the squad, much to their horror and confusion.

The Suicide Squad will simultaneously be released in theaters and on the streaming service HBO Max on August 16.

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