The new trailer has dropped for Warner Bros. The Suicide Squad, and it’s gotten nearly 100,000 views in its first few hours. Take a peek, and tell us what you think.

Warning: this trailer has enough graphic gore and rough language to bother some people. It’s called the “red band” trailer for a reason.

The Suicide Squad: they’re armed. They’re dangerous. And (we hope) they’re on our side. They’re “mad, bad, and dangerous to know.”

The Suicide Squad consists of supervillains and a few vigilante-ish superheroes who have been “recruited” to work for the good guys, on missions to dangerous to risk Superman or Wonder Woman. Recruit is too kind a word, if they disobey orders or try to escape, they will be killed via a small explosive injected into the base of their skulls.

There is so much to love about this one. Director James Gunn is bringing the goods – think of it as an R-rated Guardians of the Galaxy. DC Comics has introduced its share of bizarre villain types, and The Suicide Squad has them on tap. There’s King Shark (who, in the trailer, eats a guy after saying “nom-nom” – we are so here for that), Deadshot, Harley Quinn of course, and the mentally disturbed Peacemaker – and an intriguing character named the Polkadot Man, whose suit is covered with colored dots, each of which becomes some kind of dot-based superweapon when deployed, James Gunn even does a cameo role, playing Weasel.

The all-star cast includes Margot Robbie as Harley Quin, Rocky‘s Sylvester Stallone as the voice of King Shark, Michael Rooker (Yondu Udonta in Guardians of the Galaxy) as Savant, Idris Elba (Heimdall in the Thor movies) as Bloodsport, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney (Eric in Divergent, Kyle Reese in Terminator Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, Alice Braga (Anna in I Am Legend, Frey in Elysium) as SolSoria, John Cena (voice of Yoshi the polar bear in Dolittle, Agent Burns in Bumblee) as Peacemaker, Nathan Fillion (Mal Reynolds in Firefly) as T.D.K., David Dastmalchian (Abra Kadabra in The Flash TV show, Piter de Vries in Dune) as the Polka-Dot Man, and James Gunn (Sammy Capulet in Tromeo and Juliet, Kraglin in Guardians of the Galaxy) is Weasel. Viola Davis (Hannah Crane in Century City, Dr. Barton in The Andromeda Strain) reprises her role as Amanda Waller, the tough as nails director of this top secret project in applied felon rehabilitation.

The Suicide Squad, the sequel to the popular Suicide Squad movie in 2016, will be released in US theaters on August 6, 2021. Foreign release dates may vary.


Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress ”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.