Gunn unveiled a new The Suicide Squad poster on Thursday and wrote in a caption alongside: “I’ll just drop this here. Did I mention that a trailer is coming tomorrow?” The Suicide Squad’s new poster carries the tagline, “They’re dying to save the world”, which is a tongue-in-cheek reference to their fates. Gunn has previously hinted that most of the new Suicide Squad line-up may not survive till the end of the new DC film, adding: “No character was protected by DC. They gave me carte blanche to do what I wanted. That was one of the things we agreed to before I came to work for them. I wasn’t looking for shock value but I wanted the audience to know anything could happen.”
The Suicide Squad new poster
The Suicide Squad cast
Who all are in this new Suicide Squad line-up, you ask? The Suicide Squad stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Idris Elba as Bloodsport, John Cena as Peacemaker, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Peter Capaldi as Thinker, David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher 2, Michael Rooker as Savant, Alice Braga as Sol Soria, Pete Davidson as Blackguard, Nathan Fillion as T.D.K., Sean Gunn as Weasel, Flula Borg as Javelin, Mayling Ng as Mongal, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller.
Beyond that, we’ve got Storm Reid as Bloodsport’s daughter Tyla, Steve Agee as jail warden and Waller’s aide John Economos, Joaquín Cosío as Corto Maltese major general Mateo Suárez, Juan Diego Botto as Corto Maltese dictator Silvio Luna, Jennifer Holland as Waller’s aide Emilia Harcourt, Suicide Squad comic book writer John Ostrander as Dr. Fitzgibbon, and Tinashe Kajese as Flo Crawley. There are undisclosed roles for Sylvester Stallone, Taika Waititi, and Julio Ruiz.
Gunn is the director and writer on The Suicide Squad. Charles Roven and Peter Safran served as producers. The Suicide Squad is a production of DC Films, Atlas Entertainment, and The Safran Company. Warner Bros. Pictures is the global distributor.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Suicide Squad from Warner Bros.:
Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.
Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.
The Suicide Squad is currently slated to release August 6 in cinemas worldwide. In India, it will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.