Peacemaker wants peace and is willing to kill to achieve it.
A new green band trailer for The Suicide Squad was released in theaters on March 31, and now its director, James Gunn, has shared the footage online. While it has been cleaned up for TV, it still contains the action, humor, and character moments provided in its decidedly gorier red band debut.
Although it's April Fool's, the only joke here is on the supervillains who agreed to work for Amanda Waller. Brand new #TheSuicideSquad trailer which dropped last night exclusively in theaters! Meet us in theaters August 6! pic.twitter.com/FwbtANOXEX— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) April 1, 2021
The Suicide Squad sees a team of crazed villains (some returning from David Ayers' 2016 effort) attempting to complete a deadly covert mission in exchange for reduced prison sentences. Those back for a second time includes Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg) and Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang).
John Cena is one of the new squad members, and once again gets a big comedic spotlight in the trailer. At one point he says that there's nothing like a bloodbath to start the day. When questioned about being the Peacemaker, he claims to cherish peace and is willing to kill as many men, women, and children as he needs to get it.
The WWE Legend is currently filming a Peacemaker series for HBO Max.
Towards the end of the trailer, fans are treated to their first glimpse of Starro, the film's primary adversary. The DC Comics Supervillain is an intelligent alien lifeform who also happens to be shaped like a giant Starfish.
The cast also includes names such as Idris Elba (Bloodsport), David Dastmalchian (Polka-Dot Man), Sylvester Stallone (voicing King Shark), Michael Rooker (Savant), Flula Borg (Javelin), Daniela Melchior (Ratcatcher2), Mayling Ng (Mongal), Sean Gunn (Weasel), Pete Davidson (Blackguard), Peter Capaldi (The Tinkerer), Juan Diego Botto (Presidente General Silvio Luna), Joaquín Cosío (Mayor General Mateo Suarez), Jenn Holland (Emilia Harcourt), Storm Reid (Tyla), Alice Braga (SolSoria) and Nathan Fillion (T.D.K.).
This is Gunn's first feature since 2017's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. He is expected to begin production on a third Guardians film in London later this year.
The Suicide Squad hits theatres and HBO Max on August 6.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Suicide Squad:
“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.”