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DC FanDome: The Suicide Squad Characters Revealed In New Teaser And Behind The Scenes Reel

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BY August 23, 2020
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The DC FanDome virtual fan event has been an immense success. The event hosted many different panels of DC Comics properties from film and television. While panels like The Batman revealed the stunning first footage of the new dramatic Batman movie, others were more fun-filled and goofy. The Suicide Squad official teaser trailer came out during its FanDome panel hosted by director James Gunn. Also we got a behind the scenes sneak peek which was just as much fun as the panel itself. 

James Guns Reveals First The Suicide Squad Official Teaser Trailer

The panel for The Suicide Squad at DC FanDome kicked off with writer/director James Gunn answering some fan questions from around the world. He then revealed the first The Suicide Squad official teaser trailer that introduced all the known cast members, and also their characters. The teaser titled ‘Roll Call’ shows images of the actor in their characters’ full costume, along with their individual logos and names. Despite the cast list being official for months, this is the first time we have confirmation of who each actor will play in the newly rebooted The Suicide Squad. 

First and foremost, The Suicide Squad official teaser trailer confirms the return of Joel Kinnaman, Magot Robbie, Viola Davis, and Jai Courtney as Rick Flagg, Harley Quinn, Amanda Waller, and Captain Boomerang respectively. The cast from David Ayer’s Suicide Squad reprise their roles in the Gunn written and directed sequel. Their inclusion makes the new movie more like a sequel than a reboot, but how the events of the last movie will be a part of the new movie is still a mystery. 

All The New Faces Of The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad official teaser trailer cast. Image via Screen Grab.

Along with the returning cast members the official teaser also reveals the new characters for the movie. Idris Elba is Bloodsport, who everyone thought was replacing Will Smith as Deadshot. Long-time friends of James Gunn who are in almost all his movies such as Michael Rooker, Nathan Fillion, and brother Sean Gunn play Savant, T.D.K., and Weasel, respectively. 

Funny man Flula Borg is Javelin, while David Dastmachian plays Polka-Dot Man. Daniela Melchior plays Ratcatcher 2, although I doubt that the status of Ratcatcher 1 is a major plot point in the new movie. Mayling Ng is Mongal with Peter Capaldi as Thinker and John Cena as Peacemaker. And lastly, Comedian Pete Davidson plays Blackguard. It’s a massive cast, but how many of them make it to the end is still up for debate. 

The Suicide Squad Panel AT DC FanDome Had A Lot Of Fun

The panel for The Suicide Squad at DC FanDome was probably one of the most fun. After introducing the cast, Gunn played a friendly game of trivia, with the cast breaking off into two teams, one led by Kinnaman and the other by Davis. The very casual competition saw the teams square off in their knowledge of Suicide Squad comic book facts. But it’s the random side conversations, put-downs, and general hilarity that made the panel so very enjoyable. If this amazing chemistry between the cast and director translates onto the screen, then The Suicide Squad will be an incredibly fun experience. 

After the teaser, Gunn ended the trailer with a behind the scenes reel of the filming of the movie. The takeaways from the video are how much Gunn praises the cast and how much the cast praises him. One of the producers of the movie describes the film like a 70’s gritty war movie which is an interesting reveal into the film’s setting. It’s actually great to see the actors in costume and in motion, even if it’s behind the scenes, which is actually the next best thing to a trailer. 

The Suicide Squad opens in theatres on August 6, 2021. 

So what did you think of The Suicide Squad official teaser trailer? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Shah Shahid is an entertainment writer, movie critic (so he thinks), host of the Split Screen Podcast (on Apple Podcasts & everywhere else) and filmy father on a mission to educate his girls on decades of film history. Armed with uncontrollable sarcasm and cautious optimism, Shah loves discussing film, television and comic book content until his wife’s eyes glaze over. So save her by engaging him on his own blog at BlankPageBeatdown.com or on Twitter @theshahshahid.

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