Suicide Squad 2 Trailer Shows The New Characters In Action
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Latest Suicide Squad 2 Trailer Shows The Characters In Action

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BY April 9, 2021

A new The Suicide Squad trailer dropped April 1st and it included additional footage of the ragtag team of supervillains who once again team up with Amanda Waller. A week ago, the red-band trailer for Suicide Squad 2 was released and fans were introduced to a whole lineup of new characters. And what a lineup! We saw a few of the same characters from the first Suicide Squad, namely Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie once again embodying her complicated history), Amanda Waller, Rick Flag, and Captain Boomerang. We also saw some of the DCEU’s more…unique superheroes e.g. Peacemaker (John Cena, who is my new favorite person due to his hilarious substitute teacher skit), King Shark (voiced by Sylvester Stallone), Bloodsport (Idris Elba), Polka Dot Man (David Dastmalchian), and Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior).

There’s already a lot of buzz around the movie (the red-band trailer got over 150 million views worldwide in the week after it dropped) and given the recent release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the DC Universe is on people’s minds. Director James Gunn was able to introduce audiences to some lesser-known Marvel Universe characters (Star-lord, Groot, Gamora) so there’s definitely the potential for him to do the same for the DC Universe.

So What Did We Learn From The New Trailer?

What the new trailer lacks in violence it more than makes up for in character introductions and their powers. Given that these supervillains will probably not be familiar to a majority of viewers, it was exciting to see the rest of the team in action. (Nathan Fillion as T.D.K. brought back my Firefly fangirl.) There were also better shots of Mongal and Blackguard, and a peek at just what kind of powers Polka Dot Man and Ratcatcher have. Also, we got a closer look at Starro the Conqueror.

While there were lighter moments (King Shark and his need for blood, but also his simplistic joy at watching fish, for example), this second trailer had a decidedly darker tone. Gunn’s movies tend to skew on the humorous side, so we’ll just have to see how The Suicide Squad plays out.

The Suicide Squad debuts in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6, 2021.

What do you think of The Suicide Squad trailer? Are you excited about the new characters? Let us know in the comments below!

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Keilin Huang is a freelance writer that likes the Oxford comma, reading from her neverending pile of books from the library, and Reeses peanut butter cups. She thanks her Dad for introducing her to his Superman comics and probably majored in Journalism because of Lois Lane. Contact her at keilin@comicyears.com.

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