It's no secret that The Suicide Squad is one of the most anticipated DCEU movies this year, and the excitement dialed up even further when the official trailer arrived. Directed by James Gunn, the semi-reboot/hybrid sequel will reunite some of the original stars from David Ayer's Suicide Squad alongside newcomers like John Cena's Peacemaker, Idris Elba's Bloodsport, and Sylvester Stallone's King Shark.
So far, the trailers established that Task Force X will be divided into two teams, but details about the split are still being kept under wraps. Despite that, this division essentially explains why the film has such a stacked ensemble of stars, and it will be interesting to see how Gunn will balance everyone in the narrative.
The marketing for The Suicide Squad has ramped up in recent weeks, as evidenced by the emergence of TV spots and posters. Now, another piece of promotional material has surfaced to excite fans.
A STUNNING LOOK AT TASK FORCE X
A new promotional poster for The Suicide Squad was unveiled from an official piece of merchandise from the DC Comics Shop.
The image shows the main Squad that was featured in the trailers, which includes the likes of Harley Quinn, King Shark, Peacemaker, Bloodsport, and Rick Flag.
TASK FORCE X'S MASSIVE ENSEMBLE
The poster should serve as a reminder of the rotating roster of characters in The Suicide Squad. Given the huge number of villains (anti-heroes?) involved, it makes sense for the film's promotion to rely heavily on the different DC characters that will be featured. It could also serve as a marketing ploy to misdirect fans on which member will be included in a particular team.
At this stage, it's quite apparent that the colorful cast of characters will be the main selling point of The Suicide Squad. The collection of villains that Gunn assembled for the film is an intriguing bunch, and the trailer proved that the team will not be united at first.
Still, part of the fun of gathering characters that have unique personalities is the idea that they need to work together against a common threat. It looks like the team will need to develop the needed chemistry quickly so that they can defeat the combined might of Starro the Conqueror and the military force of Corto Maltese.
The main premise of The Suicide Squad is that no one is entirely safe from the mission, meaning that the film will have an insane body count when the credits roll. Despite that, it's reasonable to assume that there will still be heartfelt moments in the standalone sequel, and this will essentially make any death a hard pill to swallow.
All in all, James Gunn's first DCEU outing is shaping up to be an emotionally driven yet action-packed film in the franchise.
The Suicide Squad is set to debut in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6, 2021.