The Suicide Squad's New Trailer Is Finally Coming

By Richard Nebens Updated:
Suicide Squad

Warner Bros. is currently hard at work preparing its planned slate for the DC Extended Universe as fans continue to take in every moment of Zack Snyder's Justice League on HBO Max. The streaming service will also host the franchise's other major release later in the year in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad.

After his marvelous run with the MCU bringing Guardians of the Galaxy to life on the big screen, DCEU fans are hopeful that he can breathe new life into this series' lovable team of misfits and villains. Filming finished for the DCEU's tenth entry finished in the tail end of 2021, but barely any footage has been shown other than from a short HBO Max advertisement, which featured fan-favorite Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.

However, that fact is set to change within the next 24 hours...


DCEU director James Gunn took to Twitter to reveal that the first full trailer for Warner Bros.' The Suicide Squad will debut tomorrow, March 26. He posted the red MPAA image that appears before R-rated trailers with the caption "Tomorrow. Trailer. See you there."

Following the announcement, Gunn tweeted out this poster for the movie featuring Ratcatcher 2, Harley Quinn, Peacemaker, Bloodsport, King Shark, Rick Flagg, and Polkadot Man.

Suicide Squad Poster
The Suicide Squad


This project has been in the works for nearly two years since Gunn initially signed on to direct, which has made the wait for the first full trailer fairly excruciating. However, that should all change going into this weekend as fans get the first full tease from this reboot/sequel combo.

While the focus will largely be on returning villains like Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and Joel Kinnaman's Rick Flagg, plenty of anticipation is building for newcomers like John Cena's Peacemaker and Idris Elba's Bloodsport as well. The hope is that this trailer helps bring the first hints of what will go down in the plot of this movie, but it will be exciting enough just to get the movie's first full trailer.

The red band warning is already helping to hype this massive team-up movie, which will go down the same R-rated path as Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey from 2020. F-bombs and gratuitous violence are sure to come in James Gunn's first effort with the DCEU, which only seems appropriate for the self-proclaimed "worst heroes ever."

The Suicide Squad will premiere in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6, 2021. Fans can see the movie's first trailer coming tomorrow, March 26.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.