If watching Jared Leto Joker describe the society we live in (sort of) in Zack Snyder's Justice League whet your appetite for more DC villains being (hopefully) somewhat watchable, you're in luck -- On Friday, Warner Bros. dropped a new trailer for their upcoming flick (and notable mulligan) The Suicide Squad – and it actually looks pretty damn fun.
The studio's apparent attempt to atone for their critically panned 2016 flick by a similar name, the trailer, conspicuously sans Jared Leto Joker, is two minutes and 57 seconds of pure comic book chaos, acquainting us with the film's plucky government-assembled team of supervillains ready to take on missions that will probably kill them, including Margot Robbie's iconic Harley Quinn, Idris Elba as James Bo-- sorry, Bloodsport, Sylvester Stallone as King Shark, Michael Rooker as Savan, and a strangely invisible man that some are saying is John Cena as Peacemaker. Joel Kingman's Rick Flag, Viola Davis's Amanda Waller, and Jai Courtney's Captain Boomerang are also featured and set to return as their respective characters.
Starting off in true Suicide Squad fashion, the trailer kicks off with a botched rescue mission, in which Miss Quinzel seemingly materializes behind highly-annoyed Colonel Rick Flag and Bloodsport in the final stages of the countdown for their highly-complex mission.
“You were gonna save me?" she asks Flag, Bloodsport still dangling on the building beside him in his starting position.
“It was a really good plan, too,” Flag quips.
"Well I can go back inside and you can still do it?” she says tearfully.
Thwarted rescue aside, the rest of the trailer is equally bonkers. Like a fever dream materializing as a '70s war movie, the teaser features the gang hitting all of the right, albeit slightly twisted, cliches, walking in slow motion in front of an American flag, King Shark eating alive/ripping in half two separate men, several explosions, and Harley Quinn threatening to kill Peter Capaldi's The Thinker if she learns he has vanity plates or coughs without covering his mouth – in these pandemic-ridden times, who can blame her?
However the final moments of the trailer feature a surprise appearance from another DC villain – none other than Patrick Star's giant and decidedly more evil twin, Starro, in the aquatic bad guy's first live-action big-screen appearance.
So folks, although we'll have to wait until August to figure out what, exactly this all means, in the meantime we can still rewatch the original film in the hopes the next one will be better. No? Fair enough.