Review of The Suicide Squad Featurette Highlights Its Not-So-Heroic Team 

Daljit Kalsi

Warner Bros. Pictures has released another behind-the-scenes featurette for James Gunn’s highly-anticipated DC film The Suicide Squad, offering some new bits of footage. The film is currently slated to arrive in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6.

The video features interviews by Gunn and the main cast including Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, and more as they described each member of the anti-hero team. In addition to highlighting its action-packed sequences, Gunn also went on to talk about the film’s emotional depth and special character moments. The video also teases the appearances of other DC villains including Calendar Man and Double Down as well as Ratcatcher 2’s rat companion.

Check out the new The Suicide Squad featurette in the player below.

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The ensemble roster for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad includes the return of DCEU alums Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, and Viola Davis, who are respectively reprising their roles as Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Rick Flag, and Amanda Waller from the 2016 David Ayer-directed film.

Welcome to hell — a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin, and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.

Joining the returning characters are Idris Elba, John Cena,  Peter Capaldi, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Michael Rooker, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson, Joaquín Cosio, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Nathan Fillion, Sean Gunn, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Jennifer Holland, Tinashe Kajese, Sylvester Stallone, Steve Agee, and Taika Waititi.

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Based on characters from DC, The Suicide Squad is written and directed by James Gunn. It is being produced by Charles Roven and Peter Safran. Executive producers are Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo, Nikolas Korda, and Richard Suckle.

Gunn is also currently working on an HBO Max spinoff series of the upcoming film, which will center around John Cena’s Peacemaker. Production on the project recently wrapped.

Recommended Reading: Suicide Squad Vol. 1: Trial by Fire

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