It has been a long wait but we finally have the first trailer for The Suicide Squad. Amazingly, the teaser revealed A LOT about the upcoming DC Extended Universe flick including its unexpected and totally awesome surprise villain.
The trailer opens with the team heading out to save Harley Quinn but it is revealed that she had actually managed to escape on her own. We then learn why all these crazy people are out of Belle Reve yet again.
Amanda Waller has once again called on Task Force X but decided to include some new characters in the team. Again, these are questionable selections but we're hoping they'll get the job done.
But what is the job in the first place? For now, it's a mystery since even Task Force X themselves are not sure what they're doing in this neck of the woods. However, one thing is certain: They're going to meet a big bad starfish.
At one point, everyone is in the fight when something causes an explosion that makes everybody stare in awe. John Economos, who is watching the whole thing along with Amanda, is delighted by what he sees. "Oh my God, we've got a freaking Kaiju up in this shit," he exclaims.
That Kaiju just happens to be Starro, the first DC comic book supervillain that faced off against the Justice League of America. Starro is an alien with amazing abilities like mind control, regeneration, and energy absorption. And yes, Starro looks just like a giant starfish.
We're loving the idea that The Suicide Squad has a crazy cast of character with an insane villain to match. Needless to say, we can't wait to see this film this August.
The Suicide Squad is directed by James Gunn. The movie will premiere in selected theaters and on HBO Max on August 6.