The suicide squad meets a new friend.Gif: Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. has just given the world a new, expanded look James Gunns The suicide squad. Who could have guessed that a movie with a Throw so big Would a beefy trailer break down?

Just based on The Suicide Squad’s use of Steely Dan’s “Dirty Work” in the new trailer, you can instantly get the very specific energy from James Gunn that Warner Bros. relies on to wow everyone Margot Robbie Harley Quinn reunites with Amanda Waller of Viola Davis and Rick Flagg of Joel Kinnaman in a reboot that definitely disguises itself as a “non-sequel”.

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It is in the finer details, however, that you can see how Gunn plans to mix these characters with a ton of new faces for a deadly mission that will leave more than a few of them dead when things are over. While we knew The Suicide Squad would bring a bunch of classic DC villains to the big screen in new incarnations, in the early footage of the trailer it’s interesting to see how this team’s dynamics seem far more collaborative than they are in David Ayer’s film .

The team is preparing to get Harley. Gif: Warner Bros.

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After Harley is distracted in a way that could jeopardize her mission, Peacemaker (John Cena), Polka-Dot Man (David Dastmalchian), Thinker (Peter Capaldi), King Shark (Steve Agee and Sylvester Stallone), and Bloodsport (Idris Elba )) change their plans a little to find their colleague. What’s worth noting here is that Bloodsport has been found to aim to point out one of the teams that Waller oversees while another made up of Javelin (Flula Borg), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Blackguard (Pete Davidson) and Monga ( Mayling Ng), Weasel (Sean Gunn), TDK (Nathan Fillion) and Savant (Michael Rooker) are working on something else.

not definedHarley laments that everyone showed up too late to save her after taking matters into her own hands. Screenshot: Warner Bros.

It is No wonder Harley shows up early Given the importance of character in the larger Warner Bros. and DC portfolio and the fact that Robbie has consistently been one of the brighter lights in what we call “DCEU. “Where the first Suicide Squad movie was about the team rescuing Amanda Waller, the mission they are presented with sends them to Corto Maltese, where Harley is apparently almost left behind, but only because she’s the goddamn Harley of Quinn . She’s back in her classic black and red motif and at some point will be wearing both a dress and a more combat-ready costume reminiscent of her appearances in the Injustice games.

Savant, Blackguard and Weasel in jail.Gif: Warner Bros.

While the trailer doesn’t go into detail about why Waller is leading multiple teams at once, or whether The Suicide Squad will simply see the team fall before the other gets in the picture, it takes a moment to remind you of what this whole endeavor is Over. Waller explains that any of the criminals she types to become part of her task force disobey her orders and will kill her instantly. As dangerous as Savant, Blackguard, and Weasel are, Waller’s offer (presumably for time out from their sentences) obviously has some value.

Captain Boomerang, TDK and Blackguard are getting ready to go somewhere. Gif: Warner Bros.

It’s also important to keep in mind that Warner Bros. James Gunn more or less gave free reign to kill characters at his discretion. Such cheesy sequences give the impression that Captain Boomerang, TDK and Blackguard are on the chopping block. However, boomerangs can be useful, especially for characters who may have a future Warner Bros. ‘ upcoming flash movie Depending on which direction the studio decides.

Harley launches a rocket and King Shark has a snack. Gif: Warner Bros.

As delightful as it is to have Harley fun while having different fashionable (and practical) styles at the same time, fans will probably be most excited when The Suicide Squad takes up DC Comics’ King Shark (who previously appeared on the site) CW is the lightning bolt), a massive, if feeble-minded, bully who likes to eat people and ask simple questions.

The squad receives a briefing from Waller.Gif: Warner Bros.

Just as King Shark can be played for laughs, the trailer also reveals that part of the movie’s lightness comes from the team’s gallows humor that connects at least some of them in carrying out Waller’s orders. As dangerous as the talking man shark is, neither Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior) nor Polka-Dot Man seem particularly concerned about being in his presence because the real threat is that they have been brought together.

not definedThe thinker is being interrogated. Screenshot: Warner Bros.

Like the Thinker (doctor who is Peter Capaldi) – also another DC character who appeared on The Lightning TV series – fits into that story is one of the more interesting questions the trailer raises. He seems to cross with Harley and Co. While they’re already in the middle of a mission, he shouldn’t be part of it. Your questioning of him is likely everything for the show as the newly-installed Maltese government of Corto, which shoots the first time it finds out that foreigners have invaded their country, is in the majority.

not definedPeacemaker ponders his willingness to eat cock for freedom. Screenshot: Warner Bros.

Apparently, cock eating jokes are back. This supposedly connects some people as they wander through lush tropical jungles in countries amid political upheaval.

King Shark pulls himself into a bat. Gif: Warner Bros.

Despite all the chaos in their lives, most of the squad will still manage to find time to celebrate and have just enough time to make up for the blood and death of the film. Some of these are supplied by characters like Harley – in some formidable action sequences in the spotlight – others by King Shark. Ok, maybe a lot from King Shark. The rain is a nice touch as it tears apart a poor gang.

But surprisingly, the fish-human hybrid isn’t really the trailer’s highlight.

not definedStarro greets the world while Belle Reve’s overseer watches. Screenshot: Warner Bros.

There’s always a reason Amanda Waller brings criminals together to do their dirty work for them, and from the looks on all of their faces, she hasn’t mentioned that they might encounter a massive alien starfish on their journey.

How connected Warner Bros. was has always been a little doubtful. ‘Suicide Squad movies are destined for the rest of its live-action DC projects, but the Suicide Squad’s ferocity is unlikely to have a material impact on the studio’s other functions where these characters might appear, and frankly, that’s probably for the best. Judging by what the studio dropped today, it wants The Suicide Squad to be a ridiculous, fun, raging movie that will make you forget what came before it in hopes of a better cinematic future.

The Suicide Squad hits theaters and HBO Max on August 6.

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