We’ve got another trailer for James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad and its chef’s kiss. The beginning focuses heavily on Bloodsport (Idris Elba) and his backstory, as explained by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis). He was in prison after shooting Superman with a kryptonite bullet which resulted in the man of steel ending up in the hospital. Waller decides the way to convince Bloodsport to join the squad is using his daughter Tyla (Storm Reid) as leverage.

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The Suicide Squad trailer then shifts to showcase other members of the team, including Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Polka-Dot Man (David Dastmalchian), Weasel (Sean Gunn) and Peacemaker (John Cena). We get another shot from the scene where Waller is briefing the team on their next mission and learn that it’s called Project Starfish. And no, not the slang term for a butthole. Most likely the giant Starfish monster we saw in the previous trailer. But Peacemaker…I can see how you would think otherwise.

With every new trailer, Gunn’s version of The Suicide Squad looks better and better. It has the action, comedy and emotionally driven scenes we all want to see. You can’t tell me that you didn’t tear up just a little when Bloodsport’s daughter sees him on TV. I know this is going to be a great film. I am a bit worried, though, that with every trailer we see more and more and that in the end, all the good stuff will be in the trailers. But I am holding out that this isn’t the case.

Alongside Elba, Davis, Reid, Robbie, Dastmalchian, Gunn and Cena, The Suicide Squad stars Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Sylvester Stallone (King Shark), Michael Rooker (Savant), Flula Borg (Javelin), Daniela Melchior (Ratcatcher II), Mayling Ng (Mongal), Pete Davidson (Blackguard), Peter Capaldi (The Tinkerer), Juan Diego Botto (Presidente General Silvio Luna), Joaquín Cosío (Mayor General Mateo Suarez), Jennifer Holland (Emilia Harcourt), Alice Braga (SolSoria) and Nathan Fillion (T.D.K.).

The Suicide Squad drops into theaters and on HBO Max on August 6, 2021. We’ve shared the trailer below. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments below and on social media!

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