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The Suicide Squad trailer: The bad guys are back for more

The Suicide Squad
(Image credit: Warner Bros.)

They're back. Well, most of them, anyway. We've got the first trailer for The Suicide Squad — the follow-up to 2016's Suicide Squad. (The "The" is doing a lot of work here).

Some of your old favorites are back. Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang. Viola Davis as Amanda Walker. (Some of your old favorites also are not back.) New this time around? Idris Elba as Bloodsport. John Cena as Peacemaker. Michael Rooker as Savant. Sean Gunn as Weasel. Peter Capaldi as Thinker.

We could go on. (And it's more than a little fun to think of all the actors doing crossover work from other superhero worlds.)

The drill is the same this time around. Complete the mission — and survive — and these ultra bad boys and girls get 10 years off their sentence.

Look for The Suicide Squad to hit HBO Max as it also hits theaters on Aug. 6, 2021.

The red-band trailer is below.

Phil Nickinson

Phil spent his 20s in the newsroom of the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, his 30s on the road for AndroidCentral.com and Mobile Nations, is the Dad part of Modern Dad, and is editor of WhatToWatch.com.