THE SUICIDE SQUAD: 5 Biggest Reveals In The New Trailer For James Gunn's First DC Comics Movie

THE SUICIDE SQUAD: 5 Biggest Reveals In The New Trailer For James Gunn's First DC Comics Movie

On Friday, Warner Bros. released the first trailer for The Suicide Squad, and it featured plenty of big hints about what to expect from James Gunn's first foray into the DC Universe. These are the biggest!

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By JoshWilding - Mar 29, 2021 08:03 AM EST
Filed Under: The Suicide Squad

Understandably, there's a huge amount of excitement surrounding James Gunn's take on Task Force X in The Suicide Squad, and if that crazy first trailer was any indication, it's going to be an absolute riot.

It certainly looks pretty different to David Ayer's take back in 2016, and while we got to see some footage from this reboot/sequel last year, it was this sneak peek which really pulled back the curtain on what to expect. There were some big reveals in the teaser, relating to both the characters and story.

Now, we're taking a closer look at five of the biggest, some of which we're willing to bet you missed! 

So, to take a look through these new details about The Suicide Squad, but the "Next" button below.
 

5. Where's The Other Team?

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Like the character posters, the first trailer for The Suicide Squad focuses primarily on a team comprised of Rick Flag, Harley Quinn, Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Polka-Dot Man, Ratcatcher 2, and King Shark. However, we catch a glimpse of another Task Force X at one point in this sneak peek. 

That team is made up of Captain Boomerang, Savant, Blackguard, Javelin, Mongal, T.D.K., and Weasel. 

While Flag is shown with them, something tells us this is probably the team that gets sent in and wiped out by the movie's big bad (with Rick being the only survivor). That's one theory, anyway, though it's also possible the opposite could happen! We'll have to wait and see, but hope they get more than cameos.
 

4. Harley Quinn's New Status Quo

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At the end of Birds of Prey, Harley Quinn had seemingly embraced her newfound status as an anti-hero.

It felt like a natural progression for the character (similar to her comic book counterpart), and regardless of your thoughts on that team-up, it was intriguing to wonder where Harley and Cassandra Cain might go next. Well, the former clearly did something to wind up back in Amanda Waller's clutches, and a closer look at her rap sheet might explain what: it seems Harley is now a vigilante!

We're sure she has a unique way of fighting crime, but this is a cool direction to take the character in. It should also go some way in changing how Harley is perceived by her teammates here. We're also loving her new tattoo which reads "Property of No one" after her breakup with The Joker.
 

3. An Unexpected Villain

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One of The Suicide Squad trailer's biggest reveals comes when we learn that Thinker isn't actually part of the team. Instead, it looks a lot like he's someone they pick up along the way.

Clearly, he has intel that is important to Task Force X's mission, and if he messes them around...well, they're clearly not going to hesitate to kill the villain. If we had to hazard a guess, Thinker is somehow tied to whatever is going on with the movie's apparent big bad (we'll get to him). It's an interesting and intriguing twist, that's for sure.

There's definitely more to this than meets the eye, but we'll have to wait and see how it all pans out. 
 

2. Romance For Bloodsport And Ratcatcher 2

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Now, it's entirely possible that this will be a brother/sister or father/daughter type dynamic in the movie, but the trailer definitely drops some intriguing hints about Bloodsport and Ratcatcher 2's relationship.

We're not sure why he's promising to get her out of there alive, but given Amanda Waller's duplicitous nature, perhaps Ratcatcher 2 doesn't deserve to be forced into action as part of Task Force X?

Say what you will about 2016's Suicide Squad, but the bonds developed between the characters definitely helped elevate the story. Given how many times James Gunn has tugged on our heartstrings with his Guardians of the Galaxy movies, don't be surprised if he does the same here too!
 

1. Starro

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We suspected this might be the case, but the trailer for The Suicide Squad finally confirms that Task Force X will be facing off with classic Justice League villain, Starro. It's an unexpected, awesome choice of big bad, and one which should ensure we get a massive, action-packed final battle. 

In the comics, Starro is a planet conquering warlord who has enslaved numerous galaxies thanks to his link with the Star Conquerors, and while it looks like he's being held captive here (likely so he can be used as a weapon by a shady South American government), we fully expect him to try and enact a similar plan when unleashed. That should be really fun to watch play out.

Gunn has confirmed that Taika Waititi isn't voicing Starro, so it seems that's being kept a surprise for now.
 

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GhostDog
GhostDog - 3/29/2021, 8:03 AM
Romance For Bloodsport And Ratcatcher 2

tylerzero
tylerzero - 3/29/2021, 8:13 AM
Ah, it didn't occur to me that there would potentially be two separate teams.
JohnnyTBP
JohnnyTBP - 3/29/2021, 8:18 AM
E4Nigma
E4Nigma - 3/29/2021, 8:23 AM
I really like this Harley. Gunn knows how to write her.
KWilly
KWilly - 3/29/2021, 8:25 AM
Lol, Starro's leg reminds me of a gummy worm.



bkmeijer2
bkmeijer2 - 3/29/2021, 8:30 AM
''That team is made up of Captain Boomerang, Savant, Blackguard, Javelin, Mongal, T.D.K., and Weasel.''

I think that team is most likely gonna die. Aside from Boomerang, I already expected the other to die anyway, so this wouldn't come as a surprise.

As for Ratcatcher 2, I think a father/daughter dynamic would fit better, since I expect the movie to revolve around her being that Nazi dictator's daughter.
Moriakum
Moriakum - 3/29/2021, 8:50 AM
I know I'm on the minority here, but this trailer made absolutely nothing for me. Maybe the movie can surprise me!
ModHaterSLADE
ModHaterSLADE - 3/29/2021, 8:55 AM
Hope Boomerang makes it. He was one of the best parts of the first movie.
Origame
Origame - 3/29/2021, 9:31 AM
@ModHaterSLADE - I liked how he tricked another squad member into essentially suicide to see if the bombs were real.
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