'The Suicide Squad': Release date, spoilers and all about Margot Robbie blockbuster

'The Suicide Squad': Release date, spoilers and all about Margot Robbie blockbuster
Official poster of 'The Suicide Squad' (Warner Bros./DC)

In 2016, everyone was excited when Warner Bros. came out with a crazy movie like ‘Suicide Squad’. The marketing was perfect and trailers blew everyone away. However, when the movie was released, it was exactly the opposite. The critics panned the movie and it went on to become the lowest-rated DC movie ever.

However, David Ayer, director of the movie, said the movie that went out in theaters was much different than what he had made. It was the second time after Zack Snyder, a director was coming forward that WB has made his movie a complete failure. Four years later, WB announced that a new ‘Suicide Squad’ movie will be coming out in 2021 and a new director will helm the project.


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Filmmaker James Gunn was given the responsibility to direct the movie and some new cast members were added to make it look like a completely new project. Titled ‘The Suicide Squad’, the movie will release next month in theaters. Also, they would be praying that WB doesn’t interfere as well.

A lot has been said and written about how the movie came into existence. Fans are rallying behind David Ayer and trying to put pressure on the production giant to ‘Release the Ayer Cut’. But they are excited for the new movie as well and with whatever has been shown to us via trailers it looks like it will be a fun ride for everyone.

Here’s everything we know about the movie.


Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag), Alice Braga (Sol Soria), Daniela Melchior (Ratcatcher 2), Idris Elba (Bloodsport) and John Cena (Peacemaker) in 'The Suicide Squad' (Warner Bros./DC)

Release date and how to watch

‘The Suicide Squad’ is scheduled to hit theaters on August 5. Meanwhile, it will be simultaneously releasing on HBO Max for 31 days. Viewers can download the HBO Max app from Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. HBO Max offers two tiers: one without ads for $14.99 per month and one with ads for $9.99 per month. Unfortunately, the movie will only be available for people who have subscribed to the ad-free tier.

HBO Max is also available on Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Samsung smart TV platforms.



Not a lot has been disclosed about the plot, but the official synopsis reads, “Imprisoned convicts of Belle Reve penitentiary are sent as members of Task Force X to the South American island of Corto Maltese to destroy Jotunheim, a Nazi-era prison, and laboratory which held political prisoners and conducted experiments. During the mission, they come into conflict with Starro, a giant, telepathic alien starfish.”



The film’s star cast includes some of the biggest stars in the world right now. Oscar-nominated star Margot Robbie will reprise the role of Harley Quinn in the movie. Robbie has portrayed the character in two movies prior to the upcoming project. In 2016, she was a part of the original ‘Suicide Squad’ film and came back to portray the character in ‘Birds of Prey’.



Apart from her, the only actors returning for their respective roles are Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), and Viola Davis (Amanda Waller). Meanwhile, the new actor and characters introduced in the movie are Idris Elba (Bloodsport), John Cena (Peacemaker), Alice Braga (Sol Soria), Daniel Melchior (Ratcatcher 2), Sylvester Stallone (King Shark), Pete Davidson (Blackguard), Peter Capaldi (The Thinker), David Dastmalchain (Polka-Dot Man) and Sean Gunn (Weasel).




The movie is based on the characters written by comic-book writer John Ostrander. Meanwhile, the movie is directed and written by James Gunn. The filmmaker is known for making movies like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1’ and ‘Vol. 2’ for Marvel. He was chucked out of Marvel Cinematic Universe for saying something on social media and was immediately hired by WB and DC to direct ‘The Suicide Squad’.

However, Marvel and Gunn sorted out the problems and he will be back in the MCU with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’.



Charles Roven and Peter Safran are producing the film while Lars P. Winther and Simon Hatt serve as co-producers.



The trailer is filled with crazy action as Harley Quinn and the gang get together for another adventure. It has already been revealed that it will be an R-rated movie, so we can expect a lot of blood and over-the-top sequences. Take a look at the trailer here.



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