New Suicide Squad trailer quietly slips on to YouTube preroll

A brand-new trailer for James Gunn’s upcoming DC comics film The Suicide Team has actually gotten here — however seeing it is essentially live roulette. Rather of launching the larger take a look at the film on traditional channels, Warner Bros. debuted the area by means of YouTube preroll advertisements. A main variation has yet to be submitted to any DC or WB channel. The only method to see it? View YouTube videos without intuitively striking “Skip Ad.” (We suggest the Polygon kind.)

Whereas the very first teaser bent the movie’s R-rated status with profane lunacy, the complete trailer for The Suicide Team broadens on the comic bookiness of all of it. The brand-new video begins by presenting Idris Elba’s character Bloodsport, who seemingly put “Superman in the ICU with a kryptonite bullet.” Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller define why she requires a(other) group of bad guys: Something has actually gone crazy with “Project Starfish,” and now a huge spore-firing beast is on the attack. The genuine delight of the make over is a prolonged riff on Weasel, the humanoid weasel. “He’s harmless” states Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flag. “Well, he’s not harmless, he’s killed 27 children…”

The Suicide Team is based upon the long-running, in some cases commemorated comic title from DC, and a loose follow-up to David Ayer’s 2016 movie Suicide Team. Though a success, the sour taste of the “Snyderverse” left the possibility of a Suicide Team 2 in jeopardy, with Warner Bros. rather deciding to spin off Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn into Birds of Victim. But when James Gunn was briefly taken off his Guardians of the Galaxy films by Marvel, due to some insensitive jokes and a campaign led by right-wing commentators, WB jumped at the chance to enlist the director to helm a soft reboot. Gunn was later reinstated as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3, making him a central figure in the brokering of peace between DC and Marvel fans.

The Suicide Team strikes theaters and HBO Max on Aug. 6. We’ll upgrade this post when or if a main variation of the trailer appears. In the meantime, here’s a batch of brand-new images likewise launched with the under-the-radar trailer.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.