Just a couple of days after releasing a big trailer for his next film The Suicide Squad, James Gunn dropped a second for the upcoming supervillain team-up film.
That first trailer featured a bit of gore and profanity that classified it as a red-band trailer, but this new one is a tad bit tamer. This new one features much of the same footage and gags (King Shark’s “Hand!” is just as funny the second time around), but there’s a bit of a look at some of the characters in action that we didn’t see much of that first time around, like The Poka-Dot Man (David Dastmalchian), T.D.K. (Nathan Fillion), and a couple of others.
The film’s a sequel to David Ayers’ 2016 film, Suicide Squad, about a shady government initiative to trade time served for supervillain prisoners for their assistance on dangerous missions, led by Colonel Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman). In that film, Task Force X went up against a demon called Enchantress, who tries to transform all of humanity into monsters.
Ayers didn’t return for this sequel, and instead, Warner Bros. scooped up Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn to take over—the film’s technically a sequel, but it looks as though it’ll stand completely alone, pulling in a bunch of new characters to join a couple of holdovers. In this film, they’ll be headed down to South America to take out a prison that’s been experimenting on prisoners, and along the way, there will be plenty of gun fights, and an appearance by some giant sea creatures to confront them.
The film is slated to hit theaters and HBO Max (it’ll stream for free for subscribers for a month) on August 6th.