James Gunn Shares New Theatrical Trailer for ‘The Suicide Squad’

This one features more action, new characters, and less blood

James Gunn debuted a second trailer for his upcoming DC film The Suicide Squad less than a week after premiering the R-rated trailer . The clip, the film’s official theatrical trailer, features new footage, including more from King Shark, voiced by Sylvester Stallone.
Although it's April Fool's, the only joke here is on the supervillains who agreed to work for Amanda Waller. Brand new #TheSuicideSquad trailer which dropped last night exclusively in theaters! Meet us in theaters August 6! pic.twitter.com/FwbtANOXEX — James Gunn (@JamesGunn)
“Although it’s April Fool’s, the only joke here is on the supervillains who agreed to work for Amanda Waller,” Gunn wrote on Twitter. “Brand new #TheSuicideSquad trailer which dropped last night exclusively in theaters!”

He added, “I was firm in not wanting to make two trailers exactly the same. That bugs me when they do that. If we’re going to ask fans to watch two, let’s give them a reason to do so, focusing on different aspects of our film.”

The Suicide Squad is DC Comics’ second attempt to adapt the superhero franchise for the big screen, following director David Ayers’ version. The film arrives in theaters and HBO Max on August 6th. It sees the return of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, but also introduces a slew of new actors playing new villains. Many of these characters get the spotlight in the second trailer, which is set to “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” (as opposed to Steely Dan’s “Dirty Work” in the R-rated version). It also gives a good look at T.D.K, played by Nathan Fillion, who is reportedly actually playing Arm Fall Off Boy.

"Now You See Me." Isla Fisher got into difficulty while filming the piranha tank scene. The top of the tank remained opened so that Fisher would be able to swim to the top to get some air, and there was also an emergency lever inside the tank that, if pulled, would alert the crew that she needed help. During one take, Fisher was running out of air, and tried to swim to the top, but the chains on the handcuffs she was wearing got stuck on the bottom of the tank, so she was unable to swim to the top, or pull the lever. She then attempted to alert the crew by hitting the glass of the tank, but since her character is supposed to be panicked and scared in the scene, the crew thought she was acting. She was stuck for three minutes, before the Stunt Coordinator finally realized that something was wrong, after he noticed that her handcuffs were stuck.