THE SUICIDE SQUAD Red X camera featurette has new footage! – James Gunn directs a wacky sequel

THE SUICIDE SQUAD Red X camera featurette has new footage! – James Gunn directs a wacky sequel

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David Ayer’s SUICIDE SQUAD was a moderate success in 2016, but rumored edits and cuts ordered by the studio resulted in a film that felt over-produced and sometimes confusing. The most successful aspect was the introduction of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, the devoted moll to Jared Leto’s Joker. Robbie went on to play the character a second time in HARLEY QUINN AND THE BIRDS OF PREY last year, which did just okay, though some of that could be based on Coronavirus shutting down movie theaters. Now, Robbie is back in the role once again in the SUICIDE SQUAD sequel titled THE SUICIDE SQUAD, and directing chores are now in the hands of James Gunn (Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY movies). She’s joined by an all-star cast that includes Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Michael Rooker, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson, Joaquín Cosio, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Nathan Fillion, Steve Agee, Sean Gunn, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Jennifer Holland, and Tinashe Kajese, Taika Waititi, Sylvester Stallone, and Viola Davis. The newest trailer featurec a lot of footage not seen in the red band or green band trailers we posted previously, but now we have a new featurette in which Gunn discussed the importance of shooting the film on Red X cameras, and contained within is even more new footage. Very excited to see crazy characters like King Shark, Polka-Dot Man, and Weasel realized on the big screen… or small screen, depending on how you see it. THE SUICIDE SQUAD hits theaters and HBOMax on August 6, and I gotta be honest, I can’t wait!

Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.

And in case you missed it, here’s the most recent trailer:

THE SUICIDE SQUAD hits theaters and HBO Max on August 6, 2021

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.