The Suicide Squad will not be for kids.
The James Gunn-directed standalone sequel will be rated R for “strong violence and gore, language throughout, some sexual reference, drug use and brief graphic nudity.”
The film stars returning Margot Robbie, Joel Kinneman, Jai Courtney and Viola Davis as Harley Quinn, Rick Flagg, Captain Boomerang and Amanda Waller, respectively. They are joined by Edris Elba as Bloodsport, Peter Capaldi as The Thinker, John Cena as The Peaceamker, David Datmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, and Sylvestor Stallone as the voice of King Shark. Other cast members include Michael Rooker, Alice Braga, Nathan Fillion, Daniela Melchior, and Mayling Ng. Originally, Elba was to be Will Smith’s replacement as Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot, but his character was then changed to allow Smith to reprise the role in the future. However, Bloodsport will have a similar situation to Deadshot, a single father trying to use Task Force X membership to reunite with his daughter, Lyla.
Robbie is the only member of the cast to have portrayed her character for the third time now in a DC film. Following Suicide Squad, she then reprised the role of Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
Here is the official synopsis:
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.
The Suicide Squad is set to debut on HBO Max in January 2022. Here is the provided trailer.