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The Suicide Squad is astir here.

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The trailers got america primed for an absurd, convulsive and signature James Gunn adventure, and now The Suicide Squad is yet closing in. The DC movie astir a radical of convicts who instrumentality connected a suicidal ngo arrives connected Friday, Aug. 5, a time earlier than expected connected the large surface and HBO Max.

Is it a sequel to David Ayer's Suicide Squad? Technically it's a standalone sequel, bringing successful a fewer of the aforesaid characters from the 2016 film, including Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) and Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney). Joining the stacked cast: Idris Elba, John Cena and more.

Reviews person rolled successful and they're unsurprisingly glowing. CNET's Richard Trenholm called it a "smart supervillain romp." Below you'll find everything you request to cognize to ticker The Suicide Squad, including details connected signing up for HBO Max.

The Suicide Squad merchandise day (and time)

The Suicide Squad hits theaters and HBO Max on Aug. 5, 2021. Based connected different streaming releases, it should get astatine 12 a.m. PT.

The standalone sequel to David Ayer's 2016 Suicide Squad was primitively scheduled for a merchandise day of Aug. 6, but it's coming a time aboriginal conscionable for fun. Warner Bros. continues its simultaneous theatrical and streaming merchandise plan, but enactment you lone person a constricted clip -- 1 period -- to ticker it online.

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Will The Suicide Squad beryllium connected HBO Max?

Yes. If you have HBO Max, conscionable caput to the streamer from Aug. 5 to drawback The Suicide Squad. But remember, don't hold excessively long. Like different WB blockbusters, it's lone disposable connected the streamer for 1 month. So it won't beryllium disposable aft Sept. 5.

HBO Max has already seen a ton of blockbusters marque an quality successful its streaming halls. Zack Snyder's Justice LeagueGodzilla vs. KongMortal Kombatthe latest The Conjuring movie, Lin-Manuel Miranda's In The Heights and the upcoming Space Jam sequel starring LeBron James (July 16) person either travel and gone oregon are inactive available. After the archetypal month-long release, these caller films vanish from HBO Max for a portion truthful they tin person an online and DVD/Blu-ray location release, but they travel backmost to HBO Max eventually.

How overmuch does HBO Max cost?

Right now, HBO Max costs $15 a month.

Will it outgo other to ticker The Suicide Squad?

Unlike Disney Plus Premium Access which charges other for caller films similar Black Widow, there's nary top-up interest for Suicide Squad beyond your HBO Max subscription fee.

You mightiness already person HBO Max and not cognize it

If you presently subscribe to HBO via your cablegram oregon outer provider, you tin astir apt get HBO Max without paying thing extra. We explain it successful item here, but essentially, you'll request to ticker connected a smart TV or streaming device -- oregon a Comcast Xfinity box -- utilizing the HBO Max app and your location net connection.

The Roku deal

Last December, Roku struck a woody that gives subscribers entree to HBO Max. Roku users who already usage the HBO app volition automatically update to HBO Max. You tin find much information here.

Read more: The 7 champion movies to watercourse connected HBO Max

First trailers

The first authoritative trailer for The Suicide Squad landed precocious March. It's decidedly looking similar a bonkers flick befitting an R rating.

A somewhat much PG-rated theatrical trailer followed.

And another.

Plus, a mates of TV spots.

Plot and cast

Classified arsenic a standalone sequel to David Ayer's negatively received Suicide Squad from 2016, the caller flick brings backmost a fewer of the aforesaid unhinged supervillains similar Harley Quinn and Captain Boomerang, arsenic good arsenic introducing a big much (most of whom you tin expect to beryllium killed disconnected successful convulsive ways -- particularly with the R rating). Cast additions include:

  • Jon Cena -- Peacemaker
  • Idris Elba -- Bloodsport
  • Sylvester Stallone -- King Shark
  • Alice Braga -- Sol Soria
  • Peter Capaldi -- The Thinker
  • Pete Davidson -- Blackguard
  • Nathan Fillion -- T.D.K.
  • Storm Reid -- Tyla
  • David Dastmalchian -- Polka-Dot Man
  • Daniela Melchior -- Ratcatcher 2
  • Michael Rooker -- Savant
  • Sean Gunn -- Weasel
  • Flula Borg -- Javelin
  • Mayling Ng -- Mongal

They're playing various supervillains freed from Belle Reve penitentiary to instrumentality connected a, yep, suicidal mission. Viola Davis' Amanda Waller returns to tally the Task Force X program, enlisting the ample squad to destruct a Nazi-era situation and laboratory, wherever they transverse paths with Starro. A giant, telepathic starfish. Of course.

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