In celebration of Shark Week, a brand new 30-second TV spot for James Gunn’s highly-anticipated The Suicide Squad has been released featuring some new footage of King Shark, voiced by Oscar nominee Sylvester Stallone. The Suicide Squad TV spot, which you can check out in the player below, teases King Shark’s role in the titular team including his friendship with Daniela Melchior’s Ratcatcher 2, who says that he has very kind eyes.
— The Suicide Squad (@SuicideSquadWB) July 12, 2021
The ensemble roster for James Gunn’s standalone sequel includes the return of DC Extended Universe alums Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, and Viola Davis, who are reprising their roles as Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Rick Flag, and Amanda Waller from the 2016 David Ayer-directed film.
Joining the returning characters are Idris Elba, John Cena, Peter Capaldi, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Michael Rooker, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson, Joaquín Cosio, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Nathan Fillion, Sean Gunn, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Jennifer Holland, Tinashe Kajese, Sylvester Stallone, Steve Agee, and Taika Waititi.
The official synopsis for The Suicide Squad reads:
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.
Based on characters from DC, The Suicide Squad is written and directed by James Gunn. Producers are Charles Roven and Peter Safran, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo, Nikolas Korda, and Richard Suckle set as executive producers.
The film is currently slated to arrive in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6.
Recommended Reading: Suicide Squad Vol. 1: Trial by Fire