A new trailer for 'The Suicide Squad' teases Harley Quinn and more DC villains going up against a giant alien who looks like a starfish

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King Shark is grabbed by a giant starfish alien in The Suicide Squad trailer
The menacing, yet kind of adorable, King Shark is getting tossed around by an alien in a new trailer for "The Suicide Squad." Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Warner Bros. released a new trailer for "The Suicide Squad" Tuesday.

  • Harley Quinn, King Shark, and more villains go up against Starro, a kaiju who resembles a starfish.

  • Director James Gunn's "TSS" is in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6.

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The DC universe is about to get even weirder and wilder this summer.

A new trailer for James Gunn's "The Suicide Squad" is here and it shows Harley Quinn and a robust squad of DC's villains going up against a giant alien who looks like a starfish.

The trailer first started running as an ad on YouTube this morning before actors from the film began "leaking" a version of the trailer online.

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If you need a breakdown on the many characters you just saw whiz by in the trailer, head here.

In addition to showing off more of Pete Davidson's Black Guard and Sylvester Stallone's menacing (but kind of adorable) King Shark, this trailer puts the ubiquitous Harley Quinn on the backburner to shine a spotlight on Idris Elba's character, Robert DuBois/Bloodsport.

Idris Elba as Bloodsport in "The Suicide Squad."
Idris Elba comes close to hurting Amanda Waller in the new "TSS" trailer. Warner Bros.

Similar to one of his comic-book counterparts, we learn DuBois was responsible for putting Superman in the ICU because he shot him with a kryptonite bullet. As evidenced in "Batman v Superman," it takes a lot to put Supes on the sidelines, so Bloodsport doesn't sound like one to mess with.

Bloodsport's tense trailer showdown with Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) appears to reveal that he'll be the leader of this Suicide Squad. In the 2016 film, that role belonged to Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman).

Our guess is that something happens early on in this movie for Rick to be replaced by Robert as the group's leader or "TSS" gives the "Squad" a new leader from the start. In another shot from the trailer, Dubois is front and center alongside Flag and Peacemaker (John Cena).

Joel Kinnaman, Idris Elba, John Cena in the suicide squad
Joel Kinnaman, Idris Elba, and John Cena in "The Suicide Squad." Warner Bros.

The rest of the trailer is a montage of action sequences and introductions to various other DC villains, including Polka-Dot Man, the Weasel, the Thinker, and Ratcatcher 2.

"The Suicide Squad" is in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6, 2021.

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