‘The Suicide Squad’ Green Band Trailer Has More Action, Less King Shark Eating People

If you’ve been perusing the Internet today you probably noticed what was reported to be a leaked, cleaner version of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad trailer. I left them alone, assuming they were probably part of some silly April Fools’ Day prank. Well, they weren’t a prank. They were real, and rather than let an ugly leak sit out there, Warner Bros. and Gunn have decided to just release an official version of the green band trailer.

It’s not too different, but if you’ve got something against F-bombs and King Shark devouring people this one’s for you. There’s also a bit more of Polka-Dot Man (David Dastmalchian) in action. The film stars Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi, John Cena, and loads of others as the DCEU’s resident team of expendables. Sylvester Stallone, who voices King Shark, should feel right at home.

The Suicide Squad opens in theaters and HBO Max on August 6th.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.