The Suicide Squad Release Date: Can I Watch It For Free On HBO Max?

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The Suicide Squad release date

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad has all the ingredients for blockbusters on cinema and digital platforms. The R-rated supervillain movie’s recent trailer injected DC Extended Universe (DCEU) fans with a dose of excitement.

Now, most fans are wondering about The Suicide Squad’s release date. If you are one among them, you have come to the right place. Let’s take a look at everything about the movie.

The Suicide Squad Release Date

The Suicide Squad will simultaneously make its appearance in theaters and HBO Max on August 6, 2021. But you should know that, on HBO Max, it will not be provided to the subscribers of the ad plan. Further, the movie will be streamed on HBO Max for just 31 days.

If you are eagerly waiting for another supervillain’s adventure, make sure you update your HBO Max plan. Moreover, if you are situated in the U.K., there is some good news for you. Viewers in the U.K. will get access to the movie a week earlier than viewers in the U.S.

The Suicide Squad Cast

One of the biggest selling points of this potential sequel to the 2016 Suicide Squad movie is its star-studded cast. While big names such as Margot Robbie will be returning for the ensemble, many talented actors have been added to the Suicide Squad cast. Here is the full list of the cast members as of now:

  • Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn 
  • Idris Elba as Bloodsport 
  • John Cena as Peacemaker 
  • Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag 
  • Sylvester Stallone as King Shark 
  • Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang 
  • Peter Capaldi as The Thinker 
  • Michael Rooker as Savant 
  • Viola Davis as Amanda Waller 
  • Nathan Fillion as T.D.K 
  • David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man 
  • Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher 2
  • Alice Braga as Sol Soria  
  • Pete Davidson as Blackguard 
  • Sean Gunn as Weasel 
  • Flula Borg as Javelin 
  • Mayling Ng as Mongal
  • Taika Waititi as Starro 

The cast for the 2021 movie release is simply amazing and should serve as a big reason to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

The Suicide Squad Trailer

Today, the third trailer for The Suicide Squad was unveiled for fans. As usual, it received a great response from the audience, and fans are certainly ready for the R-rated movie.

The trailer shed some light on Bloodsport, who apparently put the Man of Steel into prison with a Kryptonite bullet. Additionally, the squad’s mission will be called ‘Project Starfish.’ The trailer is full of exciting elements, and James Gunn’s direction serves as the cherry on top.

What to expect in The Suicide Squad?

John Cena in The Suicide Squad

Ever since this project was announced, fans are constantly confused about whether the movie will be a sequel to the 2016 Suicide Squad or a complete reboot. Well, it will be a mixture of both as per John Cena, who is playing Peacekeeper.

“The Suicide Squad is neither a sequel nor reboot. The Suicide Squad is the Suicide Squad from the brain of one of the most amazingly twisted creative minds in James Gunn that I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting,” said Cena in an interview with Observer.

As far as the movie’s plot is concerned, it will revolve around our anti-heroes taking up the roles of heroes (yes, pun intended). The official synopsis gives the gist that the supervillains will form a task force to save the world from impending danger.

So expect nothing less than an action-packed runtime of more than two hours while the supervillains figure out how to complete the mission assigned by Amanda Waller.

Can I Watch The Suicide Squad For Free?

With The Suicide Squads’ release date nearing, you might wonder how to watch the Suicide Squad for free? Well, sorry for bursting the bubble; the only way to watch the movie is to be in theaters or subscribing to an HBO Max Ad-free.

What you can do is choose a plan from AT&T plans starting at $50 to get the subscription to HBO Max. This will help you in watching The Suicide Squad on the streaming platform.

This is everything to know about the Suicide Squad as of now. With the release in less than two months, the wait is almost over. Until then, you can check more titles such as Loki, Manifest, and Elite.

The Suicide Squad FAQ

What is the runtime of The Suicide Squad?

The Suicide Squad movie has a run time of 2h 12m.

Is The Suicide Squad a sequel to Suicide Squad (2016)

No, but neither is it a reboot. Some of the cast from the 2016 movie will join in the action, with numerous new members added to The Suicide Squad.

Do I need to watch any other DCEU movie before The Suicide Squad?

No, the movie is not connected to any other movies, and you can enjoy it even if you haven’t watched any DCEU movie earlier.

Aikansh Chaudhary

Aikansh Chaudhary

A die-hard sports fan who also loves to binge-watch anime, movies, or TV shows when possible.

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