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The Suicide Squad is a 2021 action movie based on the DC Comics supervillain task force of the same name. A standalone sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad, the James Gunn-directed follow-up sees the ragtag team venture to the war-torn South American country of Corto Maltese to kill the colossal alien starfish Starro the Conqueror.

Oscar nominee Margot Robbie reprises her standout role as the twisted Harley Quinn. Joel Kinnaman and Academy Award winner Viola Davis also return as Colonel Rick Flag and Task Force X head Amanda Waller. Rounding out the main cast are Idris Elba as Bloodsport, John Cena as Peacemaker, Sylvester Stallone as King Shark, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher 2, and David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man.

Bringing in over $167 million at a box office, the movie received mostly positive reviews from critics and audiences.


  • Genres: Action, adventure, fantasy, sci-fi, superhero
  • Release date: August 6, 2021
  • MPAA rating: R
  • Run time: 2 hours 12 minutes
  • Box office: $167.4 million
  • Streaming on: HBO Max, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video
  • Plot: A team of convicted supervillains working black ops for a top-secret U.S. government agency must kill a colossal alien starfish in a war-torn South American country.
  • Director and screenwriter: James Gunn
  • Cast: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone, Daniela Melchior, Viola Davis, David Dastmalchian, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi, Michael Rooker, John Ostrander, Nathan Fillion, Flula Borg, Mayling Ng, Pete Davidson, Sean Gunn, Stephen Blackehart, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Jennifer Holland, Fernando Martinez
  • If you like The Suicide Squad, you might also like: Birds of Prey, Free Guy, Hellboy, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Suicide Squad, The Tomorrow War

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