New The Suicide Squad trailer shows Nathan Fillion with Mr. Potato Man arms

Just when we thought things couldn’t get weirder for Task Force X, a new trailer dropped for James Gun’s The Suicide Squad. Although there isn’t a ton of new footage, what was offered is still more than enough to get hype about. 

In this new trailer, aptly titled Rebellion, there are the same shots of King Shark being cute and dangerous, Amanda Waller still waiting on someone to try her so she can press a button and make their heads explode, and all the same high-intensity action surrounding Harley, Bloodsport, Peacemaker, and the rest of the squad. This is all completely fine because there is nothing wrong with enjoying all of that again, but the new footage kicks it up a notch in weird. 

There is some footage of Nathan Fillion’s character TDK getting in on the action, showing off those extreme Mr. Potato Man arms detach and just float near his body. This new scene gives ample support surrounding the speculation that Fillion’s character is a revamped version of  DC Comics character Arm-Fall-Off-Boy – just minus the "plorp" noise effect.


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Then there is also some additional footage of Bloodsport’s high-tech weaponry to get excited about because now there are cooler ways to lean into the R-rating. We also get to see Polka-Dot Man hit some people with polka dots – which is absolutely absurd to see in live-action, but it works. 

The Suicide Squad doesn’t hit theaters and HBO Max until August 6, but with the trailers that have been released so far, there is plenty to feast on until then. If you're not on HBO Max, check out the best HBO Max prices.

Stephanie is a comic book historian and pop culture critic for publications including SYFYFANGRRLS, Marvel, The A.V. Club, Nerdist, Den of Geek, and Rotten Tomatoes. Stephanie is also a comic creator with three ongoing webcomics, Parenthood Activate!, But What If Though?, and Living Heroes. She made her Marvel debut with a short story featuring Monica Rambeau in Marvel’s Voices: Legacy. She recently made her DC Comics debut in Wonder Woman Black and Gold #2 and is co-writing the Nubia and the Amazons miniseries.