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There's A New Suicide Squad Trailer Floating Around YouTube

The morning of June 22, Warner Bros. Pictures sneakily unleashed a new trailer for writer-director James Gunn's "The Suicide Squad," placing it ahead of YouTube videos during preroll advertisements. 

At first, catching the latest look at "The Suicide Squad" was like finding a needle in a haystack, or getting lucky at a Las Vegas slot machine, or, well, turning off your ad-blocking browser extension, crossing your fingers, and hoping that the video that plays before the video you actually clicked to watch is the fresh trailer and not some infomercial about miniature waffle makers or duct tape that can hold two pieces of a sawed-in-half boat together. 

Fans were quick to take the plunge and try to find the new "Suicide Squad trailer" on YouTube — and when they did, they were made aware of a major connection between one of the film's villains and DC Comics' arguably most beloved superhero. 

Later in the day, Gunn and Warner Bros. made the trailer available in its own video, outside of preroll ads, which you can watch above.

Bloodsport has history with Superman

Two trailers for "The Suicide Squad" have been rolled out already, with the first red-band one arriving on March 26 and the second dropping just a few days after, on April 1 (and not has an April Fools' Day prank). Both bundles of footage introduced audiences to the new Task Force X, gathered under the watchful eye of Amanda Waller (Viola Davis). There are some familiar faces — Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), and Captain Boomerang, aka George Harkness (Jai Courtney) are a few — but there are far more newbies on the roster this time around. 

We've got John Cena as the "douchey Captain America" Peacemaker, who's getting his own HBO Max streaming series following the release of "The Suicide Squad," Michael Rooker as Savant, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher 2, Pete Davidson as Blackguard, Nathan Fillion as T.D.K., Sean Gunn as Weasel, David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, Sylvester Stallone as the voice of King Shark, and many more.

There's also Idris Elba as Bloodsport (real name: Robert DuBois), a fearsome mercenary who simply wants to see his daughter Tyla (played by Storm Reid) again. How does Bloodsport end up as a new member of Task Force X? Well, that's what this new trailer reveals: Bloodsport shot Superman ... with a kryptonite bullet ... and the Man of Steel got sent to the intensive care unit of a hospital to recover from his injuries. 

Bloodsport is shipped off to prison for this crime, but in a bid to shorten his sentence and thus his time away from Tyla, he agrees to work for Amanda Waller as a Task Force X member and carry out the group's latest mission: traveling to the island of Corto Maltese to destroy the Nazi-era facility Jotunheim. The squad ends up getting more than they bargained for, though, when they realize that the real threat is a massive kaiju starfish named Starro.

And here we were thinking "The Suicide Squad" couldn't get any cooler. Start counting down the days until the film opens in theaters and hits HBO Max on August 6, and check out some additional stills from the new trailer below.