Obviously the word “THE” has been afforded great significance within the realm of Warner Bros./DC adaptations. In the tradition of Matt ReevesTHE Batman, we now have James Gunn‘s THE Suicide Squad (Warner Bros., 8.6.21), a five-years-later sequel to David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad. THE Suicide Squad is also known as Suicide Squad 2 but don’t let that throw you.

The Suicide Squad is the tenth film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Written and directed by James Gunn (who, don’t forget, lost his Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 job over a 2018 Twitter kerfuffle only to be re-hired later on), pic is a paycheck paradise for costars Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson, David Dastmalchian, Michael Rooker, Taika Waititi, Nathan Fillion, Storm Reid, Daniela Melchior, Steve Agee, Sean Gunn, Joaquín Cosío, Juan Diego Botto, Julio Ruiz, Flula Borg, Tinashe Kajese, Mayling Ng, Jennifer Holland and Viola Davis.