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How to Stream 'The Suicide Squad' Online

The Suicide Squad
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The Suicide Squad

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Your favorite villains are back!

Five years after Suicide Squad premiered in August 2016, its sequel with the slightly confusing title, The Suicide Squad, is officially out on Friday (Aug. 6). Just like the first installment, 2021's The Suicide Squad follows a group of villains as they're given the choice to complete a mission in exchange for less prison time.

However, there are some major differences in the sequel, including new characters and a new director.

See below for how to watch it, who is in it, and if the Joker makes an appearance.

How to Watch 2021's The Suicide Squad Online

Currently, you’ll need to sign up for an HBO Max subscription if you want to stream The Suicide Squad online.

An HBO Max Ad-Free Plan costs $14.99 a month, which gives you access to watch The Suicide Squad, plus countless other movies and show. You can also get 16% off HBO Max with an annual plan, which costs $99.99 with ads, $149.99 without for 12 months of service.

You can also get HBO Max free by signing up for the seven-day Hulu trial, which includes HBO Max.

How to Watch 2021's The Suicide Squad in Theaters

Yes, 2021's The Suicide Squad is also in theaters. Check here for show times and theaters.

How to Watch the Original Suicide Squad

The original 2016 Suicide Squad, which stars Will Smith, and Birds of Prey, which is Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn spinoff film, are both available to stream on HBO Max.

Suicide Squad is also available for rent or purchase on Amazon Prime here, as is Birds of Prey here.

Who Stars in The Suicide Squad?

James Gunn has taken on the role of director for the DC reboot, and the cast has switched up a bit.

Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman and Viola Davis have all returned in 2021's The Suicide Squad as Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Rick Flag and Amanda Waller respectively.

However in this new film, while Will Smith hasn't returned as Dead Shot, Sylvester Stallone, Idris Elba, John Cena, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior and Pete Davidson star as King Shark, Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Polkadot Man, Ratcatcher 2 and Blackguard, respectively.

Jared Leto, however, will not be returning as The Joker. "No-one but me and a few others knows all the characters in the movie, but if the Joker isn't in the film, I don't think it would be strange as he isn't a part of the Suicide Squad in the comics," Gunn explained on Instagram in 2019.

Watch the trailer below, and sign up for HBO Max to watch The Suicide Squad here.