The Suicide Squad has arrived in the UK, so you can see the carnage that James Gunn has cooked up on his DC debut. Instead of being a direct sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad, the new movie sees a new group of villains join Task Force X and sent on a dangerous mission to the remote island of Corto Maltese for a mysterious assignment.
But can old favorites like Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and newcomers including Bloodsport (Idris Elba |), Peacemaker (John Cena), and Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior) survive long enough to complete the mission?
If you fancy finding out, we’re here to help with all the details of how you can watch The Suicide Squad in the USA and UK.
How to watch The Suicide Squad in the UK
We’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that The Suicide Squad is out right now in UK cinemas, a full week ahead of its US release.
However, the bad news is that like every other Warner Bros release since cinemas reopened in May, it’s being released exclusively in UK cinemas and won’t be receiving a simultaneous digital release.
It’ll be out to rent and buy digitally later this year, but at least you can head straight to your local cinema and check out The Suicide Squad right now.
How to watch The Suicide Squad in the US
US fans have to wait a bit for The Suicide Squad to arrive, although its release has been moved forward slightly.
It’ll now be released in US cinemas on August 5, and on HBO Max if you want to watch it at home. The movie will be available to watch on the streaming service for 31 days from its theatrical release.
If you’re in the US and aren’t a subscriber to HBO Max, you can sign up for $14.99 a month. However, HBO Max is currently not available in the UK and has only recently launched in Latin America and the Caribbean.
You can also watch The Suicide Squad for free if you add HBO Max to your Hulu subscription, giving you a seven-day free trial to HBO Max. It will cost $14.99 a month after your trial is up. The Suicide Squad is out now in UK cinemas. It will be released in US cinemas on August 5, and will be available to watch on HBO Max for 31 days from its theatrical release.
About The Suicide Squad
Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.
Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.
Warner Bros. Pictures Presents An Atlas Entertainment/Peter Safran Production, A James Gunn Film, “The Suicide Squad.” The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is set for release nationwide in theaters and IMAX on August 6, 2021 and will be available on HBO Max’s Ad-Free plan for 31 days from the theatrical release.