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Watch the new trailer for Suicide Squad

Watch the new trailer for Suicide Squad

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DC Comics' Suicide Squad is still eight months away but we've already got a good look at its all-villain ensemble cast in action. The latest trailer, aired tonight during the DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League special on the CW, shows the group of super-bad guys as they're freed from various prisons to form a disposable task black ops task force.

The squad's made up of some of DC's most famous villains, including Margot Robbie as the unhinged Harley Quinn, Will Smith as lethal marksman Deadshot, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as perennial Batman adversary Killer Croc, with Jared Leto's Joker as a wild card on the fringes. Suicide Squad will be in theaters on August 5th, but before we get the bad guys, we get the good: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to premiere five months before Suicide Squad, giving us the first look at Ben Affleck's take on Batman and redefining the DC movie universe.

DC Comics' Geoff Johns said that both movies served to re-introduce well-known characters, but also combine the worlds they operate in to create a more fully formed DC universe. "Man of Steel introduced Superman and Batman v Superman introduces Batman," he said. "But it's not just them. It introduces Metropolis to Gotham and all these other characters." Among those other characters is a new face for the upcoming Justice League movie, scheduled for release in 2017. "We've been to these cities, we've been underwater, but there's one place we haven't been to: space," he said. "But now we are. We're bringing Green Lantern to the Justice League universe."