Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn character is rescued in The Suicide Squad’s red band trailer

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The Suicide Squad released its first trailer on Friday, promising a hilarious yet gory take on the dark superhero franchise.

In the trailer for the 2016 sequel to Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie’s jester Harley Quinn is imprisoned, forcing her teammates to rescue her.

New stars including Idris Elba, John Cena and Pete Davidson make their debut with the Suicide Squad, while previous stars Joel Kinnaman and Jai Courtney return.

Red-band trailer: The Suicide Squad released its first trailer on Friday, promising a hilarious yet gory take on the dark superhero franchise with debuts from new characters played by John Cena and Idris Elba

Red-band trailer: The Suicide Squad released its first trailer on Friday, promising a hilarious yet gory take on the dark superhero franchise with debuts from new characters played by John Cena and Idris Elba

The trailer begins with a hilarious fight in a van as Suicide Squad members come to the rescue of Harley.

Peacemaker (Cena) complains that they are trying to save “a mentally defective jester,” while Bloodsport (Elba) makes fun of him for wearing a “toilet bowl” on his head.

Once arrived, the group begins to climb a building with ropes, only for Harley to appear around the corner with a spear and covered in blood.

“We’re here to save you. It was also a really good plan, ”says Rick Flagg, Kinnaman’s character, deflated.

Surprise!  Once arrived, the group begins to climb a building with ropes, only for Harley to appear around the corner with a spear and covered in blood.

Surprise!  Once arrived, the group begins to climb a building with ropes, only Harley appears around the corner with a spear and covered in blood.

Surprise! Once arrived, the group begins to climb a building with ropes, only Harley appears around the corner with a spear and covered in blood.

Oops: ‘We’re here to save you. It was also a very good plan, ”says Rick Flagg, Kinnaman’s character. “Well, I can go back in and you can still do it,” Harley replies innocently

“Well, I can go back in and you still can,” Harley replies innocently, mocking Bloodsport as “patronizing.”

Viola Davis’ recurring character Amanda Waller leads the behind-the-scenes operation, which set up the Suicide Squad program seen in the first film.

The members of the group are all imprisoned criminals and supervillains who have received abbreviated sentences in exchange for fighting other threats.

To keep them going, they are all implanted with tiny bombs in their skulls that will explode if they start committing villains.

Behind the Scenes: The operation will be led by Viola Davis' recurring character Amanda Waller, who set up the Suicide Squad program seen in the first film

Behind the Scenes: The operation is led by Viola Davis' recurring character, Amanda Waller, who set up the Suicide Squad program seen in the first film

Behind the Scenes: The operation is led by Viola Davis’ recurring character, Amanda Waller, who set up the Suicide Squad program seen in the first film

Following the introductory scene, the strains of Steely Dan’s classic Dirty Work begin to play as the new Suicide Squad recruits are introduced to prison.

Michael Rooker plays Savant, a computer hacker with long white hair who is trapped in a concrete pit with nothing but a rubber ball to deal with.

Pete Davidson plays Blackguard, a mercenary known for his own plans, as he rips some toilet paper off his shoe.

One of the more eye-catching characters is a giant shark-man hybrid known as King Shark.

The monster, which doesn’t sound particularly smart, helps his fellow Suicide Squad members by devouring a guard in just a few bites during a mission.

New Faces: Following the introductory scene, the strains of Steely Dan's classic song Dirty Work begin to play as the new Suicide Squad recruits are introduced to the prison, including Michael Rooker's hacker Savant

New Faces: Following the introductory scene, the strains of Steely Dan's classic song Dirty Work begin to play as the new Suicide Squad recruits are introduced to the prison, including Michael Rooker's hacker Savant

New Faces: Following the introductory scene, the strains of Steely Dan’s classic song Dirty Work begin to play as the new Suicide Squad recruits are introduced to the prison, including Michael Rooker’s hacker Savant

Not promising: Pete Davidson plays Blackguard, a mercenary known for screwing up his own plans while pulling some toilet paper off his shoe

Not promising: Pete Davidson plays Blackguard, a mercenary known for screwing up his own plans while pulling some toilet paper off his shoe

Not promising: Pete Davidson plays Blackguard, a mercenary known for screwing up his own plans while pulling some toilet paper off his shoe

Au!  One of the new characters is a shark man hybrid known as King Shark.  The monster (voiced by Sylvester Stallone) helps his team by devouring a guard on a mission

Au!  One of the new characters is a shark man hybrid known as King Shark.  The monster (voiced by Sylvester Stallone) helps his team by devouring a guard on a mission

Au! One of the new characters is a shark-man hybrid known as King Shark. The monster (voiced by Sylvester Stallone) helps his team by devouring a guard on a mission

Former Dr. Who star Peter Capaldi is introduced as Thinker, a super-intelligent villain who joins forces with the squad.

This is the deal. We fail the mission, you die, ”Flag threatens him.

“We discover that any information you give us is false, you die,” adds Bloodsport.

Harley jumps in to add, ‘If we find out you have personalized license plates, you’re going to die,’ which flag should run back immediately.

Big Brain: Former Dr. Who star Peter Capaldi is introduced as Thinker, a super intelligent villain who joins forces with the squad

Big Brain: Former Dr. Who star Peter Capaldi is introduced as Thinker, a super intelligent villain who joins forces with the squad

Big Brain: Former Dr. Who star Peter Capaldi is introduced as Thinker, a super intelligent villain who joins forces with the squad

Off topic: they threaten him with death if he betrays them, but Harley goes too far: 'If we find out you have personalized license plates, you will die'

Off topic: they threaten him with death if he betrays them, but Harley goes too far: 'If we find out you have personalized license plates, you will die'

Off topic: they threaten him with death if he betrays them, but Harley goes too far: ‘If we find out you have personalized license plates, you will die’