Guess what? You can stream The Suicide Squad on HBO MAX right now. That's right - the movie got its premiere moved up a day, both on HBO's streaming platform and theatres, with availability starting at 7 p.m. ET on Aug. 5 instead of the previously revealed Friday, Aug. 6 date.
This means that anyone with a HBO MAX subscription can watch the film at anytime, anywhere, for the next 31 days, including right now. Reviews for the spiritual successor of Ayer's Suicide Squad, including returning characters and actors, paint an amazing picture of what will almost definitely be remembered as one of the greatest super hero (villain?) movies of all time.
James Gunn's R-rated take on the group of anti-heroes from the DC universe is notably more light hearted with a greater emphasis on humor, while also sporting grisly violence and deeper character arcs despite its high casualty rate. The team comprising this roster of Task Force X is a lot larger than before, to support the steep death toll of the film.
The Suicide Squad is released in the wake of renewed calls for DC and Warner to release "The Ayer Cut" of 2016's Suicide Squad, which was infamously altered due to studio meddling, to which its frequently cited and numerous issues are attributed.
While critics have been treating The Suicide Squad to praise and rave reviews, a small but vocal chunk of the Snyder Cut crowd - now rallied around the Ayer Cut - have been review-bombing the film despite Ayer himself expressing nothing but support for Gunn and his film.
The studio projects the flick to be a major success at the box office despite the theatre industry only just getting back on its feet following months of lockdown, and the movie also debuting on streaming platforms at the same time.
The Suicide Squad is out now.