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How To Watch The Suicide Squad On HBO Max: Release Date, Subscription Cost, And More

Suicide Squad releases in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6.


James Gunn's The Suicide Squad is only about a month away from releasing in theaters. As a Warner Bros. movie, though, you can also stream it on HBO Max on release day, August 6. The Suicide Squad falls somewhere between a reboot and sequel, but the trailers thus far have shown a lot more promise than the 2016 original. If you're looking forward to DC's next movie, we have all of the streaming details you need to know below.

How to watch The Suicide Squad on HBO Max

All HBO Max subscribers can stream The Suicide Squad as part of their subscription. If you don't already have an HBO Max subscription, there are two plans available. The standard $15 per month (or $150 per year) subscription has been the default option since the service launched last May. But if you don't mind ads, HBO recently added a $10 per month (or $100 per year) ad-supported subscription. HBO Max doesn't have a free subscription, so you'll have to subscribe for at least one month to watch The Suicide Squad.

If you're planning to see The Suicide Squad at your local theater, presale tickets should be live at Fandango and Atom Tickets in the next couple of weeks.

The Suicide Squad release date

The Suicide Squad releases on August 6 in theaters and on HBO Max. While you can watch it on HBO Max at release, it will only be on the service for a limited time. All Warner Bros. movies with simultaneous theatrical and streaming releases are only available for 31 days. The Suicide Squad will leave HBO Max after September 6.

The Suicide Squad premise

It's understandable if the idea of The Suicide Squad sounds a tad confusing. It's not a direct sequel to the 2016 film, nor is it an outright reboot. Even the titles are just about the same (this one adds a "The" in front). Numerous actors and actresses are reprising their roles from the first film, including Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang. They will be joined by newcomers such as Idris Elba as Bloodsport and John Cena as Peacemaker.

In The Suicide Squad, the convicts are released from Belle Reve penitentiary to embark on a mission to destroy a prison and lab on a South American island that held prisoners during World War II. The story was inspired by Suicide Squad comics published in the 1980s and war films.

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