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The Suicide Squad's Red Band Trailer Just Crushed Mortal Kombat To Set A New Record

The Suicide Squad's red band trailer beat Mortal Kombat's in the first week to set a new record.


The new red band trailer for James Gunn's The Suicide Squad is a record-breaker. The trailer reached 151.1 million views in its first week to set a new all-time record for a red band trailer.

"Thanks again, everyone out there who watched!" Gunn said on Twitter of the milestone. The previous record-holder was Mortal Kombat just recently in March; that trailer picked up 116 million views for its red band trailer over its first week. Both properties are owned by WB, so it's a win-win for the film giant.

The Suicide Squad opens in theaters and on HBO Max (for 31 days) on August 6 with, as is now obvious, a lot of hype around it. The movie features a lot of characters from the comics, and Gunn recently spoke about how he was given every character he asked for.

Film studio Warner Bros. has a lot of belief in The Suicide Squad, it seems, as the company is planning to expand the universe further with a spinoff show for John Cena's Peacemaker.

For more, make sure to check out our breakdown of that first trailer to catch every single detail. Don't get too attached, however, as your favorite character could very well die--even if it's Harley herself.

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