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James Gunn has revealed who Sylvester Stallone is playing in The Suicide Squad, and it's none other than King Shark. In addition to this news, there are a whole new crop of character movie posters, showcasing the cast of the film.

Before the brand-new red band trailer for Suicide Squad dropped, a slew of character posters for the August 6 movie dropped. And a little later, James Gunn announced who would be voicing King Shark: none other than action legend himself, Sylvester Stallone.

In case you're wondering who that shark is... @TheSlyStallone King Shark. #TheSuicideSquad https://t.co/ziuCDeU0Wl pic.twitter.com/uB7mnqh7ab

— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 26, 2021

Most of the cast had their character posters revealed on Twitter. The official The Suicide Squad Twitter rounded them all up, and you can see each character in all their glory below.

Don't get too attached. Watch Bloodsport, Harley Quinn, Peacemaker, and Polka-Dot Man in #TheSuicideSquad trailer online now! pic.twitter.com/imqNypIPMV

— The Suicide Squad (@SuicideSquadWB) March 26, 2021

Don't get too attached. Watch Ratcatcher 2, King Shark, Colonel Rick Flag, and Thinker in #TheSuicideSquad trailer online now! pic.twitter.com/Ygl5eNxnv4

— The Suicide Squad (@SuicideSquadWB) March 26, 2021

Don't get too attached. Watch Amanda Waller, Captain Boomerang, Savant, and Weasel in #TheSuicideSquad trailer online now! pic.twitter.com/yGSI5VCqY2

— The Suicide Squad (@SuicideSquadWB) March 26, 2021

The Suicide Squad stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, all reprising their roles from the original David Ayer film. New to the team are Idris Elba as Bloodsport, John Cena as Peacemaker, David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, Sean Gunn as Weasel, Michael Rooker as Savant, and Peter Capaldi as Thinker.

The film follows a group of incarcerated supervillains who get the chance at freedom and redemption by joining Task Force X--a secret group that takes on suicide missions. Of course, not everyone will survive, as this is called The Suicide Squad, but the only question is who--other than Peacemaker--will make it out of this movie alive?

The movie will release simultaneously in theaters and on the streaming service HBO Max on August 6. And you can learn more about why none of your favorite characters are safe in the movie as well as more about the HBO Max spin-off show Peacemaker.