James Gunn is known for having multiple villains in his movies, so that should come as no surprise The suicide squad will be no different. In the first trailer for The suicide squad, it seemed like Starro (a comically large starfish with an abundance of terrifying abilities) would be the film’s main villain. However, in an interview with Den of Geek, Gunn revealed that Starro will be “just one of the villains” for the famous Suicide Squad. He had this to say when asked about Starro’s inclusion in the movie.
“Starro is hilarious because he’s ridiculous. He’s a giant, cerulean blue starfish, but he’s also damn scary. When I was a kid I thought that was the scariest of all time and also realize it was a bit ridiculous. I think it’s perfect – that illustrates what this movie is. It’s ridiculous, and it’s terrifying and serious at the same time. “
James Gunn the villain further teased, saying, “He works really well as this movie’s villain, actually like one of the bad guys in this movie.” This certainly confirms that Starro will not be the only character / creature the Suicide Squad will fight against. As for who the other antagonists will be, there are plenty of obvious choices. Amanda Waller (played by Viola Davis in retaliation for her role) is a roadblock for the Squad, although it’s hard to call her the bad guy.
She’s more of an antagonist to the Squad than a traditional villain, but she’s already had some sadistic moments in the DCEU. Other possible villains could be The Thinker (played by Peter Capaldi), an undisclosed bonus villain, or members of the Suicide Squad themselves. Since the core team is made up of “bad guys”, they may be the obvious answer.
Starro is a classic DC villain and it’s extremely exciting to finally see it come to life in a big movie. In the comics, the skills include mind control, biosplitting, size change, energy absorption and projection, color shift and regeneration. Additionally, the kaiju version of Starro – which Gunn uses in The suicide squad – has even more skills such as telepathy, mass consciousness, flight, invulnerability and terraforming. In other words, Starro has the ability to control thousands of ghosts at once while being impossible to kill. It is not yet known which capacities The suicide squad version of Starro, but history indicates it will be extremely difficult to remove. Gunn teased that most of the members of the Suicide Squad will die, and Starro seems like a perfect villain to justify mass casualties.
The suicide squad will have a massive cast with Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis and Jai Courtney all reprising their 2016 roles Suicide Squad. Joining the cast are Idris Elba, John Cena, Michael Rooker, Alice Braga, Nathan Fillion, Pete Davidson, Sean Gunn, David Dastmalchian, Flula Borg, Peter Capaldi, Daniela Melchior, Storm Reid and Taika Waititi. It will be the 11th film set in the DCEU and acts as a soft reboot for the Suicide Squad series. The suicide squad will hit theaters and HBO Max on August 6, 2021.
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