As well as the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy 3”, James Gunn is set to direct the second “Suicide Squad” movie – which up until now we’ve all been calling “Suicide Squad 2”. But that is probably the wrong working title to refer to it as, with producer Peter Safran telling JoBlo it’s a “total reboot”.
How excited should people be for Suicide Squad 2?
“First of all, we don’t call it Suicide Squad 2 ‘cause it’s a total reboot, so it’s The Suicide Squad and I think people should be extremely excited about it. It’s everything you would hope from a James Gunn script and I think that says a lot and that promises a lot and I know that we will deliver a lot.”
With the exit of Will Smith as Deadshot, and the character’s re-entrance as Idris Elba, it’s a good time to re-hash the character set, as additionally, only Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is confirmed for the second flick. New characters have already been noted as entering the ring for the movie, including Ratcatcher, King Shark, Mister Polka Dot and Peacemaker. Dave Bautista’s name has been thrown about as the role of Peacemaker.
While we wait for more info about this reboot, check out the character descriptions for the aforementioned newbies below:
Ratcatcher, aka Otis Flannegan, is a man in the DC comics, though Collider has learned that the character will be gender-swapped and played by a woman in The Suicide Squad. Ratcatcher is is a super-criminal and one of Batman’s many enemies. She started out as an exterminator in Gotham City before turning to a life of crime, aided by an army of small rodents she can communicate with and control. She’s also a fan of poisonous gas.
Nanaue, aka King Shark, is a super-villain and humanoid shark whose father is believed to be the so-called Shark God, though others dismiss him as merely a savage mutation.
Polka-Dot Man, aka Mister Polka Dot, is a Gotham City super-villain and like Ratcatcher, a sworn enemy of Batman. He grows multi-colored polka dots on his body that he can turn into fireballs and other weapons, even though, for the most part, he’s embarrassed about his awkward abilities.
Peacemaker, aka Christopher Smith, is an agent of peace whose motives are driven by an extremist form of pacifism that makes him love peace so much he would kill for it.