James Gunn talked about which character died in The suicide squad ‘s original and darker ending.
Spoilers ahead of James Gunn Suicide squad.
It would be a huge understatement to say that James Gunn Suicide squad It’s a peachy stroll through the park, so it’s hard to imagine the stark superhero movie being even darker. Despite how violent and gory Gunn’s last was, the director revealed in a recent interview with Variety that the movie originally had a much darker ending when it introduced the Task Force X project to Warner Bros. Biggest change from the original ending? A fan favorite character would have died.
The issue of a darker ending jumped when the outlet asked the director if he ever considered killing the film’s main and most marketable players: Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Idris Elba’s Bloodsport. The director confirmed that he had no plans to ditch the duo, but his darker, more original ending to Suicide squad saw Ratcatcher 2 the.
“No, that never happened. But there was a change. The original ending that I presented, a main character died and a main character did not die. And the main character who died was Ratcatcher 2. He was so sweet, I felt like it was too dark. It’s not that we don’t love Polka Dot Man. We do. I just couldn’t [kill Ratcatcher 2]. So I gave in. “
Ratcatcher 2 has quickly become a fan favorite, with many critics labeling it the heart and soul of the latest from James Gunn. It certainly would have been devastating to see her die, especially after she and her rats are partially responsible for defeating Starro.
Here is the synopsis of The suicide squad:
Welcome to Hell AKA Belle Reve, the prison with the highest death rate in the US of A. Where the worst supervillains are kept and where they will do anything to get out, even join the super secret task and super bleak. Force X. Today’s life and death assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin, and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them strong and drop them (literally) on the remote enemy-infused island of Corto Maltés. Walking through a jungle packed with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search and destroy mission, with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave … and government technicians. of Amanda Waller in your ears. , tracking their every move. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If someone is making bets, the smart money is against them, all of them.
Written and directed by James Gunn, Suicide squad stars Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Michael Rooker, Pete Davidson, Nathan Fillion, Sean Gunn, Flula Borg, Mayling Ng, Tinashe Kajese, Steve Agee, Jennifer Holland, Alice Braga, Juan Diego Botto, Joaquin Cosio, Storm Reid, and Taika Waititi.
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