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Suicide Squad 2: Starro’s Powers & Origin Explained

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Suicide Squad 2 Updates: The recent trailer hints that Starro may be the villain of The Suicide Squad, but what is the back story of the brainwashing space starfish.

The newly released footage from James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad hints that Starro is the film’s main villain, but the creature has a long history with the Justice League as well. A group of captured supervillains is prepared by the government to embark on a mission that is suicidal; the Suicide Squad has appeared in DC comics with varying line-ups in the 1950s.

The Suicide Squad is deemed as a sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad but will only feature a few characters from the film, including Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Viola Davis’s Amanda Waller, but the sequel will prominently miss Will Smith’s Deadshot.

After his separation from Marvel and Disney, James Gunn was contacted by DC to direct and pen out the Suicide Squad sequel. The Suicide Squad was teased in a brief video shown at the DC FanDome in August 2020 before launching the full-length trailer in March 2021.

Although a purple creature was seen gripping a soldier’s face in the background of a shot which hints at Starro taking on the villainous role and new trailer seems to solidify its status as the team’s antagonist.

Suicide Squad 2 Starro’s Powers

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As titled Starro the Conqueror, the large star-shaped extraterrestrial is strange and inscrutable, and also it was revealed that it has a unique hybridization of two alien species, one being parasitic and another being psychic.

And it’s because of this; Starro is able to control people through the use of starfish-like spores. In the recent trailer, Starro is elusive, but a bit more about the creature is revealed.

It also seems that Starro uses telepathy with regards to Peter Capaldi’s character, which has the ability to control people’s minds. Well with a question why the Suicide Squad to go up against the villain, the answer lies in the ancient comics in one particular invasion, the Justice League was up against the villain but were hesitant to fight Starro, knowing it could manage to control them and use their powers of its own gain. So as to follow this logic it does make sense to send a bunch of Villains to get the job done.

James Gunn seems to have worked his own magic on the Suicide Squad and transformed the film much differently from the previous works.

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