Suicide Squad 3 Updates: With James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad’s critical success opening the way for a Suicide Squad 3, a host of well-known and lesser-known DC characters may join Amanda Waller’s Task Force X in the sequel. Suicide Squad and The Suicide Squad, both directed by David Ayer, featured numerous antiheroes making their live-action debuts.
Major DC characters like Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, King Shark, and Deadshot finally received their due, while unlikely characters such as Bloodsport, Ratcatcher 2, and Polka-Dot Man became fan favorites.
James Gunn has indicated that he plans to continue bringing DC villains to life in live-action films, and considering the director’s track record of converting minor characters into key characters in both The Suicide Squad and Guardians of the Galaxy, the DCEU’s bad guys have a bright future.
While the possibilities are endless, here are some of the DC anti-heroes that may make up the next Task Force X in Suicide Squad 3.
Benjamin Turner, also known as Bronze Tiger in the comics, is one of the most well-known members of Task Force X who has yet to appear in the Suicide Squad movie. Since Amanda Waller’s unit was left without a leader after Rick Flag’s tragic death in The Suicide Squad, Bronze Tiger is a strong contender to become the Squad’s next field commander.
If Vigilante survives his confrontation with his archenemy, he may be able to pair up with John Cena’s antihero and join the rest of Task Force X.
Harley began as the Joker’s abused girlfriend, grew into a self-sufficient antihero with the assistance of her new friends in Birds of Prey, and eventually chose to stand up to deceptive guys in The Suicide Squad. Poison Ivy has remained one of Batman’s most famous villains, and she has recently teamed up with her true love, Harley Quinn, in many escapades.
If Nanaue decides to skip Task Force X’s next mission, there are a few possible candidates for the Suicide Squad’s tank member, but Dr. Robert Kirkland Langstrom, aka Man-Bat, could be the best match.
In The Suicide Squad, Bolt, alias Larry Bolatinsky, would be an ideal option for Task Force X’s “bad” team. Any of Bolt’s countless botched deaths would fit perfectly in with The Suicide Squad’s ill-fated beach scene.
Suicide Squad 3 Predictions
Deadshot, played by Will Smith, was almost included in The Suicide Squad, but scheduling conflicts stopped him from returning. Suicide Squad 3 becomes a formula for comic mayhem when Peacemaker is added to the mix, allowing Will Smith’s acting abilities to shine.
With Rick Flag becoming a well-developed character thanks to The Suicide Squad, it’s only logical that Katana would give her the same treatment and bring her back on a quest to revenge his friend.
After Arnold Schwarzenegger’s notorious portrayal as Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin, villains with ice-based powers have been mostly disregarded in superhero movies. Killer Frost may return her pals Mr. Freeze and Captain Cold to the big screen.
All of the survivors from James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad would be welcome in a future sequel. As much as fans would like to see David Dastmalchian or Joel Kinnaman reprise their roles as Polka-Dot Man or Rick Flag, bringing back the Task Force X members who have perished would be a betrayal of their sacrifice.
A new mission would put Ratcatcher 2, Bloodsport, Harley Quinn, King Shark, and Peacemaker at great risk, yet Suicide Squad 3 supporters expect at least one of them to return.