The Top 5 Fan Theories Surrounding Suicide Squad‘s Biggest Characters
Suicide Squad is all anyone can talk about rn. Superhero movies are a dime a dozen — Deadpool, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War AND X-Men: Apocalypse were all released this year — but antihero movies are a rare breed. That’s why fans of DC Comics are churning out theories about the villain-fueled flick like nobody’s business.
Naturally, since Margot Robbie‘s bubbly (and psychotic) character, Harley Quinn, takes up most of the time in the trailers, there are plenty of thoughts surrounding the supervillain, like the one that suggests she’s actually not going to be as prominent of a figure as many may believe. But the following five have been circulating across the Internet for quite some time now, and will really make you beg for August 5 to get here, ASAP:
1. The Joker is actually Batman’s former partner, Jason Todd (a.k.a. Robin). Jared Leto‘s character is the known mortal enemy of Batman, but there are a ton of rumors that suggest that, in the world of Suicide Squad, he was, at one point, Bruce Wayne’s closest ally.
One theorist notes that, “The Joker’s older age, matched with two scars (that appear as bullet holes in Robin’s old suit), have convinced many of the connection.” Sure, there’s also evidence pointing to The Joker killing Jason/Robin, which further ignites the feud between himself and Batman, but the OG theory’s far more interesting.
2. Batman’s the main villain. It’s clear in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that Ben Affleck‘s version of the vigilante is darker than anyone’s seen before. It’s also clear that law enforcement is not a fan of the Caped Crusader’s methods. So, what’s anyone to do? If the police believe Batman poses a greater threat to society than those they already locked up, then the most obvious answer is to hire a bunch of convicts to carry out his takedown. And, considering the entire plot of the movie is about a secret government agency that recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency, it doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibility that Batman’s demise is one of their missions.
3. …or Enchantress is the main villain. If you’ve been following along with all of the promo images and videos, then you may’ve noticed that Cara Delevingne‘s character (a.k.a. The Switcheroo-Witcheroo) is almost never depicted with her fellow villains. That’s why there’s a theory running rampant across the web that the Squad is hired to reel in the woman formerly known as June Moon.
4. Scott Eastwood is
Deathstroke Dick Grayson Grifter. The hottie’s role in the flick has been a secret since the very beginning. Who could he be?! There’s been plenty of talk about him portraying the world’s greatest assassin, Deathstroke, or Batman’s first sidekick, Dick Grayson (Robin), but one theorist claims he KNOWS who Scott is playing: Cole Cash a.k.a. Grifter.
“Grifter is described as a former member of Team 7,” says the theorist. “A group of military specialists from various government forces. After leaving the team, he was then brought into the service of one Jacob Marlowe to fight the super evil aliens known as Daemonites with his super ’90s teammates, the WildC.A.T.S.”
He continues, “Why would an Image Comics character be in a DC Comics film? Because Jim Lee’s studio, Wildstorm, was purchased by DC back in 1999. After several reboots of continuity and some crossovers, the Wildstorm Universe was fully integrated into the DC Universe during and following Flashpoint. So, it stands to reason that Jim Lee, the Co-Publisher of DC Comics, would want one of his original properties to make it to the big screen.”
5. Rick Flag is Bane in disguise. There’s not much evidence to support this theory (yet), but there’s been some discussion about the possibility, considering Tom Hardy, who originated the Bane role in The Dark Knight Rises, was originally cast as Rick Flag, the leader of the Suicide Squad in the comics, before he dropped out due to a
dislike for the script “scheduling conflict.” Just because the creators swapped him out for Joel Kinnaman doesn’t mean the guess is incorrect. We’ll see soon!
Do you have any Suicide Squad theories of your own? What do you think of all the ones you read above? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!
While you’re waiting for the release of Suicide Squad, here are all the famous females who could’ve portrayed Harley Quinn instead of Margot Robbie: