The first Suicide Squad won an Oscar, but not much love from the fans. It was in Hair & Make Up, to save you frantically Googling what on Earth the Academy could have recognised from this mess.
For a long time, it appeared that any sequel would be met with a lukewarm reception. But not any more.
Enter James Gunn, acclaimed director of Guardians Of The Galaxy and Slither. After being cruelly dumped by Disney for old jokes he’d apologised for before Guardians 1 came out, his future looked bleak. Not only was his shot at running the Marvel Cosmic Universe gone, but his chance at quite a few other franchises too. Disney owns a lot these days, after all.
But they don’t own DC. And now anticipation for the Suicide Squad sequel is bubbling over as fans can’t wait for Gunn to get his claws into these classic characters. There’s certainly a hell of a lot to fix, but Gunn’s more than up to the task.
If he wants Suicide Squad to compete with his former love Guardians though, there are some serious issues he needs to sort out first...
7. Add Killer Frost
Danielle Panabaker has been killing it as this frosty villain in the DC TV universe. And the more fans get, the more fans want, leaving many clamouring to see her on the big screen.
It’s not without good reason either. She could really bring something new to the Squad, and James Gunn is definitely the director to do that. A complex villain in the vain of Guardian’s Nebula, Killer Frost could add the depth that the first movie was desperately lacking. Teaming up with Firestorm on occasion (much like Nebula and Gamora), Killer Frost seems tailor made for Gunn’s ability to dig deep into each of his characters’ psyche.
Her story is one you can’t help but feel needs to be told as well. She played only a bit part in the first Injustice game, missing out on the sequel completely.
Caitlin Snow had her body merged with super-chilled coolant after her Arctic research base was attacked by HIVE terroristsThis terrible accident turns her into a heat vampire. And if that’s not the coolest (eyyy!) character you’ve ever heard of, you need to give me a look at your comic book collection.