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David Ayer's Suicide Squad has now arrived in theaters, but fans know that this is hardly the end for its large ensemble of characters. Following Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the movie is the third chapter of the DC Extended Universe, and as a result we can expect the film's various heroes and villains to show up in future franchise titles. Of course, after realizing that, one is left with one major question: exactly where are they going to show up?
To find an answer to this question, I've looked into my speculation crystal ball, and have determined where I think the still-living characters in Suicide Squad should appear next. Read on, and leave your own personal thoughts in the comments section below!
Where Suicide Squad Left Her: Those of you who stayed for at least half of the credits in Suicide Squad know that the last place we saw Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) wasn't negotiating deals with the titular group. In the extra footage, she can be found making a deal with Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) himself, making a trade of classified metahuman documents in exchange for protection in the blowback from the Enchantress debacle.
Where She Should Appear Next: Amanda Waller is a big deal in the DC Universe. She is probably best known for being the woman responsible for the organization of the Suicide Squad, but her role in that fictional world is far more important than that. She is often the government representative when it comes to dealing with superheroes and supervillains -- which is why we want to see her next in Justice League. Whatever goes down in that movie will surely catch the American government's attention, and Amanda Waller should be put on the front lines.
Where Suicide Squad Left Him: After saving Midtown City/the world in the events of Suicide Squad, Deadshot (Will Smith) finds himself balancing some ups and downs in his life. After all, he is one of the world's most dangerous assassins, and has killed a whole lot of people. He remains in isolation in Belle Reve most of the time, but thanks to a deal with Amanda Waller, he gets visitation with his daughter (Shailyn Pierre-Dixon) supervised by Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman).
Where He Should Appear Next: Deadshot's showdown with Batman was one of the biggest surprises in Suicide Squad, and we would certainly like to see the assassin get more time with the Bats. As a result, you might think that the best place for Floyd Lawton's next appearance could be in the solo Batman film... but you'd be wrong. David Ayer's movie did such a good job turning Lawton into a sympathetic villain that he really wouldn't work as a straight villain for Ben Affleck's in-development project. As a result, we think he should make the Suicide Squad series his central home, and Will Smith should make his next DC Extended Universe appearance in Suicide Squad 2.
Where Suicide Squad Left Her: Of all the characters left alive in Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) has arguably the most exciting conclusion in the film. While she at first seems entirely content to stay in her isolated cell -- now equipped with an actual bed and an espresso machine -- The Joker (Jared Leto) has other plans. With the help of his crew decked out in riot gear, The Clown Prince of Crime breaks into Belle Reve and tells her that it's time to go home.
Where She Should Appear Next: We've been hearing buzz about a possible Harley Quinn spin-off movie for months now, with the most recent word being that the studio is waiting to hear about response to Margot Robbie's performance. Now that the raves are in, it's time to pull the trigger on the project, and make it where the character will appear next. In addition to another character (who we will talk about in just a second), we'd love to see this movie co-star a new version of Poison Ivy, bringing the fan favorite duo from the comics together for a live-action adventure.
Where Suicide Squad Left Him: If you read this respective section under the Harley Quinn heading, you already have a clear vision on what happened to Jared Leto's Joker. While half of Suicide Squad tries to make the audience believe that the Clown may have actually died in a helicopter crash, the last scene proves otherwise, with the villain back at full power and rescuing his psychotic girlfriend.
Where He Should Appear Next: Joker spent all of Suicide Squad working to reunite with his darling Harley Quinn, and after getting back together at the end of the movie, we don't want to see them separated again. As a result, we want him to join the Maiden of Mischief in her potential future solo movie. Along with Poison Ivy, the three villains could create quite a bit of havoc in the streets of Gotham, and that could be a lot of fun.
Where Suicide Squad Left Him: If only Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) hadn't been such an asshole. While most of his Suicide Squad teammates walk away from the whole battle with the Enchantress with at least a some perks, he doesn't get anything in return for his constant complaining. Instead, he finds himself transferred to Belle Reve, trapped in isolation not unlike Deadshot.
Where He Should Appear Next: Suicide Squad makes a point of acknowledging Digger Harkness' origins as a Flash villain, and it's because of his connection with the Scarlet Speedster that we want to see him show up in the hero's upcoming solo movie (scheduled for release in March 2018). In reality, Jai Courtney never actually got to meet Ezra Miller, with the Flash cameo actually filmed on the set of Justice League. Even if he gets out of prison only to be thrown back in at the end of the movie, we want to see a legitimate showdown between Flash and Captain Boomerang.
Where Suicide Squad Left Him: Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) nearly suffers a significant loss by the end of the Suicide Squad, but rather than losing his love when the Enchantress dies, he is instead reunited with June Moone (Cara Delevingne). We don't know exactly what's going on with this relationship after the crisis is wrapped up, but as mentioned earlier, we do know that Flag is watching over Deadshot's visits with his daughter.
Where He Should Appear Next: Rick Flag is almost exclusively associated with Suicide Squad in the comics, so it just makes sense that Joel Kinnaman's character shows up next in Suicide Squad 2. It's a pretty plumb gig, as he can continue to orchestrate a rotating roster of various DC Comics bad guys, and bounce off of their various personalities. Ultimately the franchise should belong to Will Smith and Kinnaman.
Where Suicide Squad Left Her: Much like how Katana (Karen Fukuhara) didn't get much of an entrance in Suicide Squad, literally jumping on Rick Flag's helicopter at the last minute, she didn't get much of an exit either. After she helps the team of villains defeat Enchantress, she is left alive... but nothing really happens to her after that. We can assume that she continues to fight by Flag's side in the future, but that's just an assumption.
Where She Should Appear Next: David Ayer's movie didn't really give us enough of Katana for us to be super excited for her next appearance... but that doesn't mean we won't be happy to see her again. Given her association with Rick Flag, it makes sense that she will next show up in Suicide Squad 2. Of course, if DC Comics/Warner Bros. get around to making an Outsiders film at some point, we definitely want to see her on the lineup.
Where Suicide Squad Left Him: Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) is surprisingly content living in prison. Belle Reve provided him with a cell in a basement, flooded it to his desire, and he gets regular feedings of raw meat. After the events in Midtown City, the situation is made just a bit more comfortable, the reptile-esque criminal getting a cable-equipped TV streaming BET.
Where He Should Appear Next: Unlike many of the other characters assembled for David Ayer's movie, Killer Croc in the comics isn't really thought of when thinking about members of the Suicide Squad. Instead, he is primarily a Batman villain. Suicide Squad 2 is certainly on the table after his introduction in the new blockbuster, not to the mention the fact that he's still in Belle Reve at the end of the feature, but we'd much prefer to see him next in Ben Affleck's Batman film.