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While it has proven incredibly divisive among critics, fans truly seem to have enjoyed the hell out of David Ayer's Suicide Squad over the weekend when it finally hit theaters. Many have lauded the Task Force X adventure as a fun addition to the DCEU, and a major step forward for the DC cinematic superhero universe as a whole, and we're incline to agree. Even without heavy hitters like Batman and Superman in central roles, the whole affair proved intriguing, entertaining, and downright enjoyable for true DC fans.
All that being said, as much as we enjoyed Suicide Squad, we have to admit that the film raised certain questions that it never even bothered to answer. We've compiled a list of the six most pressing unanswered questions from David Ayer's recent supervillain team-up, because we're still scratching our heads trying to figure these ones out. Our hope is that a future sequel could shed some light onto these mysteries, but until then, we will be left wondering. With that in mind, let's get started with one of Suicide Squad's biggest unanswered questions.
Where Were The Justice League Members When Midway City Was In Danger?
The threat that Enchantress and Incubus pose to Earth in Suicide Squad rivals that of Zod in Man of Steel, or even Doomsday in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. All three of these movies revolve around potentially apocalyptic scenarios, which has us wondering why no major DC heroes show up in Midway City to combat the villains. Sure, Henry Cavill's Superman is no longer around to take care of major menaces, but Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) all clearly exist on the surface world, and Aquaman (Jason Momoa) most certainly pops up to lend a hand whenever "The King Tide" rolls in. The devastation shown in Suicide Squad is by no means contained, and we've been racking our brains wondering why we never saw the Batwing soar over Midway City to at least take a look at the chaos.
Why Did Joker Abandon Harley After Their Car Wrecked?
Weirdly enough, Jared Leto's Joker seems to genuinely care about Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn throughout the run of Suicide Squad in his own bizarre way. Compared to other incarnations of the characters, he really looks after her and tries his best to protect her -- even if he did initially torture her into becoming the villain we all know and love. With that in mind, it's legitimately odd that he simply disappears once their car crashes into the Gotham Bay when Ben Affleck's Batman chases them down. The Dark Knight enters the water mere seconds after the two clowns go down but Joker has almost magically disappeared and left his love behind as soon as the Caped Crusader reaches the vehicle. Another scene in the film literally shows the iconic Batman foe going out of his way to prevent Harley from drowning, so this sequence stands out as particularly odd to us.
What's With Boomerang And His Unicorn Fetish?
It goes without saying that no one expected Jai Courtney's Captain Boomerang to become one of the funniest characters in Suicide Squad. After all, two other characters are literally clown themed. He's got some of the best lines and gags in the movie, but one thing that's never really explained is his pink unicorn fetish. On the surface, it's a pretty funny image to see an Australian tough guy coddling an adorable stuffed animal, but it's also something with little-to-no basis on the source material. We want more insight into this weird facet of his personality, and we will totally pay full admission price for a Boomerang/Pinkie solo movie exploring those origins. We need answers, Mr. Ayer.
Did Joker Ever Get To Griggs?
When the Belle Reve guards take Harley Quinn out on a wheelchair in order to enlist her into Task Force X, she makes a remark that Ike Barinholtz' Griggs is "so screwed" despite the fact that he helped The Joker earlier in the film. That's pretty much the last we ever see of Griggs, and the movie never reveals his fate. Breaking his beloved out of prison at the end of Suicide Squad would likely have required an inside man, so it remains entirely possible that Joker actually left Griggs alive so he could continue milking favors out of him while making his life hell -- not unlike the classic "Joker's Favor" episode of Batman: The Animated Series. Griggs was a great character, and we want to learn more about his ultimate fate.
How Did Enchantress Escape A Sleeping June Moone?
June Moone (Cara Delevingne) very clearly doesn't like turning into Enchantress in Suicide Squad; it's a terrifying and unsettling experience for her. With that in mind, we're never given an explanation as to why June Moone says "Enchantress" in her sleep to summon the witch and make her go rogue in the first place. It's never implied that Enchantress somehow made Dr. Moone say this from the inside, and it's never fully explained why Moone would utter the one word she's terrified to say. We're willing to accept that Enchantress goes rogue, but the way in which she manages to escape is flimsy at best.
Why Didn't Enchantress Die When Waller Stabbed Her Multiple Times In The Heart?
As soon as Enchantress goes AWOL from the first mission to take down Incubus, Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) doesn't even hesitate -- she stabs the witches heart an almost unsettling amount of times. In the words of Will Smith's Deadshot, that's gangster. This clearly weakens the ancient and evil villainess, but she remains alive long enough to find her brother so he can give her half of his power. We would let this slide, but during the scene in the Pentagon where Amanda Waller begins poking and prodding the heart, it's clearly shown to have a much stronger effect on Enchantress' well-being. We're never given a proper explanation as to how June Moone and Enchantress managed to stay alive long enough to reach Incubus, and it's undeniably one of the film's biggest plot holes.
How Did The Joker Not Die In That Helicopter Crash?
The Joker has survived some insane stuff over the years in the comics. He's been shot in the head, he's had his face surgically removed and he's fallen from lethal heights more times than we can count. That being said, Suicide Squad presents us with a far more grounded take on the Clown Prince of Crime, and as such we cannot really sweep his inexplicable survival of a fiery helicopter crash under the rug. He clearly had a plan to escape the chopper, but all of that went awry as soon as it started taking fire. Suicide Squad already asks us to suspend our disbelief quite a bit, but this is one specific area that demands an answer.
Why Was Bruce Wayne Funding The Neck Bombs?
The mid-credits sequence at the end of Suicide Squad makes one thing abundantly clear: Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne does not approve of Task Force X. This generally falls in line with his depiction in the comics and the animated versions of the character, but it raises one very important question: why was Wayne's company funding the neck bombs? The movie plainly states that Van Criss Laboratories is a subsidiary of Wayne Industries, and Batman V Superman showed that Wayne plays an active role in conducting the business of his company. Obviously Bruce Wayne has funded some outlandish gadgets over the years (shark repellent, anyone?), but an injectable grenade the size of a rice grain seems to have a pretty singular, lethal purpose. If Bruce doesn't approve of the Suicide Squad, then someone at Van Criss is getting fired -- if Joker didn't already kill them.