The Suicide Squad is set to be released this Friday, and while there are a number of things about the film that have been kept very hush-hush, one major aspect that is in no way a secret is that not everyone in the cast is going to make it out of the action alive. Writer/director James Gunn has made some notable promises about a significant body count generated from the large ensemble of DC characters, and fans everywhere are excited to find out who lives and who dies.
But what if their fates weren’t left in the hands of Gunn? What if instead each character in the new movie had the chance to choose their own ideal exit from the mortal coil? Well, by watching the video above you’ll discover what that version of The Suicide Squad might have looked like.
Late last month I had the pleasure of interviewing the cast of The Suicide Squad during the new blockbuster’s virtual press day, and I asked everyone the same spoiler-free question: if your character could choose their ideal death, what would it be? The answers I got were not only appropriate for each of the characters in question, but fun, diverse, and funny.
As you’d expect, there are a few blaze of glory options taken, but even within that there is still a certain variety. Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, for example, is looking to go down not unlike Al Pacino’s Tony Montana in Scarface, and Idris Elba envisions Bloodsport receiving a fatal blow only after a marathon on the battlefield that takes every ounce of strength out of him.
Both Daniela Melchior’s Ratcatcher 2 and Nathan Fillion’s T.D.K. would prefer to pass away peacefully in their sleep, which certainly makes them the most sensible members of the cast.
My favorite responses, though, are the super weird ones. David Dastmalchian sees the superlative death for Polka-Dot Man coming as a result of an overdose on Candy Dots, which would give him a nice little sugar high to counterbalance his depressive emotional state; John Cena sees Peacemaker going out in pure rock star fashion (leaving the rest to the imagination); and Mayling Ng feels that Mongal’s best ending would come as a result of her literally crushing a planet between her legs. And as for Flula Borg’s Javelin and Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang… you should really watch the video.
Starring all of the actors mentioned above along with Viola Davis, Sylvester Stallone, Alice Braga, Michael Rooker, Steve Agee, Peter Capaldi, Pete Davidson, and more, The Suicide Squad is arriving both in theaters and on HBO Max this Friday, August 6. The film is the best blockbuster we’ve seen thus far this summer, and one of the must-sees of 2021. Check it out, and be sure to head back here to CinemaBlend after, as we have plenty more fun content coming your way.