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Spoilers ahead for The Suicide Squad.
It’s been a few weeks since the DC Extended Universe expanded with James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. The R-rated blockbuster included a ton of colorful characters, most of which didn’t make it out alive. That includes the non-verbal creature Weasel, and Gunn recently shared a horrifying cosplay of that character.
The cast of The Suicide Squad was massive, as James Gunn set up two teams that made up Task Force X. Wesel definitely had a funny presence, as the disturbing looking character seemingly perished first after not being able to swim. One fan made their own cosplay as Weasel, resulting in Gunn sharing it with fans. Check it out below:
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to unsee this image. While the appearance itself is unnerving, clearly this fan of The Suicide Squad took the time to get specific when becoming Weasel. Let’s break down what we’re being shown here.
The above image comes to us from James Gunn’s personal Instagram account. He’s super active on social media, using his platform to directly communicate with followers about projects like Guardians of the Galaxy and The Suicide Squad. So when a cosplayer managed to make a spot on cosplay for Weasel, the filmmaker couldn’t help but share it with all of us. It's the bulging eyes that really capture it, although the fur suit seems to also be the perfect color.
The Suicide Squad is available for a limited time on HBO Max, which is also the streaming home of the greater DCEU. You can use this link to sign up for the streaming service.
When Jamed Gunn shared this A+ Weasel cosplay to his 1.7 million Instagram followers, it also got the attention of some members of Task Force X. Namely Daniela Melchior, who played favorite Ratcatcher 2 in The Suicide Squad. She commented twice, congratulating the cosplayer on a job well done. Javelin actor Flula Borg also responded, saying:
Weasel was portrayed by Sean Gunn on set for The Suicide Squad, with the actor used to this type of motion capture thanks to standing in for Rocket Raccoon in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. We’ll just have to wait and see if Weasel ends up appearing in another DC movie, as the post-credits scene showed that he actually survived nearly drowning in the movie’s opening sequence.
Prior to the release of The Suicide Squad, James Gunn teased that he has more DC projects in his twisted mind-- including the upcoming Peacemaker series. But first he’ll return to the MCU for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, as well as the Guardians Holiday Special and animated Groot shorts.
The Suicide Squad is in theaters now. Be sure to check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.
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