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The Suicide Squad’s James Gunn Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Teasing His Ideas For Weasel

Weasel in The Suicide Squad

Spoilers ahead for The Suicide Squad.

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The DC Extended Universe returned to theaters this summer with James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. The Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker killed off a ton of characters throughout the movie’s runtime, and fans are already hoping to see him return for a sequel. And Gunn can’t stop, won’t stop teasing his ideas for the horrifying character Weasel.

In The Suicide Squad, Weasel was one of the members of Task Force X’s first (doomed) team. He was seemingly the first to die, drowning as soon as the group departed the transport. But the mid-credits scene revealed the non-verbal creature was alive after all. James Gunn has been open about having future ideas for Weasel, and confirmed this with:

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Color me intrigued. James Gunn is a multihyphenate who has proven himself as a master of the comic book genre. As such, it should be interesting to see which of his future ideas for Weasel end up coming to fruition in the DC Extended Universe.

The above post comes to us from James Gunn’s personal Twitter account, where he and the cast of The Suicide Squad recently did an online watch party. Gunn offered plenty of behind the scenes information about his DC debut, while giving hope to future appearances for both Weasel and Nathan Fillion’s TDK.

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The character of Weasel was played on The Suicide Squad set by none other than Sean Gunn, who did the motion capture ahead of visual effects. Gunn is familiar with this work, as he does this same work playing Rocket Raccoon in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. We’ll just have to wait and see if/when Weasel returns to the DCEU.

While James Gunn has teased that he’s got plenty of ideas for future DC projects, first the visionary filmmaker will be returning to the MCU for a variety of Guardians of the Galaxy content. That includes the upcoming Vol. 3, as well as the Guardians Holiday Special and Groot animated shorts. Hopefully he gets to do some DC planning during this busy time as well.

Some comic book fans are actually hoping that DC and Marvel eventually get a crossover event, an idea that James Gunn seems open to. Specifically he'd love to combine his various CGI characters, namely Weasel, King Shark, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot. It sounds like a visual spectacle, even if it's unlikely to become a reality.

The Suicide Squad is in theaters now. Be sure to check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.

Corey Chichizola
Corey Chichizola

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.