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James Gunn Confirms Starro Isn’t The Suicide Squad’s Only Villain

May 16, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
The Suicide Squad

Starro will be one of the major threats that Harley Quinn and company face in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, but he won’t be the only one. Gunn spoke with Den of Geek for a new interview and confirmed that the cosmic mind-controlling starfish won’t be the only villain in the film.

“He does work really well as the villain of this movie, as one of the villains, actually, of this movie,” Gunn said. He went on to say that the character won’t just be a joke character, noting, “We get to see Starro’s story as well. We get to know a little bit about that character, and it’s not a one-dimensional guy.”

The film was written and directed by Gunn and stars Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Peter Capaldi, Sylvester Stallone, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson, David Dastmalchian, Michael Rooker, Taika Waititi, Nathan Fillion, Storm Reid, Daniela Melchior, Steve Agee, Sean Gunn, and Joaquín Cosío. It will bow in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6th and is described as follows:

Welcome to hell — a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.

Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and- destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.