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Karen Fukahara Wants to Explore Katana’s Past in Suicide Squad 2

September 10, 2016 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Speaking at a Q&A panel at Rose City Comic Con, Karen Fukahara said that she would like to further explore Katana’s past in a Suicide Squad sequel or solo film. Fukahara was asked about what she would like to see Katana do next and said that she wants to explore the character’s past as depicted in the comic books.

“I would love that,” she said about the possibility of reprising the role. “For the first movie I think we did a really good job of showing snippets of each character’s past and history, but it was just a glimpse. And for the sequel I’d like to show a lot more about her relationship with Soutaker, her sword, and her relationship with her husband and where she came from.”

Fukahara, whose role in the DC Extended Universe was her first film, said she didn’t get a script or any indication of the role when she auditioned. She added, “When I found out it was like all hell broke loose.”

She had a lot of praise for her castmates during the panel, saying Margot Robbie “lived and breathed the character” of Harley Quinn and that Will Smith was a leader among the cast members. She added that she didn’t know that Ezra Miller would be appearing as The Flash in the film and her publicist had asked her if he was and said “No,” not knowing until she saw the final cut that she was wrong.

She also confirmed her set “gifts” from Jared Leto as Joker, having received a box of sex toys, her “first porn magazine” and used condoms.

You can see video of Fukahara showing off a self-defense move with the Q&A host below: