In a new interview with Variety, Gunn revealed that he nearly pushed the already-bloody ending of The Suicide Squad to an even darker place. If you’ll remember, Starro kills poor Polka-Dot Man in the film’s finale No offence to Mr. Polka-Dot—who deserves to be beloved in his own right—but it turns out that Gunn wanted to go for a true gut-punch in that moment. The potential death? None other than the character you could argue is the true heart of the story: Ratcatcher 2.
“The original ending that I pitched, one main character died and one main character did not die,” Gunn said. “And the main character who died was was Ratcatcher 2. She was so sweet, I just felt like it was just too dark. Not that we don’t love Polka-Dot Man. We do. I just couldn’t [kill Ratcatcher 2]. So I relented.”
Well, phew. Considering that Daniela Melchior, who played Ratcatcher II in The Suicide Squad, recently said that she wants to see the character return in the DC Extended Universe as a true supervillain, we’re happy that she’s sticking around. Gunn wouldn’t have heard the end of it either, if he killed Ratcatcher 2 off. Plus, no shade to DC (maybe a little shade), but a rodent-controlling villain would be more compelling than just about any Superman villain we’ve seen this century. Let’s make it happen.
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