James Gunn talks about how ridiculous and fun the movie’s main villain is. If you’ve seen the trailer for The Suicide Squad, you’ve seen that the upcoming DC film features Starro – the World Conqueror. Essentially a giant alien starfish, it’s certainly an interesting creature to have as a bad guy. And it’s right up Gunn’s alley.
This is what Gunn had to say about Starro:
“Starro is hilarious because he’s ridiculous. He’s a giant, cerulean blue starfish, but he’s also f*cking terrifying. When I was a kid I thought that was the scariest thing of all time… and I think that exemplifies what this movie is: it is ridiculous and it’s also terrifying, and serious. So he works really well as the villain of the movie- as one of the villains, actually.”
Gunn also wanted to touch upon the fact that his movie is not meant to try to upstage the first film, which was directed by David Ayer:
“It wasn’t something to contrast the first movie. It wasn’t about going through a checklist of this is good, this is bad, this works, this doesn’t… but the concept that [Suicide Squad creator] John Ostrander started with in the comics, that these are B-grade, shitty superheroes who are considered disposable by the U.S. government and are sent out on these black-ops missions, where they probably won’t make it but who gives a shit because they’re pieces-of-shit prisoners without many skills?”
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