James Gunn knows how to bring interesting comic book characters to life on the big screen; for proof, just look at “Guardians of the Galaxy” and its sequel. Gunn somehow made a talking raccoon and a mumbling tree lovable and fan-favorite characters, and now, he’s continuing that tradition with DC’s “The Suicide Squad.” Tasked with reinventing a film regarded as utter trash from just a few years ago, Gunn is recreating the antihero team-up flick, with some original squad members returning.
Margot Robbie is back as Harley Quinn, while Jai Courtney and Joel Kinnaman return as Captain Boomerang and Rick Flag, respectively. The rest of the Suicide Squad crew are all-new characters pulled from the DC comic books, and some are a little more obscure than others. In a recent press event for “The Suicide Squad,” Looper learned how Gunn decided to choose the other characters for his new movie. It turns out Google was his friend when it came to selecting one of the movie’s oddest characters.