While there’s tons of general excitement surrounding DC’s upcoming film Suicide Squad, there’s still plenty about the film’s characters that is unknown. After all, outside of The Joker, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, and maybe Killer Croc, none of the film’s main characters has ever really had a true mainstream following. This, of course, is of great benefit to writer-director David Ayer, because it allows him some creative space to work with. It can also be a boon to the actors inhabiting the roles, who can have fun- essentially- creating what will become the best known version of these characters.
One of the actors who’s having fun with their Suicide Squad character is Cara Delevingne. In fact, when it comes to her, it sounds like you can add an “S” at the end because she’s really playing two characters in the film. One is Julie Moon, who she describes as “an adventure seeker who’s always wanted some excitement” in the latest issue of Empire Magazine. The other is Enchantress, who Delevingne says is “an ancient sorceress. A feral being. She’s been trapped for so long and now she’s finally let out.“
In the interview, the actress discusses the different elements that went into creating such disparate characters. While she seems to almost regard Moon’s fate as something tragic, it sounds like she had a blast creating Enchantress. “[Moon] gets what she wished for, but in a terrible way. At the start of the movie she discovers a cavern and finds…something…within” she says. To get into the mindset of Enchantress, Delevingne says “I’d gather the accent, which is deeper and posher than June’s. And I’d blast Nick Cave’s ‘Red Right Hand,’ that song about the devil. Also a lot of Megadeth. Just evil stuff.”
I, for one, am looking forward to going into Suicide Squad with my limited knowledge of these characters. Since I’m not beholden to any particular incarnation of Captain Boomerang, Rick Flagg, El Diablo, and so on, I’ll get to experience them all for the first time. I recall getting yelled at by readers on this site because I had to refer to WikiPedia to offer some details about Enchantress a few months ago, I think not having any clue who these people are will help, not hurt, my enjoyment of Ayer’s film.
Suicide Squad is set to come out August 5, 2016- and will feature Ben Affleck’s Batman, who will make his debut a few short months before that in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
SOURCE: Comic Book Movie