The Suicide Squad might need primarily pressed the reset button on its supervillain franchise, however it continues within the footsteps of the primary movie by having a post-credits scene. Fortunately, writer-director James Gunn hasn’t given in to his excesses right here although — not like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which had 5 scenes through the credit, The Suicide Squad has only one. Or two, relying on the way you have a look at it — the primary one appears like part of the movie’s true ending, however your mileage would possibly differ. They do have one thing in widespread although, with folks getting back from (presumed) loss of life on each counts. Let’s dive into The Suicide Squad post-credit scene.
Warning: spoilers forward for The Suicide Squad. Proceed at your individual threat.
The Suicide Squad ending, defined
In Gunn’s new DC film, Job Pressure X’s large new mission takes them to a fictional island known as Corto Maltese, the place the brand new gang ultimately study that the US authorities made a secret take care of the native dictator household to conduct scientific experiments in a Nazi-era laboratory tower. The topic? An alien starfish known as Starro who grew in dimension each time one among its mind-control spores hooked up itself to a human face. So when it is launched unintentionally 30 years later, Starro finally ends up killing everybody across the tower, earlier than happening a rampage by town.
Assessment: The Suicide Squad Is Extra Than DC’s Guardians of the Galaxy
Technically, Job Pressure X has fulfilled its mission because it concerned retrieving a tough drive from the mainframe, thereby maintaining America’s function secret to stop worldwide outcry. However as they see Starro run riot by Corto Maltese, the remaining members of the brand new Suicide Squad — Bloodsport (Idris Elba), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), King Shark (voiced by Sylvester Stallone), Polka-Dot Man (David Dastmalchian), and Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior) — determine to go in opposition to mission directive and cease the large alien monster.
Polka-Dot Man is killed within the course of, however Ratcatcher 2 saves the day by summoning all of Corto Maltese’s rats and setting them on Starro. In the meantime, Harley makes use of a javelin and stabs the creature in its large eye. With Starro lifeless, Bloodsport makes use of the onerous drive as leverage to free the staff from Job Pressure X boss Amanda Waller (Viola Davis). If she detonates the bombs in any one among their heads, the information from the onerous drive shall be leaked to the worldwide press by way of a publicly-available on-line folder. Waller accepts the deal, and ferries them out of Corto Maltese on a helicopter.
As they fly away, Ratcatcher 2 leans on her new good friend King Shark, Harley smiles to herself, and Bloodsport lastly overcomes his worry of rats, stroking Ratcatcher 2’s pet rat Sebastian. The Suicide Squad cuts to a title card however that is not the tip of the movie. Proper after the title card, we lower to Weasel who had been presumed lifeless by drowning initially of the film. However he made it, it appears, as he coughs up water after which involves his senses. Getting up, Weasel then runs in the direction of the Corto Maltese jungle on what appears to be like like the identical evening as his loss of life. I am guessing he obtained misplaced within the jungle.
The Suicide Squad post-credits scene, defined
After all of the credit have rolled and we finish on one other title card, The Suicide Squad jumps to a hospital the place two of Waller’s aides, John Economos (Steve Agee) and Emilia Harcourt (Jennifer Holland), are with a feminine physician. She explains that they discovered the affected person within the rubble and had been shocked to find that his coronary heart was nonetheless beating. She wasn’t sure about transport him from Corto Maltese to the US, however she too has been stunned by his resilience. Who’s the affected person then? It is Peacemaker (John Cena), who has mysteriously survived a Bloodsport bullet (and tons of rubble).
“You realise that is revenge, proper? Waller is aware of we double crossed her, and he or she’s getting again at us by saddling us with this douchebag,” Economos says to Harcourt who nods. “I heard he was form of a hero down in Corto Maltese,” the physician provides, just for Economos to strongly disagree. The physician wonders what they need him for, and Harcourt replies: “Simply to avoid wasting the f–king world, that is all.”
No, that is not a setup for the yet-to-be-confirmed The Suicide Squad 2 — or Suicide Squad 3, if we’re counting the primary movie — however fairly a TV collection that has already been unveiled. In September final yr, HBO Max introduced a Peacemaker spin-off collection written and directed by Gunn, set to premiere in January 2022. And now that we all know he is nonetheless alive, Peacemaker couldn’t solely delve into his origins, as Gunn beforehand mentioned, but additionally discover his life after the occasions of The Suicide Squad. No matter this new “save-the-world” mission is.
The Suicide Squad is now taking part in in cinemas worldwide and on HBO Max within the US. In India, The Suicide Squad is out there in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.
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