Without a doubt, Suicide Squad was one of the most controversial films of 2016. The film left fans setting on the fence of 'love and hate', when it came to the overall performance of the film. That said, many of the film's characters have taken the brunt of the wrath for the film's in-cohesiveness. Perhaps the film's most confusing character was The Enchantress. An archeologist turned possessed by a witch that plays the film's main villain. While the film did conclude with death of The Enchantress, it left many wondering whether or not we would see the return of the witch down the line. Let's take a look at what we know already, shall we?
The Death Of Enchantress
The climax of Suicide Squad showcased Task Force X taking on The Enchantress. Ultimately, Harley Quinn tricked The Enchantress and was able to retrieve Enchantress's heart from her chest using a sword slash. Killer Croc then hurls an explosive device toward The Enchantress and her swirling, blue, trash-hole in the sky, to which Deadshot would shoot. Thus, blowing up the witch and her self-assembled weapon of mass destruction. The Enchantress does manage to survive this explosion and forces Rick Flag no choice but to destroy her heart in order to finish her off.
The decision wasn't easy for him as he figured destroying The Enchantress's heart would mean not only the death of the witch, but the death of the host body and his lover June Moon. However, Flag does destroy the heart and was relieved when it did not kill June at the same time. So pretty much a happy ending right? Wrong. June living actually is a bad sign for Task Force X and the rest of the DCEU.
The Enchantress's Future
With The Enchantress's host body, June Moon, still alive, I personally believe that the witch herself survived as well. Why would The Enchantress be so seemingly relaxed with dying at the hands of Rick Flag? Reason, she has already found another way to live. Maybe she will live off of June's heart instead of her own?
This would allow The Enchantress a new way to survive that would ultimately cost her. Relying on June's more on June's body in order to live may give June more power over the witch in future DCEU films. This would allow Amanda Waller to have a better grip on the unpredictable witch and give her the leverage she needs. Maybe The Enchantress will actually be somewhat of a good guy (in the most bad guy way possible)?
It's also worth noting that actress Cara Delevingne that plays June Moon (The Enchantress) on screen has an unknown amount of films in her contract. When speaking about her DCEU contract with The Empire Film Podcast, here's what she had to say:
Empire Magazine: "Do you have sorta contract beyond Suicide Squad with DC?"
"I don’t know how much I’m gonna say… NO! [laughs] I don’t know, ahhhh! [laughs]"
To me, this sounds as if Warner Bros. is not quite fully sure what they want to do with the future of Cara's character. Then again, maybe we are looking in the wrong place?
The Enchantress In The Current DC Comics
In current DC Rebirth comics, there is big event that has just kickstarted called Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad. The importance behind this event is that The Enchantress is in it and seems to be very apart of Task Force X. While the witch is not fully cooperative, it's clear that Amanda Waller has close to full control.
The Enchantress's high involvement also leads me to believe that this is another clue to the theory of seeing the character return in the DCEU. That said, I'm well-aware that the comics don't always coincide with the films but I think this situation is different. DC could have easily replaced The Enchantress with a different Task Force X member by now, but they have chosen to keep the masses aware of The Enchantress as a character. Why? They believe that there is a good chance for the witch's return on screen. It's simple marketing. Call it being ahead of the curve if you will.
Honestly, I want to see The Enchantress return in the DCEU. All of the signs and possibilities are there, but mostly I want her return so that she has a chance to prove what a great character she is. I mean that dancing in Suicide Squad was weird right? Just like the rest of the DCEU, this character just needs some tweaking. That said, don't be surprised to see return to the big screen.
What do you think? Will The Enchantress return? Let me know in the comments down below!