While rumors have swarmed around the idea that Jared Leto's Joker would be the primary antagonist of Suicide Squad, it seems now that the tides have changed, with a new report from Heroic Hollywood that alleges a completely new idea involving the villain that the anti-hero team must face.
As per usual, the rumors are unconfirmed -- so take the following with a grain of salt.
The latest rumor is the main villain of the movie is The Enchantress, and she is in search of her brother who she wants to resurrect. The Suicide Squad is sent on a mission to stop her from destroying the world.
If you look again at the recent comic con trailer, the clues are pretty much there. Whether or not The Enchantress is out to resurrect her brother remains to be seen, but the hero shots of Suicide Squad together as a team, she is mysteriously absent.
Therefore, The Enchantress being the main villain is within the realm of possibility. What is in those mysterious underground caverns she explores? Why is she lying down in water under a mysterious pentagram looking all possessed?
This take on the Enchantress is a fresh, new look at the character, giving her more than just a costume change -- in the comics, Enchantress has no blood relatives, and joins Task Force X (the Suicide Squad) in order to keep her wild powers, which she sees as her "evil side", in check.
The rumor also lends support to what myself and other fans have been speculating for a while: that Leto's Joker exists only in flashbacks that tell Harley's story, possibly "haunting" her (and, if Batman v Superman's flash of the Joker's graffiti over Jason Todd's old Robin uniform is any indication: the rest of the DC universe) in memories as she moves forward to join the new team. What's more, the Joker hasn't even been rumored to appear in [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870), at least, not rumors with any credibility, which means that it could be a while until we see him fully in action -- as far out as the 2019 Batman standalone film, possibly.
The Enchantress' motivations are a little murky, and while this particular plot line is still just a rumor, it's interesting to think that Cara Delevingne's Enchantress might be going down the dark path of desperation that we didn't see Wanda Maximoff take in [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035). What? Parallels are fun.
Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5, 2016.