James Gunn was in charge of The Suicide Squad‘s Twitter “Watch Party” and fans and revealed many interesting details about not only the film’s performance but also his views on the film and the characters in it. One of these exciting revelations was Gunn sharing his views on who was the real filmmaker.
James Gunn Names The Suicide Squad’s True Villain
Naturally, the simple answer is the big alien star a handful of teams have to come together to go down to the end of the film rather than give the whole nation an island at the end, but Gunn has a vague answer.
You see, during the film, we find out that Starro was discovered in space by a United States astronaut. The astronauts introduced him to their work of art and the alien did not actually control the minds of the astronauts until it was manipulated by the astronauts. However, when the spacecraft returned to Earth, the United States government decided to install Starro in Corto Maltese in Jutenheim, where it was tested by Thinker for 30 years.
Therefore, Gunn explained that he actually sympathizes with Starro and that he thinks Amanda Waller is the real villain of the film.
It was Waller, after all, who sent the Suicide Squad to Corto Maltese not to underestimate this powerful alien who could have the minds of the whole nation, but rather to dispel any evidence that America supported this experiment. Not only that, but when Rick Flag wanted to let the world know what had happened to Starro, we read that Waller had secretly given the Peace Worker the responsibility to kill any member of the Suicide Squad who he thought could leak information.
In the end, even after all that, Waller was also determined to literally kill the members of the Group when they decided to kill Starro. That did not contradict Waller’s plan, as he noted, his intent was thwarted when the evidence was destroyed. He just hated Goldspot and some ignored his orders.
As soon as the Squirrel succeeded in killing Starro, its last shocking words put Gunn’s belief in empathy, as he died, “I was happy floating, staring at the stars.”