The touching relationship that is formed between Bloodsport (Idris Elba) and Ratcatcher II (Daniela Melchior) in The suicide squad was one of the highlights of the movie, so it’s probably safe to say that most fans would have been more than a little upset if the movie’s ending included Ratcatcher’s brain on the wall. Gunn deleted the ending before submitting the script to Warner Bros., but here’s what he would have included:
By the very end of the film, Ratcatcher 2 had taken the information about Jotunheim. She had smuggled in and fled with all this information from Jotunheim, and the rest of the group didn’t know. And (Amanda) Waller blew her head after they got back to jail! At this point Harley tries to talk to Bloodsport – Bloodsport panics because he is connected to this person, like a girl. And he panics, and Harley is actually quite nice, in a weird way, trying to get Bloodsport to give up. But Bloodsport ends up shooting Waller in the heart with a combustible bullet and threatening to detonate it. It was a little complicated, but it was something like that. He didn’t shoot her in the heart. He shot him just below the heart with one of the explosive bullets, which we see Peacemaker using earlier in the movie. And now she has to do as he says.
More than a little gruesome, and you can certainly see why James Gunn chose to change this particular ending to The suicide squad. The director even added that it was ” really too dark ” for him. What do you think? James Gunn will be back at The suicide squad franchisee with Peacemaker, a spinoff series centered around the character of John Cena that will debut on HBO Max on January 13, 2022.