Most of the focus on DC’s upcoming ‘Suicide Squad‘ film has been on Jared Leto‘s new tattooed take of the Joker, fan favorite Harley Quinn played by Margot Robbie, and big name Will Smith‘s Deadshot. It’s about time that we learn a little more about the rest of the team Amanda Waller put together to fight criminals with criminals. Let’s talk about Enchantress, played by Cara Delevingne.
Enchantress was first a scientist named June Moon. She decides that she wants to live a little and finds her way to something mystical. Delevingne puts it this way speaking to Empire:
“June is an adventure seeker who’s always wanted some excitement. And she gets what she wished for, but in a terrible way. At the start of the movie she discovers a cavern and finds…something…within.”
It sounds like this is a case of a mostly normal person who finds an artifact or wizard or something that transforms them. It’s a big transformation. Moon is more-or-less possessed by an ancient spirit. Delevingne continues talking about her character after the change.
“She’s an ancient sorceress. A feral being. She’s been trapped for so long and know she’s finally let out.”
‘Suicide Squad’ director David Ayer underscores this with the Empire cover that he tweeted out yesterday.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) October 27, 2015
Sexy, right? She’s got a zombie-shawoman thing going on. The Enchantress isn’t a huge character in the comics. She came from humble beginnings fighting Supergirl before finding her way onto the Suicide Squad. This is DC’s first take on magic in their young cinematic universe. It will be interesting to see her capabilities compared to someone like Doctor Strange, Marvel’s first magic user to appear on film next year. Keep in mind, magic is one of the only things that hurt Superman, so maybe we’ll see a fun match up if the Squad one day meets the soon-to-be-formed Justice League on film.