‘Suicide Squad’ will feature a host of major DC villains, working for the U.S. government in exchanged for commuted prison sentences. It will also feature some less well-known character and among them is Firestorm foe Slipknot, a criminal who uses ropes as his major tools of the trade. In the comics, Slipknot was a short-lived member of the team whose arm was blown off after he fled from an unravelling mission, by one of the explosive devices used to ensure the villains’ obedience.
In the film, the crook, whose real name is Christopher Weiss, will be played by Adam Beach (‘Cowboys and Aliens’, ‘Windtalkers’, ‘Flags Of Our Fathers’).
Beach recently opened up about his killer new role:
“My version is basically a guy who’s just pissed off to be there, he’s an angry boy. But ya know, he’s like everybody else, he is a hired mercenary, assassin killer, so you know that paying the right money and he’ll get the job done. And as long as I kept that nature about him that he can in any minute hang you with his ropes or stab you in the back, he is as worse as the Joker and Deadshot and Harley Quinn, that’s the beauty of it, we all filled the shoes of these villainous characters that are hired killers and now we’re asked to go and save the day in some shape or some form, how do you contain that?!”
He spoke specifically about Slipknot’s unique skills and what he brings to the team:
“Everybody’s been through the assassin’s drill of training to kill. My skill is the ropes. Give me a rope and I can fight with it, I can tie you up. They were teaching me a move where if you try to throw a punch, I can use a rope to grab that punch, put the rope around your neck and just drop my weight and it snaps your neck. There’s a lot of martial art skills you can use with the rope and it was pretty cool, man!”
He indicates that each character has their own “technique” that rounds out the team and all of that will be on display in the film.
Are you intrigued to see this lasso-slinging criminal in action? And could there be a face-off with Wonder Woman and her Magic Lasso in the future?
‘Suicide Squad’ , directed by David Ayer, will be released on August 5th, 2016 and stars: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez, and Karen Fukahara.
Source: Rama Screen