As one of the token super-powered cast members in ‘Suicide Squad‘ that isn’t a criminal, it looks like a few people watching from the outside might not think Katana is the sane one in the bunch. That is saying a lot considering Harley Quinn will be one of the members of this team. While Katana, whose real name is Tatsu Yamashiro, will be a hero in the movie, it seems like she’ll be talking to someone that no one else can see. Before you start thinking that she’s got voices in her head it is actually a matter of this fighter having a very special weapon.
Just like the comic version we’ll see Katana wielding the Soultaker and its name should give you an idea of exactly what it can do. The sword has the ability to steal the soul of everyone that it kills and keep it trapped within. There is one specific soul that we’ll see her talking to as well. So this isn’t a case of voices in her head but in her sword.
In a recent interview actress Karen Fukuhara who will be playing the character stated:
“She has her husband’s soul in her sword and I got to talk to Maseo throughout the film and yes, of course that’s the in the film, but you’ll have to wait and see how much of the plays into the movie.”
If you are unfamiliar with Katana and think that how dark of a DC universe that ‘Man of Steel’ has given us means that she killed her husband, then you’d be a little off here. The sword was used in her husband’s murder but it was by his brother who was a hardhearted member of the Yakuza who was also in love with Tatsu.
So while it may or may not be his brother that swings the blade in this version, I’m sure we’ll be seeing a similar story play out on screen when the movie is released.
Are you glad to hear that unlike the version of Katana in ‘Arrow’ that we’ll be getting a Soultaker pop up in ‘Suicide Squad’ that actually is true to its name? Share your thoughts below!
‘Suicide Squad’ directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez, and Karen Fukahara with Ben Affleck hits theaters on August 5, 2016.
Source: Cinema Blend
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