James Gunn Squashes All Rumours Surrounding DC Character Poison Ivy’s Role in Suicide Squad 2

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American film director James Gunn has squashed all kinds of rumors that Poison Ivy will be making an appearance in his upcoming action venture titled Suicide Squad 2. The second installment in the franchise has long been talked about as a project to revive the DC Comics antihero Suicide Squad. According to reports, the second part’s list of main characters and the story has been kept under wraps. However, a few characters are expected to reprise their roles in the film. The upcoming flick is being considered as a blend of a complete reboot and a sequel.

Popular Characters Will Make a Comeback in the Sequel

According to reports, Margot Robbie will be returning as Harley Quinn, followed by Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) and Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), who was responsible was assembling every member of the Suicide Squad in the first film. Additional reports suggest the cast will comprise of new members such as Idris Elba, John Cena, Taika Waititi, Peter Capaldi, Pete Davidson in prominent roles.

According to reports, rumors of Alice Braga playing the role of Poison Ivy in Suicide Squad 2 started doing the rounds. Braga is known for her roles in I Am Legend, Predators, The Rite, Elysium, etc. James Gunn responded to the rumors and said that everything is baseless and not real.

It has been a long time since anyone saw the character of Poison Ivy on-screen. She last appeared in Joel Schumacher helmed Batman and Robin in 1997. The film’s story mainly revolved around Batman and Robin trying to stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing the town. Although, there are no concrete plans on introducing the evil character in the DC Comics Universe.

A Surprise for Fans at the DC FanDome Virtual Event

To know more about the upcoming movie, all the fans will have to tune in to DC’s FanDome virtual event. It will be a 24-hour event filled with information about future DC projects and upcoming films. The event will include more details about The Batman and the much-anticipated Zack Snyder’s Justice League. James Gunn’s participation in the convention was confirmed via a post on his official Instagram handle. Most of the cast will also be present along with the director.

The convention will go live on 22nd August 2020. There is a very high chance that everyone might come to know a little bit more about the plot of the film. Since Suicide Squad 2 has completed filming, the director might show a glimpse of what we can expect from the movie. The film has a premiere date set in the year 2021.

Many characters not returning from the first film will be Deadshot, Jared Leto’s Joker, Killer Croc, Katana, Enchantress/June Moon, etc.

Poison Ivy: A Villainous Character in the DC Comics

Poison Ivy is a character from the DC comics. Created by Robert Kanigher and Sheldon Moldoff, the character usually comes in the Batman stories. The villainous character is also shown as an occasional love interest of Batman. She has also teamed up with other DC characters such as Catwoman, Harley Quinn. Quinn is also shown as Ivy’s partner and romantic interest.

Poison Ivy is a botanist and biochemist who possesses a poisonous touch. She also has enhanced physical capabilities and paranormal control over plant life. The popular character’s outfit is somewhat iconic. She always appears in a one-piece costume in leaves and vines. Poison ivy uses plant toxins and mind-controlling pheromones for her criminal activities.

Poison Ivy was initially introduced as a supervillain, but The New 52 and DC Rebirth depicted her as an anti-hero. The New 52 is a complete 2011 revamp of the entire timeline of the ongoing monthly superhero DC comic books.

Every production house is gearing up for a line-up of films that have struck a chord with the audience over the past couple of years. Upcoming conventions will give us an insight into what we will be watching on the screens shortly. Let’s hope for the COVID-19 pandemic to get over soon enough to be a part of our favorite superheroes journey in the cinematic universe.

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