Suicide Squad: Creepy New Enchantress Cover and Character Details

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - 11:57AM
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Suicide Squad
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - 11:57AM
Suicide Squad: Creepy New Enchantress Cover and Character Details
Most of the buzz about Suicide Squad has been about Jared Leto's Joker (and a little about Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn), but if any one character's appearance is getting us more excited for the movie, it's probably Enchantress. Here's the most recent Empire cover, featuring Cara Delevingne as the DC Comics villain:

New Enchantress Cover and Character Details

In this image, and in the equally awesome images released yesterday, Enchantress looks feral, primitive, and creepy, which is perfect for the character. This cover is more sexualized and exploitative than other promotional materials so far, but hopefully that's just to sell magazines, and doesn't speak to David Ayer's treatment of the character and actress.

In the comics, a shy artist named June Moone stumbles on a demonic presence in a castle and is possessed by Enchantress, an ancient sorceress. According to Delevingne, the character will have a similar origin story in the film:

Opening quote
"June is an adventure seeker who's always wanted some excitement," she told Empire magazine (via CBM). "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. She's an ancient sorceress. A feral being. She's been trapped for so long and know she's finally let out."
Closing quote

This means that Delevingne will essentially be playing two roles: the benevolent June and the evil Enchantress, who are inhabiting the same body. When asked how she differentiates between the two personas, the actress said,

Opening quote
"I'd gather the accent, which is deeper and posher than June's. And I'd blast Nick Cave's Red Right Hand, that song about the devil. Also a lot of Megadeth. Just evil stuff."
Closing quote

It's interesting to know her process for getting into character, and to be honest, this sounds much more reasonable than live rats and dead pigs

Suicide Squad opens in theaters on August 5, 2016.
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