Following Marvel Studios’ lead, Warner Bros. and DC have joined forces to build the DC Extended Universe: a movie series that has so far focused on superheroes, with the 2013 Superman reboot Man of Steel, and the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The third installment will pivot the focus onto DC’s super-villains, with 2016’s Suicide Squad. David Ayer’s ensemble film has top government official Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) recruiting many a notorious bad guy to take on the world’s most dangerous missions.
While we have already know quite a bit about some of the main characters – especially Jared Leto’s Joker – one of the film’s mysteries is what role Enchantress, played by Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns), will play in the film and the shared universe. Now some more information about Delevingne’s look and character in the movie have been revealed.
Delevingne, speaking to Empire (via CBM) discussed taking on the role of June Moone – a character she previously described as a “mousy scientist”. It sounds as though some thrill seeking is what leads Julie to become the more feral Enchantress. Though the is cagey about the specifics, Delevingne does talk about Moone’s thirst for adventure and ill-fated wish fulfillment:
“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.”
What exactly June finds in that cave is a mystery though it is safe to assume that this is what triggers his transformation, with Moone becoming possessed by the spirit of Enchantress in Suicide Squad. As Delevingne teased during her Empire interview:
“She’s an ancient sorceress. A feral being. She’s been trapped for so long and know she’s finally let out.”
Delevingne also elaborated on her acting process, and how she prepares herself to play two very different characters:
“I’d gather the accent, which is deeper and posher than June’s. And I’d last Nick Cave’s Red Right Hand, that song about the devil. Also a lot of Megadeth. Just evil stuff.”
Ayer, as it were, has Tweeted out a pair of Empire Magazine covers – one featuring Delevingne fully-transformed into Enchantress, the other providing yet another look at Jared Leto’s Joker and his well-known tattoos. You can check both of those images out, below:
It’s still unclear to what extent Enchantress will factor into the Suicide Squad as a whole, how she will interact with Mr. J, and if she will be friend or foe to the team. Hopefully more information about her role both in the film and the DC Extended Universe will continue to be released as the release date get closer. Based on the small amount of information we do have, though, Delevingne’s character may be a very interesting one to watch develop.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on March 25, 2016, followed by Suicide Squad on August 5, 2016; Wonder Woman on June 23, 2017; Justice League Part One on November 17, 2017; The Flash on March 23, 2018; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League Part Two on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern on June 19, 2020.