It’s starting to look like the main threat of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, might not be Earthbound. Folks such as Knight Edge Media have seemingly have spotted a blurry shot of what looks to be one of Starro The Conqueror’s facehugger-like alien creatures on the face of a soldier the Suicide Squad as taken out.
A villain that has already been previously rumored for the sequel via Splash Report.
I’ve tried to make the pink creature as clear as possible with my own edited screenshots which you can see below. Images were taken from the sizzle reel/behind-the-scenes video revealed during DC FanDome over the weekend.
James Gunn could have decided to use Starro as a slight nod to his sci-fi horror film Slither from 2006. While fans have assumed Taika Waititi would be voicing King Shark, there is a good chance Starro could be an option.
There seem to be more soldiers with the pink creature in the background that I can spot but are much harder to make out in the image.
This wouldn’t be the only alien character in the film as in the comic books Mongal (played by Mayling Ng) is an alien warlord.
The Suicide Squad is set to be released on August 6th, 2021.