‘Suicide Squad’s Karen Fukuhara Wants to Explore Katana’s Backstory in Sequel

By September 14, 2016

There were a lot of problems with how Suicide Squad chose to develop a number of its characters, with some histories being completely passed over, others being the victims of poor editing choices (looking at you, Harley and The Joker), and others you could tell, were never even going to be explained in the first place. No matter how frustrating that may sound and be for viewers.

For Karen Fukuhara’s Katana, you got the feeling that she fell into the latter option, being introduced quickly and haphazardly right before the team’s mission, with Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) giving brief, strange descriptions of her skills and her sword.

While speaking at the Rose City Comic-Con though (via 411Mania), Fukuhara showed an enthusiasm towards getting to explore Katana’s backstory more in a Suicide Squad sequel:

“For the first movie I think we did a really good job of showing snippets of each character’s past and history, but it was just a glimpse. And for the sequel I’d like to show a lot more about her relationship with Soultaker, her sword, and her relationship with her husband and where she came from.”

Right now, I think fans are more concerned about seeing a director’s cut of the film, than they are a sequel. However, we know that Warner Bros. was working on a sequel for the film long before it was even released, and while it’s difficult to know where are those plans are at now after the film’s negative critical reception and mixed reactions from fans.

Whenever we do end up seeing a Suicide Squad sequel though, it’ll be interesting to see if we get all of the same characters again, or if some of them will be left/replaced. Unfortunately, I don’t think Katana’s place in the Squad was necessarily cemented all that well in the first film, so I could see her future in the franchise, going either way.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable