Being the first The Suicide Squad spinoff TV shows, Peacemaker may not be alone as it already hinted at the next perfect spinoff. The last decade marked the development of the superhero movie genre with the linked universes of TV series and movies, and with Man of Steel (2013) the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) joined the playground. Ever since its commencement, the DCEU has experienced highs and lows, and as Justice League did not come up to audiences’ expectations, Warner Bros. decided it is time to shake up its superhero universe. This led to some characters getting their own movies as well as some movies getting sequels.
The Suicide Squad, a 2016 movie directed by David Ayer, belongs to the latter category. As several backstage issues caused the movie to be a failure to critics, Warner Bros decided to go a different direction for The Suicide Squad’s sequel. Directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad follows Ayer’s prequel. It brought back some members of the original Task Force X and presented some new faces, most of whom did not survive the first 10 minutes. Two Task Force X teams were created by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), with the first one killed in the first act except for Harley Quinn and Rick Flag. The leading role was, therefore, transferred to the second team including Bloodsport (Idris Elba), Peacemaker (John Cena), King Shark (voiced by Sylvester Stallone), Polka-Dot Man (David Dastmalchian) and Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior).
Later, together with Rick Flag and Harley Quinn, the team broke into an underground laboratory in Corto Maltese, confronting The Thinker (Peter Capaldi) and Starro the Conqueror, a huge alien starfish that The Thinker was researching. In the end, Bloodsport, King Shark, Harley Quinn and Ratcatcher 2 survived. Surprisingly, Peacemaker also made it, as the post-credits scene revealed. And Peacemaker now has the chance to come back in his own TV series, in which audiences will discover more about his origins as well as his missions following The Suicide Squad. However, he may not be the only character to get this opportunity. As James Gunn hinted in a Screen Rant interview, it is likely that more spinoffs of The Suicide Squad will be made, with a perfect one already revealed in the movie: a TV show featuring Ratcatcher 2.
According to Gunn, Ratcatcher 2 is the heart of The Suicide Squad, and her tragic backstory and kind-hearted characteristic (especially for animals) touched the audiences and added to the emotional side of a movie focusing on action and humor. Due to the large number of characters in The Suicide Squad, it is reasonable that audiences look forward to exploring more about Ratcatcher 2’s storyline, thus making it a perfect fit for a spinoff series. This possibility of a Ratcatcher 2’s TV series could also involve King Shark. The two became friends in The Suicide Squad despite King Shark’s attempt to feed on Ratcatcher 2 when they first met. A Ratcatcher 2’s TV show could exploit this bond and follow them on missions, in which audiences could expect a great amount of humor and blood, since that is the way King Shark is.
James Gunnn has made no confirmation nor denial about the making of more The Suicide Squad spinoffs, but with viewers’ positive responses to Peacemaker so far, we can expect for more spinoff series in the future. Gunn introduced some potential characters in The Suicide Squad, and a Ratcatcher 2’s spinoff TV show can not only keep audiences in high hopes for more sequels but also explore more about such an amusing yet mysterious character.