The Suicide Squad will play a role as part of a subplot in Marc Guggenheim, Keto Shimizu, and Joe Bennett’s Arrow Season 2.5 in a story that will resolve itself in a later issue.
The team will head to Black Adam’s homeland of Kahndaq for a mission that the writers say would be nearly impossible to do on television.
“Certainly we get to go bigger and bolder in this format, doing things that we can’t really accomplish with our production schedule and with our production budget – really spectacular action sequences, huge explosions […] In addition to that we can go places we can’t go in the show. We’re going to be doing a Suicide Squad [story] throughout this series that will be pages here and there and then wrapping up with a double digital issue/single print issue. That will take us to [the country of] Kahndaq, which is something we could never do on the show just because it’s impossible to shoot it. We’ll get to get into some geopolitics that we normally don’t really do on the show, a political fantasy of ‘What if the Suicide Squad could go in and fix some of these awful things that are happening in the world?'”
“What if?” indeed. Harley Quinn, notable member of the Suicide Squad, made a cameo on season 2 of Arrow. In the episode appropriately titled “Suicide Squad,” Harley Quinn, and her trademark pig tails, was in a cell with her back facing viewers. The character was played by actress Cassidy Alexa, but then voiced by Tara Strong.
It may not have been the appearance fans were expecting, but it was more than enough to send them into a frenzy, anticipating the character to make a proper debut in a latter season of the show. Will Harley Quinn be making an appearance in the digital comic? Fans will have to wait and see.
The team is being considered for a spinoff of its own, but don’t worry fans, they are set to make an appearance on Arrow’s third season.
The digital comic launched last week and will be alternating with the recently released The Flash Season Zero. Arrow returns October 8, following The Flash’s debut October 7 on the CW.