As we called right from the very first trailer last year,
Well, almost. See, the first of this crew to die is Weasel (Sean Gunn), the human-sized, googly-eyed rodent who we learn eats children. Real cool guy, but at least he’s not a werewolf. He drowns during the Squad’s arrival offshore. Again, that’s just what we (and the other members) thought. During the mid-credits scene, we return to Corto Maltese to see Weasel cough and wake up. At which point he stands up and runs (very creepily I have to say) into the jungle, presumably to eat more children. Cool. As if a giant starfish monster mind-controlling the populace and destroying whole cities wasn’t enough.
Does this mean we’re about to see Weasel return in
The after-credits sequence, on the other hand, definitely sets up a future DC project. We see Steve Agee’s John Economos and Jennifer Holland’s Emilia Harcourt—two of Amanda Waller’s underlings—walking through a hospital. They quip that this new assignment is their punishment for their defiance of Waller earlier. (They recognized the Squad should not, in fact, get their heads blown up.) We then see a doctor walk them to an ICU room window where we see Peacemaker (John Cena), not dead after all.
Peacemaker’s rivalry with Bloodsport (Idris Elba) throughout the movie was supremely entertaining, which made their inevitable showdown when Peacemaker showed his true colors all the more satisfying. Peacemaker, being the violent boy scout he is, was the one Squad member who would fully and completely follow Waller’s horrible orders to the letter, even if it means killing everyone else. He and Bloodsport have a spaghetti western shootout which results in, we thought, Peacemaker’s death via throat-bullet.
But if you’ve followed the news, you’d know there was a pretty good chance Peacemaker would be okay. After making