In any superhero movie when there is a large ensemble, certain characters are bound to receive less screen time in lieu of bigger and more popular personalities.
To the casual viewer, Slipknot (played by Adam Beach) may seem like a lower level bad guy, since he was a fairly late addition to the Task Force X team in “Suicide Squad”. As a result, some fans may be wondering how did the character end up in captivity. Now it seems that a possible explanation has been revealed, and it involves Wonder Woman.
Unlike Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, and Enchantress, who all got a number of flashback scenes detailing how they were apprehended and sent to prison, we only met Slipknot moments before the Task Force X was assembled and were leaving on their first mission to Midway City.
You’ll probably remember Slipknot for punching an FBI agent, and escaping the fight scene with his signature rope/grapnel launcher. Empire news editor Nick de Demlyen took to Twitter to shed some light on what Slipknot was up to before the film’s events. Apparently, he was battling Wonder Woman.
— Nick de Semlyen (@NickdeSemlyen) August 6, 2016
Although we don’t know if this scene was ever included in the early drafts, Gal Gadot was never rumoured to be a part of the “Suicide Squad” production. Movie Web also reported that Slipknot “is referred to as a serial rapist”. Since the villain no longer has a role to play in the DC Extended Universe, this may be the best explanation people are going to get.
“Man, I would just love to see him become more involved in battling Wonder Woman. I joke about it, but that would be kind of a cool battle because I have unbreakable ropes and so does she…. I want to see him battling Wonder Woman and tying her up and seeing whose ropes are better,” expressed Beach.
We don’t think his odds are any good, but best of luck ;)
“Suicide Squad” was released in Malaysia on 4th August and is currently available at all major cinemas.