THE SUICIDE SQUAD Star Daniela Melchior On Ratcatcher's DCU Future: "I Can't Wait To Wake Her Up"

THE SUICIDE SQUAD Star Daniela Melchior On Ratcatcher's DCU Future: "I Can't Wait To Wake Her Up" THE SUICIDE SQUAD Star Daniela Melchior On Ratcatcher's DCU Future: "I Can't Wait To Wake Her Up"

Could we see Cleo Cazo, aka Ratcatcher 2, in the DCU? Daniela Melchior doesn't reveal if she's spoken to James Gunn about potentially reprising her role, but she is more than open to returning...

By MarkCassidy - Mar 25, 2024 07:03 PM EST
Filed Under: The Suicide Squad

Daniela Melchior arguably emerged as the breakout star of James Gunn's The Suicide Squad back in 2021, with many hailing her character, the sweet-natured Cleo Cazao/Ratcatcher 2, as the heart and soul of the movie.

The disappointing box office performance of the R-rated "requel" always made a direct follow-up unlikely, but Peacemaker (John Cena) was given his own spin-off series, and we know that at least a couple of other characters - Viola Davis' Amanda Waller and Sean Gunn's Weasel, for example - will make the jump to the relaunched DCU.

With James Gunn calling the shots as co-CEO of DC Studios, is there a chance we might see the snoozy young anti-hero and her furry sidekick Sebastian again?

Melchior has previously said that she hasn't heard anything about a potential return, but sounded a little more positive about possibly suiting-up as Ratcatcher again while chatting to journalist Nestor Cine.

"I'm open to explore another [DC] character, but I'm also open to explore more Ratcatcher 2 background or even like her future. I've been saying that Ratcatcher 2 is taking a nap right now, but I can't wait to wake her up."

In a 2021 interview, Melchior revealed that she almost lost out on the role by getting too glammed-up for a meeting with Gunn and producer Peter Safran.

“I wore a biker jacket, skinny jeans, full makeup,” recalls Melchior, who was persuaded to get her glad rags on for the meeting by her manager. "After that meeting, they looked at each other and said, ‘no'."

Fortunately, when she returned the next day for the audition and a chemistry test with a real rat looking a lot more like “that weirdo, creepy girl” they were looking for, Gunn was won over and she landed the part.

As for the rest of Cleo's Task Force X teammates, bringing back Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn would seem like a no-brainer - especially after the massive success of Barbie - but Gunn recently stated that he hadn't spoken to the actress about a potential return.

"I haven’t talked to Margot about Harley for a long time. But I’d love to work with her again as Harley or as someone else. There are no plans at this time for anyone else to play Harley (I mean, other than in Todd’s movie or the animated show/s.)"

Something tells us we haven't seen the last of Gunn's version of Task Force X, but when and where she could show up again is anyone's guess.

"The government sends the most dangerous supervillains in the world -- Bloodsport, Peacemaker, King Shark, Harley Quinn and others -- to the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Armed with high-tech weapons, they trek through the dangerous jungle on a search-and-destroy mission, with only Col. Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave."

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TheVandalore - 3/25/2024, 7:40 PM
She was not very good in Road House.
mountainman - 3/25/2024, 8:05 PM
@TheVandalore - Was anybody good in Road House?
TheVandalore - 3/25/2024, 8:09 PM
@mountainman - the camera man was the only person that showed up for work.
OriginalGusto1 - 3/25/2024, 8:53 PM
why the [frick] did you even pay to see Roadhouse?
Vigor - 3/25/2024, 9:08 PM
@OriginalGusto1 - I think roadhouse is on Netflix. Or could be Amazon. Either way no more money's than what is given in subscription costs were given out to see this movie
GarthRanzz - 3/25/2024, 9:15 PM
@mountainman - My advice to anyone wanting to watch Road House is first you need to go back and watch the classic one first. Then when that one ends,shut off your tv and go to bed.
AnthonyVonGeek - 3/25/2024, 9:57 PM
@mountainman - it’s a bad cheesy movie. Conner was channeling Colin Ferrells Bullseye from the Daredevil movie and Jake played Dalton like he was Forrest Gump. And there’s no Wade Garrett
mountainman - 3/25/2024, 10:10 PM
@AnthonyVonGeek - I’m really not a fan of the original so I didn’t expect much here. I feel like Road House is like the band Creed - more popular in online meme culture than by actual fans.
OriginalGusto1 - 3/25/2024, 10:16 PM
@Vigor - It's Monday, 10ish pm, I'm wasted, talking to the math.
OriginalGusto1 - 3/25/2024, 10:16 PM
I can't work my socks.
dragon316 - 3/26/2024, 3:58 AM
@TheVandalore - she was in roadhouse had not notice it was ok remake hood for this generation not good stay as original
Vigor - 3/26/2024, 5:10 AM
@OriginalGusto1 - AA
OriginalGusto1 - 3/27/2024, 10:33 PM
@Vigor - OK
DocSpock - 3/25/2024, 7:43 PM

Meh. ZZZzzzz...

lazlodaytona - 3/26/2024, 6:35 AM
@DocSpock - i liked her just fine. she really didn't have a lot to do but man she shivers-me-timber
DocSpock - 3/26/2024, 6:39 AM
@lazlodaytona -

I can certainly get behind that!
lazlodaytona - 3/26/2024, 6:43 AM
@DocSpock - as long as i can get in front of that...
DocSpock - 3/26/2024, 8:21 AM
@lazlodaytona -

Wait. I must be drunker than I thought. I thought I quit the porn biz after all of Gusto & Supercats lousy reviews.

TheVisionary25 - 3/25/2024, 7:51 PM
I hope we do see her as Ratcatcher again since I liked her performance aswell as the character , she was the heart of the film imo…

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She did well in Road House too (decent film overall imo) so I’m glad she’s slowly building herself in Hollywood.
TheVisionary25 - 3/25/2024, 7:55 PM
However , if Gunn does decide to cast her as a new character in the DCU (which I find unlikely) then I think she could make a good Zatanna.

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KaptainKhaos - 3/25/2024, 8:02 PM
She was the best part of Road House
TheVandalore - 3/25/2024, 8:12 PM
@KaptainKhaos - she was also the fight choreographer? Because nothing about Road House was the best thing about Road House, but if you shut your brain off then the fight work was at least manic and was trying to have some style.
RubyRhod - 3/25/2024, 9:21 PM
Sorry hun, that's not going to happen, Mr Gunn is draining the swamp
TheLobster - 3/25/2024, 11:13 PM
I liked her in TSS but I don’t think there’s much more worth exploring with her character lol
lazlodaytona - 3/26/2024, 6:37 AM
@TheLobster - She randomly comes thru a boom-tube at the end of Gunn's Justice League 3 and her rats eat through Brainiac's tech and makes Darkseid shriek like a 9-year-old girl and he runs away like the knights in Holy Grail from the killer rabbit.

I'm copywriting that sh1t.
NinnesMBC - 3/26/2024, 2:13 AM
If Gunn said before that he has no plans to recast Harley then the same should apply here, to be fair.

It also would still look biased from him do keep more people from his projects though, but what can you do.
bkmeijer1 - 3/26/2024, 3:27 AM
@NinnesMBC - I don't mind, if he comes up with an in-universe explanation. And I'm still thinking that's gonna be the mystery The Lanterns are investigating in their show
lazlodaytona - 3/26/2024, 6:43 AM
@bkmeijer1 - I was kinda hoping that the Lanterns show would be the gateway of Brainiac showing up on earth.
bkmeijer1 - 3/26/2024, 7:53 AM
@lazlodaytona - that would be cool too. Either way I think their mystery ties into the larger narrative arc of Chapter 1
McMurdo - 3/26/2024, 3:23 AM
She was great in TSS. That movie was awesome.

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