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The Real Reason Enchantress Isn't Returning For The Suicide Squad Sequel

James Gunn's eagerly awaited The Suicide Squad unveiled its namesake team's cool new roster and some of the movie's themes in a new promo and a roll call clip at DC FanDome. The introduction of intriguing new characters such as Idris Elba's Bloodsport and Steve Agee's King Shark is certainly welcome, but the movie's vastly updated cast also means that several of the enticing characters from 2016's Suicide Squad have been left out of the sequel. One of the more glaring omissions is Cara Delevigne's Enchantress, who played an incredibly important role in the movie. 

The demonic witch creature was the cursed alter ego of Rick Flag's (Joel Kinnaman) lover, Dr. June Moone. The vast powers of the being known as Enchantress proved to be bad news when she took over Dr. Moone's body and unveiled a plot to resurrect her powerful and malicious brother, Incubus, in an order to unleash their wrath on all mankind. In the end, the Squad managed to defeat the villainess, and Dr. Moone reverted back to her normal self.

With a story like that, it seems that Delevigne's character would be quite likely to reappear in the sequel... so why won't she? Here's the real reason Enchantress isn't returning for The Suicide Squad.

The Enchantress completed her character arc in Suicide Squad

In all likelihood, Enchantress isn't returning for several fairly good reasons. For one, she was the main antagonist of the first movie, and since she only harbored ill intent toward mankind, it would be pretty hard to bring her back in a way that wouldn't seem repetitive. What's more, the anti-heroes quite conclusively destroyed her in the movie's finale, as Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) cut her heart out of her chest and Flag destroyed it, thus releasing Dr. Moone from her curse.

Sure, everything is possible in comics and superhero movies, so there's no reason why the makers of The Suicide Squad couldn't have brought her back, should they have so desired. However, while Cara Delevigne would be happy to return in the role, even she fully admits that Dr. Moone and her devious alter ego have completed their character arc and run their course. Per USA Today, the actress has confirmed that a return to the Suicide Squad universe probably won't be in the cards for her. "It was a life-changing experience and of course I'd do another one, but I don't think it would make sense for the character," Delevigne said. However, she also teased that she had plans to return in a more informal capacity: "I'll probably still be on the set hanging out with everyone."

The Suicide Squad arrives in cinemas on August 6, 2021.