While all the surviving Suicide Squad members are scheduled to return in the Gavin O’Connor-directed sequel (from Will Smith’s Deadshot all the way to Jai Courtney’s Boomerang), one person who was presumably absent from the proceedings was El Diablo (Jay Hernandez).
Because he exploded.
And yet much, much crazier things have happened in the scope of superhero cinema. With an Instagram picture posted by Joel Kinnaman, who played Rick Flag in the first film, we see what seems like a group of Suicide Squadmates working out at the gym in preparation for the sequel. Kinnaman is there, Courtney is there. But there’s also Hernandez.
Now I’m not saying this means El Diablo will return from the dead, or that he never died in the first place. But it does seem more likely than before that the antihero (villain?) will reappear in the DC sequel.
If anyone could survive a fiery bomb blast, it’s probably the guy who can control flames.
Task Force X’s return is set to start filming later this year.