Leading up to the release of Suicide Squad much of the promotional materials focused on introducing audiences to the main squad, which included Karen Fukuhara as Katana. In the film, however, Katana is used in key moments but not as one of the main squad members.
While attending Rose City Comic Con, Fukahara participated in a Q&A and was asked if she would be interested in reprising her role as Katana in future Suicide Squad films. Fukuhara was open about her experience and how she would like to explore more of her characters backstory in future films.
“I would love that. For the first movie I think we did a really good job of showing snippets of each character’s past and history, but it was just a glimpse. And for the sequel I’d like to show a lot more about her relationship with Soutaker, her sword, and her relationship with her husband and where she came from.”
With the success of Squad at the box office, it’s likely a sequel could be in the works, which could allow for more in-depth backstories for many of our new favorite characters.
When director David Ayer was asked about the possibility of a sequel he responded with, “there may be a cocktail napkin with some scribbles on it somewhere, I don’t know [Laughs].”
Here’s the official synopsis for the Suicide Squad movie:
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Written and directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Karen Fukuhara, Scott Eastwood and Cara Delevingne.