The new villain of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is being called the worst of the worst. But the Thinker might be the key to victory. Starro, who is an intergalactic starfish and can control people’s minds makes a big entrance in the first trailer of The Suicide Squad. Fans of DC Comics are well aware of the fact that Thinker has a huge range of telepathic abilities. This can give him an edge in the fight against Starro.
The huge kaiju-like creature is overwhelmingly dominant in terms of physical force. So a more subtle approach is needed to defeat the alien. The Suicide Squad franchise first kicked off in 2016. The David Ayer-directed movie was plagued by production issues. Gunn’s film introduces a lot of new team members for Task Force X. This also includes the Thinker, who is a superintelligent metahuman.
The Thinker appeared in the comics as Clifford DeVoe. He enhances his genius with the thinking cap. The cap allows him to project mental force and gives him telekinetic and telepathic abilities. He can read minds, control the minds of others, move objects with his mind, and might be able to manipulate electricity as well.
The new poster of The Suicide Squad hints at a possible connection between Task Force X’s Thinker and the villain Starro. It shows miniature versions of the alien. There is a possibility that the Thinker might be working with Starro in some way. He might have set him free or helped him gain telepathic control over the populace. One more possibility is that the Thinker’s abilities are important to defeat the extraterrestrial.
In The Suicide Squad trailer, members of the team are seen threatening the Thinker to get his cooperation. The Thinker is surely an outsider to the team. But his abilities are very much valuable and so they are willing to risk betrayal. The Thinker also has some type of master plan. It might be that his powers would be put to use by the team for fighting Starro.
In DC Comics, Starro is a starfish-like alien who plans to conquer Earth. The giant starfish is a very powerful threat alone. He can telepathically influence people. He can also produce millions of smaller spores that latch onto hosts and control their minds. Starro is the main threat for Task Force X in The Suicide Squad considering the position of the action on an island. Earth starfish in the surrounding ocean can be used by Starro as spores or duplicates.
Along with Starro’s telepathic abilities, it can heal itself, fly, change size at will and absorb and redirect energy. The latter power allows Starro to deflect attacks from conventional weapons like guns and missiles and lash out with energy beams. Starro’s physical invulnerability means direct attacks might not succeed, regardless of how much firepower the Suicide Squad has. Starro’s mental powers are formidable except against the Thinker.
The Thinker is equipped with the thinking cap and he might be invulnerable to Starro’s manipulations. The Thinker can use his own telepathic abilities for deflecting energy attacks by Starro and gain control over Starro’s spores and by extension, their hosts. In terms of telepathy, there are endless possibilities. The Suicide Squad might see the Thinker controlling his own army and use telekinesis for launching massive physical attacks against Starro. In DC Comics, the threat posed by Starro was so big that it brought the members of the Justice League together. Facing a giant starfish, it is possible that the members of the Suicide Squad may also see past their differences.
Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.