Aka: Christopher Weiss
Played by: Adam Beach Speciality: Ropes
Yes, his superpower is knots. And yes, you should be afraid. “He’s formidable,” says Adam Beach. “He can climb anything. And he hangs people for a living. I joke that he was caught strangling Wonder Woman.” How good is Beach at ropes now? “I downloaded this app called Grog Knots. Now I could tie up a horse.”
Origins: Nothing to do with the band, Slipknot was created by Gerry Conway and Rafael Kayanan in 1984. Beginning his career as the humble employee of a chemical company, he develops a formula for durable, powerful ropes and is indoctrinated by a criminal organisation known as the 2000 committee dedicated to taking over the world by, you guessed it, the year 2000 (bit late there, guys). Sent to help kill a hero named Firestorm, he fails and ends up in police custody while also attracting the attention of the Suicide Squad. Recruited, he’s sent on missions with the team until a fateful day when, encouraged by Captain Boomerang, he decides to test whether the bombs they’re all forced to carry to stop them going too far out of range are fake or not. Answer? Not. Result? One exploderised right arm. We have no idea if Ayer will put that concept into the film, but we wouldn’t put it past him.
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