In the third act of Suicide Squad, Diablo, portrayed by veteran actor Jay Hernandez, sacrificed himself to save the rest of the team. It was a heroic moment that left many fans disappointed that the character wouldn’t be returning to the big screen. Well, the reports of his death may have been greatly exaggerated.
Hernandez was spotted in a photo that Rick Flag actor Joel Kinnaman posted on Instagram. The image features Hernandez, Kinnaman, and Jai Courtney in the gym post workout. You can check out the image below:
This isn’t the first time the resurrection of Diablo has been discussed. Hernandez has hinted at his characters return multiple times since the release of the first film. Here is a quote from an interview Hernandez did with comicbook.com in 2016:
“It was interesting, because there were some changes that happened later on. I didn’t know that’s how the end was going to happen, early on. For me, it was important to make it good, make it impressive, and go out in a blaze of glory. […] Of course there is [a chance he could return]! I’m not saying anything, just that it’s a possibility.”
Suicide Squad 2 is being directed and written by Gavin O’Connor (The Accountant). Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis and Jared Leto are expected to return.
Are you excited to see Diablo return? Let us know in the comments below! –Jackson Hayes