Up-and-coming Portuguese actress/model newcomer Daniela Melchioris is set to take on the role of Ratcatcher, as a new recruit in James Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD. The character, has the ability to telepathically communicate with and control rats and was originally introduced as a Batman villain in the late ’80s.
It is worth noting that this take on Ratcatcher will have a connection to Idris Elba’s mysterious character, which seemingly confirms that the star was originally set to replace Will Smith as Deadshot after all. As she will be a surrogate daughter to Deadshot.
For people who are unfamiliar with Ratcatcher, in the comics Ratcatcher was a man named Otis Flannegan but the role is going to be gender-switched for the movie. In a breakdown for the character, she is described as “an exterminator in Gotham City that turns to a life of crime aided by an army of small rodents that she can communicate with and control. She is also a fan of poisonous gas.”