Although his character was supposedly killed off in the first film, Jay Hernandez’s Diablo might be returning for Suicide Squad 2 based on a photo that Joel Kinnaman posted on his Instagram. The upcoming film, which will be written by Adam Cozad and directed by Gavin O’Connor, is currently in pre-production and is set for a 2019 release. Kinnaman’s Instagram post featured himself alongside Jay Hernandez and Jai Courtney, presumably training for the upcoming film. The photo is captioned, “Brendan whipping us back into shape. Jay puked. #garagegym,” and was posted on January 18th.
There are a bunch of different ways O’Connor could incorporate Hernandez’s character into the film. Other than a flashback sequence, a dream sequence, or a vision in which the entire Suicide Squad gets guidance from their departed friend, O’Connor could just go with a good old-fashioned resurrection. These are superhero movies, at the end of the day, and it wouldn’t even be the first time a dead character is resurrected in the DCEU, let alone in all of superhero lore. Hernandez is a talented, likable actor who always makes everything he’s in a little bit better. Having him back for the sequel in any capacity would be a good thing, especially considering how memorable Diablo ended up being.
Since his most recent appearance in David Ayer’s Bright, Hernandez doesn’t seem to have anything else on his agenda, meaning he would presumably be available to appear in the film, especially if he has the time to workout with two of his former co-stars and a personal trainer. You could make the assumption that these guys just want to hang out in their free time, but it’s much more likely that their workout is Suicide Squad-related. We don’t have much more information about the upcoming film, so be sure to keep it locked on GEEK for more on Gavin O’Connor’s Suicide Squad 2.
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Source: Comic Book Movie