Karen Fukuhara Discusses Playing Katana In Suicide Squad


Although many of us constantly talk about Jared Leto’s Joker, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, or Will Smith’s Deadshot as we anticipate the next movie in the DC Extended Universe, Suicide Squad, it is important not to forget about the other characters who will have their chance to make an impact on the silver screen.

One such character is that of Katana, who will be played by none other than Karen Fukuhara. ComicBook.com recently caught up with her at Cinema Con and got her to dish on a few details in the movie.

Those of you who wish to see her unleash the power of the Soul Taker sword will be delighted. Considering that Arrow showcased more of a grounded take on the character, it is rather cool to see her big screen counterpart embrace the supernatural. Then again, this is a movie that also features The Enchantress.

Here’s what Fukuhara had to say about the iconic weapon:

“She has her husband’s soul in her sword and I got to talk to Maseo throughout the film and yes, of course that’s the in the film, but you’ll have to wait and see how much of the plays into the movie.”

In addition to her obvious enthusiasm for the role, something else to be respected about her is that she performed nearly all of her own stunts.

“I was really lucky because I blessed with a really great stunt double and stunt coordinator and they taught me all of the choreography during pre-production. I was able to do all of my own stunts except for one dive role, but all of my stunts. So, yeah, I got to run on top of a car, I did all of my sword work… It really made a difference when I knew everything from muscle memory and I didn’t have to think about it when the cameras were rolling.”

For more interesting tidbits, including yet another co-star confirming Jared Leto’s approach to method acting, be sure to check out the video at the top.

Suicide Squad opens in theaters on August 5.