The Suicide Squad Star Shares His Supervillain Workout Routine

Flula Borg, who played Javelin in The Suicide Squad, shares a video explaining his impressive workout routine to play a supervillain in the DCEU.

Flula Borg, who played Javelin in The Suicide Squad, jokingly details his impressive transformation for the film by parodying workout videos. Writer and director James Gunn’s first Warner Bros./DC Films outing, The Suicide Squad released in theaters and on HBO Max last August. The film introduced a slew of lesser-known, oddball comic book characters to the DC Extended Universe. As a sequel/soft reboot of David Ayer’s 2016 Suicide Squad, Task Force X members Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), and Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) were joined by newcomers, including Bloodsport (Idris Elba), Peacemaker (John Cena), Ratcatcher II (Daniela Melchior), Polka Dot Man (David Dastmalchian), and Javelin.

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Borg is best known as a comedian, DJ, and YouTuber, who has also had acting roles in The Good Place and Pitch Perfect 2. His character in The Suicide Squad is a former Olympic athlete who is, apparently, very good at committing crimes and/or murder with a javelin. So much so that Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) recruited him to undertake a dangerous mission on the island of Corto Maltese with Task Force X.

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Borg recently took to Twitter to celebrate the first anniversary of The Suicide Squad. The video sees Javelin and his trainer instruct Borg on how to get a supervillain body. Check it out below:

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Jokes aside, Borg’s commitment to looking the part is certainly admirable. Javelin is merely a comedic relief character, with his weapon of choice having more screen time than its initial wielder. Despite Gunn describing it as a relatively useless weapon, the javelin played an integral role in The Suicide Squad thanks to Harley Quinn. Based on his absence in much of The Suicide Squad’s promotional footage, it came as no surprise that Javelin himself ended up being one of the film’s many casualties. That said, The Suicide Squad does not shy away from taking out seemingly safe characters played by recognizable faces.

It would seem Borg valued his experience working on and training for The Suicide Squad. The film’s highs are largely a result of its irreverent humor, misfit characters, and violent, R-rated action. While audiences likely won’t see more of Borg as Javelin in the near future, Gunn will return to the DCEU with Peacemaker season 2, future films, and potentially other spin-offs. If he keeps working out, maybe Borg’s supervillain body will cameo in an upcoming project or even star in its own prequel series.

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