After months of rumors, recent set photos have confirmed that Ben Affleck will reprise the role of Batman in 2016’s Suicide Squad movie, after making his debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earlier that year. While very exciting, it is not exactly shocking, as the Dark Knight has had connections to the Squad and Amanda Waller in the comics.
Meanwhile, The Joker – along with fellow Batman villains Harley Quinn, Deadshot and Killer Croc – are all present. So, it was inevitable that some sort of appearance from the character would be made. The question is, how and why is Batman in the film?
[Warning: The Following Contains Possible SPOILERS From Suicide Squad.]
The scene that was shown in set photos depicted the Batmobile chasing Joker and Harley Quinn, and Batman ends up on top of their snazzy car. It is unknown if this is a present day sequence or a flashback. However, Heroic Hollywood has shared a description of another scene featuring Batman. While it is “subject to change,” if it happens, it should be thrilling for fans of the Caped Crusader.
At some point in Suicide Squad, Batman breaks into Waller’s office in her maximum security prison to pay her a visit. He stealthily bypasses the guards and prisoners, and he’s hiding in the shadows of the office when Waller comes in. Classic Batman.
In the movie, Batman disapproves of the Suicide Squad. He sternly warns Waller that he will hold her personally responsible for any innocent lives taken by the Squad and The Joker. Apparently, there is another scene in the film featuring Bruce Wayne, but there are no further details on that yet.
Batman and Waller have butted heads frequently in the comics. This has inspired their dynamic in the Justice League Unlimited series, as well as the Batman: Assault on Arkham animated movie. It is great to hear that this may be present in the DC Cinematic Universe. Stay tuned for more as we have it.
Suicide Squad is scheduled to hit theaters August 5th, 2016. The third installment in the DC Cinematic Universe stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Karen Fukuhara, Jim Parrack, Adam Beach, Common, Scott Eastwood, Viola Davis and Jared Leto. David Ayer writes and directs.