It’s hard to believe Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has come and gone. Though the film left a bittersweet taste in many moviegoers’ mouths, Ben Affleck redeemed himself from the Daredevil days and proves he is one hell of a Batman on the silver screen. Lately, audiences have been teased with Suicide Squad from director David Ayer and among the many fun elements it hinted at, Jared Leto as the Joker ranks high. Many hardcore fans became very excited after photos from the film’s production showcased a car chase involving the Joker, Harley Quinn, and Batman. It wasn’t too long afterwards that Ben Affleck was seen on set, and it was clear Batman might be playing a bigger role in the film. As time has passed there have been several discussions on how big of a role Batman would actually play in the movie, and now it looks like we may have some answers to our burning questions.
According to the site Batman News, the Caped Crusader will be featured in three scenes involving only a portion of the members of the Suicide Squad. We know one scene is the car chase with the Joker and Harley from the trailers and the production photos, but there supposed to also be an emotional flashback scene with Deadshot (Will Smith) and Bruce Wayne. Though Batman does give chase to the Joker and Harley, the site is stating there is not much interaction between the Joker and Batman, but more so with Harley Quinn. Now many of us will be coming off the high of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight and its outstanding Heath Ledger performance, but this new DCEU Joker is far different than from anything we have seen before. With that said, it seems we may have to wait until the solo Batman flick to see the bat and his arch nemesis square off.
Suicide Squad will feature Ben Affleck’s Batman and now that we know that the actor/filmmaker is crafting his own solo film for the character, this extended cameo could be just enough to tide us over until that movie of the potentially delayed Justice League film arrives. Regardless, it’s not all doom and gloom for DC on the big screen. This looks terrific.
Suicide Squad opens August 5, 2016