The “Suicide Squad” movie is turning the tables on superheroes by casting the supervillains as leads. As announced earlier by the franchise, the summer blockbuster will also feature some superheroes alongside this gang of baddies. A recent NBA finals promo shows Batman (played by Ben Affleck) appearing in the “Suicide Squad” ecosystem. His surprise entry leaves followers wondering what could possibly be the reason behind it.
The main characters of “Suicide Squad” are Jared Leto’s Joker, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Will Smith’s Deadshot and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s Killer Croc. There are also a few more, including Slipknot, Katana, Rick Flag, Captain Boomerang and El Diablo, standing in the path of the so-called good guys.
Bustle learned that this is the first time since “The Dark Knight” trilogy that Batman will be spotted confronting the villain Joker. Creating thrill among fans, this clash will present a brand-new dimension of DC universe. It is something, which we have never seen before.
In the promo, you can see Batman pouncing on his long-time enemy Joker’s hot pink Batmobile-like car. His grand entrance spells out that the tension between them has already been built up.
Although the new trailer is exciting, it puts question marks over Batman’s appearance in the flick. Is it somewhere connected to the climax of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” where he left us wondering about his enmity with the Joker? Affleck’s version of Bruce Wayne represents a mature version of Batman dropping hints on a history between those two in the past that we have yet to discover. It hasn’t been totally ignored up until now. Let us say that Wayne referred to the Joker when discussing with Kent in Dawn of Justice, saying that there are “freaks dressed like clowns” roaming around Gotham. Does this have something to do with his beloved friend Robin’s fate? Is he the link between these two DC comics’ epics?
During an interview with Empire magazine, Zack Snyder clarified,“We are playing him [Batman] 45 or 46. He has been Batman for 20 years. All the history is there. Was there a Robin at one time? Possibly… He has lost those near and dear to him, and not necessarily from old age or disease…”
Does that mean a miserable Batman is out there to take revenge for his long-lost friend Robin? Relying on his statement, we can expect that some dark secrets might unfold when Suicide Squad will hit theaters on August 5, 2016.