Uniting a number of Batman’s greatest foes into a team destined to complete a nearly suicidal task, Suicide Squad is already shaping up to be a more interesting film that explores the DC Cinematic Universe than Batman v Superman even came close to being. The last trailer for the film teased even more of Batman’s presence in the film though, including a specific sequence with Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn that fans have been dissecting fairly carefully over the past few days.
Turns out, Harley and The Joker might not be the only characters that Affleck’s Dark Knight comes into contact with either in the film, and his presence and histories with all of the squad’s members is apparently going to be explored much more frankly than I think any of us had thought.
In a new interview with Erik Davis, Deadshot himself, Will Smith, revealed that his character does have a confrontation with Batman at one point in the film, and it doesn’t sound like much of a pleasant experience according to the actor:
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) April 15, 2016
“I don’t know what I’m allowed to say, I don’t know if I’m allowed to give that out but you know, there’s the Bat does cross my path, and you know, it’s not completely pleasant.”
Fandango also had the chance to speak with Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc) as well, who teased and confirmed all of the villains’ shared histories with The Dark Knight:
— Fandango MOVIECLIPS (@MOVIECLIPS) April 15, 2016
“All of these so-called villains are villains that Batman has had some history with and caught and brought into Arkham Prison. So whether it comes before or after I’m not sure, but I do know we’ve all been captured by him and imprisoned in Arkham, so we’ve all got a gripe to bear against the ol’ Bat.”
At this point, I’m starting to think that not only will Affleck’s Batman be playing an even larger role in the film than any of the filmmakers or reports had previously led on to, but that he’ll be integrated into the film’s story and ensemble in some really interesting ways. Considering Affleck’s take on the character was one of the most universally praised things about Batman v Superman as well, it’s a smart move on WB’s part. Plus, who doesn’t want to see Deadshot try and take a shot at the Dark Knight onscreen?
I just hope that none of these villains’ have a mom or aunt named Martha though, because then Gotham City is screwed.
Suicide Squad is set to hit theatres on August 5th.
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