So we knew Ben Affleck was in Suicide Squad… we saw him in the trailers on top of the car driven by Joker and Harley and we saw him rescue Harley from the seas…
But it seems he’ll not just tussle with Harley and Mr J in the movie.
Batman-News is confirming that while the caped crusader won’t fight all of the Suicide Squad team, he will cross paths with Will Smith’s Deadhot. Twice.
One will be some sort of emotional scene and one will be a flashback. Do they fight? Well, we’re guessing that if Smith is to be the ‘leader’ of the squad as he seems to be, then it would be a good idea to have him go toe-to-toe with Batman so we know he’s suitably badass.
They also say that while Batman and Joker do cross paths, Harley interacts with Batman more that Mr J.
We can’t be too disappointed as we know Affleck is merely cameoing in the movie.
In related news, We Got This Covered are reporting that WB and DC are hoping to have Suicide Squa spinoffs down the line too and see it as a way to pull in other faces from the DC universe:
“They’re going to do a sequel for sure, and the recently announced spinoff with Margot Robbie (here) has got everyone excited, too, but their plans don’t end there. The studio is feeling very confident in the property. They think it’s going to be a really big hit and they think audiences are going to fall in love with these characters.
“I’ve heard more than a few talks of giving some of the other Task Force X members their own spinoffs, and like the Harley Quinn one, these films would open the door for a ton of new DC characters to show up.
“The Joker is a definite possibility for a spinoff, and Jared [Leto] seems up for it from what I’ve been told. They’re also really hot on Jai Courtney’s character Boomerang right now. Nothing’s set in stone yet, but you’re definitely going to be seeing a lot more of these guys in the years to come.”
Hmmmmmm…. we love the idea of these movies in other movies with other characters from the DC universe and we could see these as being a very different way of pulling in the universe and also a great way to have fun with weirder characters. And we’re pretty sure a Joker movie at this stage is something that may well happen.
Either way, we are still excited for the future of DC’s cinematic output.