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Suicide Squad gets more Batman?

April 9th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments


We’ve known for some time that Ben Affleck’s Batman would be popping up in Suicide Squad and, while we assumed it was just a brief cameo, there may be more of the Dark Knight coming to a head with The Joker than we thought.

According to Umberto Gonzalez on Heroic Hollywood (via Squarreyed), the Caped Crusader will be showing up in a more prominent role.

After the somewhat lukewarm response to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it was reported that Suicide Squad was undergoing reshoots to add more humour to the film. However, it is possible that Warner Bros have requested to the director, David Ayer, for more Batfleck, seeing that he was the most well-received element of Batman v Superman.

This is just a rumour, of course, so take it with pinch of salt but it may have some legs considering that Gonzalez is a self-proclaimed ‘scoop king’ of the superhero movie genre. Watch him talk about it in his episode of Heroic Insider below.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros have also revealed two more ‘untitled’ DC films, the first of which is set for 5 October 2018, while the second for 1 November 2019.

One of the two films – likely the 2018 release – is thought to be the solo-Batman film, which is confirmed to be in development and working off a script Affleck himself has written.

Meanwhile, the other release is currently thought to be a second Suicide Squad film.

DC and Warner Bros. release schedule is as follows (subject to change):

Suicide Squad — 5 August 2016

Wonder Woman – 2 June 2017

Justice League Part One – 17 November 2017

The Flash – 23 March 2018

Aquaman – 27 July 2018

Untitled DC Film — 5 October 2018

Shazam – 5 April 2019

Justice League Part Two – 14 June 2019

Untitled DC Film — 1 November 2019

Cyborg – 3 April 2020

Green Lantern Corps – 19 June 2020

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.