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Will Smith: Batman and Deadshot WILL cross paths in Suicide Squad

April 18th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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After his excellent debut performance as the Dark Knight in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ben Affleck’s cameo in Suicide Squad is one of the most highly-anticipated aspects of the upcoming film.

Affleck’s superhero will face off with Jared Leto’s Joker in a flashback sequence, which is widely expected to solve the mystery of why and how Robin was killed. However, while the Joker may be his primary target, it’s important to remember that each of the Suicide Squad members are notorious criminals, meaning that a little history with the Bat shouldn’t be all that surprising.

Speaking with Fandango (via Squareeyed), the man behind Killer Croc, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, revealed that Batman does indeed have history with each of the Task Force X members from their time spent in Arkham Prison.

“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.” To add to that, Will Smith (who plays Deadshot) teases a confrontation between his character and Batman. It’s interesting to know because the earliest promotional material for the film suggested that Batman’s interaction with the squad would be minimal, confronting only the Joker and saving Harley Quinn. “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.”

Synopsis: It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

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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.