SUICIDE SQUAD: Is This Proof of Batman’s Cameo?

     April 28, 2015


When DC and Warner Bros. revealed they were forming their own interconnected cinematic universe a la Marvel, one thing that became certain was a guarantee of cameos and inter-film crossover – just look at how many characters Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is setting up. Now it looks like early reports of a Bruce Wayne cameo in Suicide Squad might just be true. Ben Affleck has been spotted in Toronto, where Suicide Squad is currently in production, and has reportedly visited the set of David Ayer‘s super villain team-up.

WARNING: There are some potential major Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and solo Batman movie spoilers beyond this point!

Back in January we reported two conflicting theories on Batman’s Suicide Squad cameo, one stating that he would appear only in video footage, and another claiming that he would make an actual in-story appearance in the film. It looks like the later is correct. That same report said that his appearance would revolve around The Joker, setting up Jared Leto’s villain as the central antagonist of the solo Batman movie.

Now, The Latino Review is reporting that Warner Bros. is actually getting a twofer. Ben Affleck is filming a cameo for Suicide Squad, and Jared Leto is filming one for BvS. According to the report, and – last warning, this is  major spoiler territory – BvS will feature a flashback scene of Jason Todd, aka Robin, murdered at the hands of The Joker. Apparently Robin’s costume is preserved in a glass casket somewhere on Wayne’s property, triggering the flashback.


Image via Warner Bros.

In any case, there’s no doubt that these films will feature cameos and crossovers, it’s the very nature of an interconnected universe, and who better to introduce audiences to the anti-heroes of Suicide Squad than the beloved and very, very well-known Caped Crusader?

Suicide Squad stars Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. The film also features Scott EastwoodJim ParrackAdam Beach and Ike Barinholtz and is due in theaters August 5, 2016.

You can check out other recent Suicide Squad stories below, or catch up with all our coverage here.


Image via David Ayer

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