Among the many details Suicide Squad is keeping under wraps are such minor points as who the villain is and what will happen. That hasn’t stopped many an eagle-eyed fan from spotting the Batfleck on the set. But now that writer and director has opened up about the role, we have some real information.
“We made him fight,” David Ayer told Entertainment Weekly. “You really sense that but for the grace of God he himself would be doing some really foul stuff out in the world.”
According to one report, the Batfleck is not down with Viola Davis’ character’s initiative to throw a batch of criminals together in the first place and is going to scold her about it in person. However, Ayer’s comments about fighting plus this set photo suggest that The Batfleck plays a more active role than a simple lurky cameo.
We’re still betting on the Enchantress being the villain, but if Suicide Squad is a superhero answer to Fast and The Furious, then the Enchantress is the army of Asian gangster stereotypes and the Batfleck is none other than the late great Brian O’Conner: The man who thinks he’s fighting for the good side who realizes his loyalties are all wrong.
Batfleck has said of his version of the Dark Knight, “He’s a guy who had been through that experience already for many years and was kind of burnt-out and asking himself what the point of it all was and going through an existential crisis.”
Realizing you’ve been fighting for the wrong side would definitely qualify as an existential crisis. Although we’ll get more clarification about the Batman’s role when the new trailer drops on the 19th, we’re prediction it now: the Dark Knight will not be as opposed to the Suicide Squad villains as you might think.