It’s no secret that Batman is in the upcoming Suicide Squad from David Ayers. It makes a ton of sense to have him there. After all, he’s the one who put most of the bad guys in Belle Reve in the first place. Also, if you had a Harleyquinn/ Joker Story and didn’t include Batman in there somewhere, the fans might very well riot.
Collider’s Adam Chitwood had a chance to delve a little deeper into just how the caped crusader fits into the story when he visited the set last year. Now, with the film’s release just around the corner, he’s finally able to reveal what he was told by producer Charles Roven.
“All the Batman movies have been from Batman’s point of view. He’s the good guy. He’s the hero of his own movie in all the movies we’ve seen. If you look at what Bruce Wayne has done in creating the Batman persona, his idea was to terrorize criminals. It’s sort of psychological warfare against criminals. This wraith that comes in the night and attacks and pulls criminals from society. For the first time, we’re seeing Batman from the point of view of the criminals and he’s freaking scary.”
Ayers went on to reassure fans that the leaked set pics of the Batmobile don’t give away anything about Batman in the film.
“We have had some material exposed by virtue of being out on the streets and working out on the streets, but it’s a sliver. It’s a fragment and it’s all out of context. For me it’s a lot of fun just to see how people try and assemble these pieces because in their minds, they’re a much larger piece of the film than they’re actually saying. But it takes days and days to shoot a scene so it’s how does all this fit together? That’s the big surprise.”
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see for ourselves when Suicide Squad opens in theaters on August 5th.