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Seeing as there’s absolutely no way for Warner Bros. to make DC films without running off familiar pages that Marvel wrote the book on, rumours are a rumbling that David Ayer’s Suicide Squad could have itself a cameo in the form of our new Dark Knight. Yes, Ben ‘I’m Batman - deal with it’ Affleck could be reappearing in the cape and cowl after he and Superman have sorted stuff out in their team-up title Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Many details have trickled out concerning the upcoming anti-hero film which will see a host of villains including Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and her stark-raving loon of a lover The Joker (Jared Leto) teaming up and getting up to no good in the process. Naturally there’s no solid confirmation on this recent super movie morsel, but word from Latino Review suggests that thanks to how events will play out in Ayer’s film (which I simply can’t divulge here, but have a read of Kit Simpson Browne’s great breakdown if you really want to know), the Caped Crusader will get involved in matters when one of the team goes missing. Doesn’t take a genius to figure out who he’d be worried about the most now does it?

And here...we...go.
And here...we...go.

With this bat-shaped piece put in play, it would then link in to Affleck’s solo gig as Gotham’s greatest hero which, as whispers in Forbes’ ear reveal, would be taking a lot of its story from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. Already being used to some degree for Dawn of Justice, Miller’s tale also plays host to one of the most important encounters between DC’s iconic rivals.

Forbes go on to say that considering the films rewrites and the recent departure of Hardy as Rick Flagg, things could easily change but this is a detail that should no doubt spark interest. It’ll be worth noting that by then audiences could have very well made their mind up on Affleck’s take on Batman, and his brief appearance could be a welcome return, or an unwanted guest. We can only wait and see.

Suicide Squad is set for release August 5, 2016 after Batfleck, sorry...Ben Affleck makes his debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice March 25, 2016.


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