(Warning, potential SPOILERS for Suicide Squad lie below...)
Now, there's been a whole lot of speculation swirling around Suicide Squad of late - with much of it the result of the past few weeks of filming having been on location up in Toronto, and therefore readily capturable by smart phone and paparazzi. However, when - a few days back - director David Ayer revealed that the production was finally moving inside, adding that "our surprises are intact," it seemed that those days of constant Suicide Squad reveals were over.
If so, it seems someone forgot to cc: Umberto Gonzalez over at Heroic Hollywood into the message, as he seems to have just revealed something pretty darned huge.
Specifically, it seems we now might just know...
Exactly What Batman's Role in Suicide Squad Is
And, if Gonzalez' source is correct, it's set to be both fairly unexpected...and completely faithful to the comics:
"In short, he goes and pays Amanda Waller a visit."
A.k.a., the Suicide Squad's founder and (behind-the scenes) leader, as set to be played by Viola Davis in the movie.
"Batman BREAKS into her massive security prison. In fact...he's already inside Amanda Waller's office waiting for her in the shadows when she appears. The guards are clueless."
"Batman has a bone to pick with Waller. You see Batman is totally against the concept behind the Suicide Squad, in fact he warns Waller that he will hold her personally responsible for any innocents The Joker & the rest of the Suicide Squad kill. A warning so stern that he has to visit Waller personally to deliver the message."
A message which, crucially, sounds an awful lot like a classic Suicide Squad moment from way back in 1988's Suicide Squad #10, in which Batman confronted Waller about the Squad, and threatened to expose their existence if they didn't stop what they were doing.
Which...completely failed to shut it down, with Waller pointing out that, while Bats could certainly reveal their existence to the public, she could also do the same to him:
"You didn't wear gloves in that cell, Batman; we got a nice set of prints. I promise you that, if you blow the whistle on us, I will find out who you are and do the same by you."
All of which managed to both demonstrate that Batman is awesome - and that Amanda Waller is more than a match for anyone.
Which, from the sounds of it, is pretty much what the movie is planning to show us, too - and since the scene concluding in a similar way to that comic book moment would both let us see Batman bad-assery and allow for a Suicide Squad 2, don't be too surprised if we see it play out that way on the big screen too...
What do you reckon, though?
via Heroic Hollywood