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(Warning: The following contains a handful of definite plot SPOILERS for 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,' as well as some mild, speculative, comic book-based ones related to 'Suicide Squad.' Proceed with whatever level of caution that suggests to you is wise.)

Now, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice may have already passed its box office prominence on to the likes of Zootopia and The Jungle Book — and Captain America: Civil War may currently look well-placed to overshadow both its domestic total ($325 million) and worldwide gross ($862 million and counting) — but that doesn't mean that it's anywhere close to being done with our cultural collective consciousness.

Batman V Superman Is Hiding A Huge Joker-Themed Easter Egg

One, as it turns out, that looks set to have some pretty major consequences for Suicide Squad — and quite possibly the DC Extended Universe beyond.

It Turns Out That Batman V Superman Is Teasing The Joker's Comic Book Origin

Or, rather, it appears that it features an extremely subtle nod to Ace Chemicals, the company whose chemical plant was responsible for the Joker's transformation into the white-skinned villain we know and love back in the comic books.

Now, as it happens, we'd already caught a glimpse of a sign for the company back in Turkish Airlines' "Fly Gotham" TV Spot (above), but it seems that an intrepid Redditor, vizgauss, has somehow come into the possession of an image from Batman v Superman that features a strikingly similar glimpse of Ace Chemicals — making the company's presence in the DCEU very much official. Now, since that image has most likely made its way to the interweb via less than Warner Bros.-authorized means, it can't be replicated or in any way advocated here, but if you're inclined to take a surreptitious look, the original Reddit post is, as of the time of posting, right here.

In the meantime, though, it's definitely time to start getting excited for the company's ever-more-likely-to-be-substantial presence in this summer's Suicide Squad, and for the possibility that we're going to get to see at least one Ace Chemical-related origin story this August.

Whether that'll be the Joker's or Harley Quinn's, however, remains to be seen.

What do you think, though?


How much of Ace Chemicals will we see in 'Suicide Squad'?



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