It’s no secret that Ben Affleck’s Batman has a cameo in Suicide Squad. He’s been featured in the trailers, and in a lot of set photos and videos from the Toronto shoot last summer. If you’ve been paying attention to all of that, including some recent cast interviews, it’s pretty easy to piece together what Batman’s role will be…. but some minor spoilers follow.
Batman News can confirm that Batman does not cross the path of the entire team in Suicide Squad. He has a scene with Will Smith’s Deadshot, and without getting too specific, it’s sure to be an emotional one!
Next is the car scene that we saw in the trailers with Batman, The Joker, and Harley Quinn. Unfortunately there isn’t much interaction between Batman and the Joker here. It’s mostly between Batman and Harley. A report came out last summer that said the Joker’s car plunges into the water, and as we saw in the latest trailer, it does and Batman gets Harley out safely.
Lastly, there’s one more scene involving Batman and Deadshot in the form of a flashback.
So there you have it! Nothing too surprising considering all we’ve learned up until this point, but I wanted to share what I’ve learned in case you were holding out hope for an epic brawl between Batman and the entire Suicide Squad. I guess they have to save something for Suicide Squad 2, right?
We’ve heard that Geoff Johns was co-writing a Batman movie with Ben Affleck for almost a year now, but for the first time, we now have confirmation from the man himself!
Johns broke the news in a new interview with ComicBook.com. “I do get to say I’m working on Batman with Ben Affleck,” he said with a smile. “That gets the Thanksgiving table excited, especially my brother.”
Johns couldn’t talk about his new role as the head of DC Films, but did explain how his job as DC Comics Chief Creative Officer spills over into all divisions at Warner Bros.
“My job is to help other Warner Bros. divisions work with DC. I work with Warner TV and producers to get these shows up and running, in particular with The Flash, where I co-created the show, wrote a few episodes, wrote the pilot episode,” Johns said. “I work with other people, Ames Kirshen in games, the studios like Rocksteady and NetherRealm, go in there on character choices, story they’re going to do and brainstorm on that, try to keep it true to comics.”
Johns is about to get even more responsibilities. He will be co-running DC Films for Warner Bros. with producer Jon Berg, This restructure was put in place after the disappointing reception that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice got. Hopefully Johns will be able to talk more about that in the coming months.