If you thought Zack Snyder’s version of Batman was terrifying, then get ready for Suicide Squad director David Ayer to take it up a notch. Ayer got his wish when Warner Bros gave him the okay to use their biggest comic book character in a movie that primarily focuses on his villain. Although he’ll play a small role in the film, Batman is said to play a key part in the backstory of a few villains, like Harley Quinn and the Joker. After all, he’s the reason all the criminals in Belle Reve Penitentiary are locked up.
Suicide Squad will get to do something that no film featuring Batman has yet to do. In an interview during a press visit on set, Ayer talked about what he wanted to do in his movie with Batman:
“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.”
So as you read from the comments above, this won’t be just another glorified cameo of the same character we know and loved. We’re getting closer and closer till Suicide Squad releases. Tons of behind the scenes information has dropped, so expect plenty of more throughout this week.