We already know that the world of Batman is going to have a very key influence over Suicide Squad, as key characters Deadshot, Joker, and Harley Quinn all have deep histories battling with the Dark Knight, but now director David Ayer has revealed that one of the most iconic locations of the Caped Crusader's adventures will be featured in the movie as well.


Ayer has been a very active Twitter user recently as Suicide Squad has ramped up towards production in recent weeks, and as you can see above, his most recent message confirms that his movie will feature Gotham City's most famous lock-up for psychotic criminals, Arkham Asylum. In case you're not seeing it, the logo for the famous penitentiary can be seen on the spine of the binders.

So why is this interesting? Well, it's very likely that this is the location where we are introduced to the new version of The Joker, who will be played in the growing DC Cinematic Universe by Jared Leto. It's been previously rumored that he will be locked away at the start of Suicide Squad, and Arkham Asylum is definitely the place where you imprison the Clown Prince of Crime. Presumably he is in there following his most recent bout with Batman (Ben Affleck), which he obviously lost. It's also worth noting that Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) was a doctor at Arkham Asylum, and it was there that she met and fell madly in love with The Joker.

Of course, it's likely that this won't be the location where Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) recruits the members of the titular Suicide Squad, as usually the team looks for members who are a bit saner/controllable. Instead, it's more common for Waller to choose from the gallery of inmates in Belle Reve Penitentiary - which was first introduced to the DC Universe in the first issue of Suicide Squad comics back in 1987. It's a much more fitting location to imprison characters like Deadshot (Will Smith) and Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney).

Based on the DC Comics, Suicide Squad tells the story of a group of convicts who are recruited by the United States government to perform black ops missions in return for commuted sentences. In addition to Jared Leto, Margo Robbie, Will Smith, Jai Courtney, and Viola Davis, the film will also star Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, and possibly Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. As mentioned above, production is scheduled to begin on the movie in the next few weeks, and it's expected to last for multiple months. The film is being prepped for release on August 5, 2016, and it will be the third title in the DC Cinematic Universe continuity, after Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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