It has been all but 100 percent confirmed that Ben Affleck's Batman will be featured in David Ayer's Suicide Squad, though his exact role in the comic book movie's story has been kept a mystery. Well, if a new report is to be believed, then the secret may now be out, and we may now have a good idea of how the Dark Knight plays into the action.
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This story comes from Heroic Hollywood, which claims to have the inside scoop on a key scene that will feature Batman in Suicide Squad. According to the site's sources, the Caped Crusader isn't too happy about the idea of criminals being used to execute black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences. Rather than just complaining from afar, however, he decides to do something about it - namely give head honcho Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) a visit.
There will reportedly be a scene in Suicide Squad that features Waller returning to her office in a maximum security prison, and discovering that Batman is sitting and waiting for her (yes, he broke into the prison to accomplish this intimidation move). He explains his concerns about the Suicide Squad being operational, but takes it a step further by explaining that if anything goes wrong he will hold her personally responsible.
Of course, it doesn't look like this will be the full extent of Batman's role in Suicide Squad. After all, the scene described doesn't exactly provide a reason for why the Dark Knight would be in his Batmobile and chasing the Joker's sports car. Sources are apparently also saying that the film will have at least one scene featuring Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, but there currently is no context for that part. That being said, it is fairly significant to have a lead on exactly how Batman feels about the titular team - even if it isn't exactly all together surprising. I don't think there's a single person on this planet who would think that the cape and cowled hero would be in favor of letting dangerous criminals out of their prison cells.
As of yesterday, Suicide Squad is done filming on the streets of Toronto, so this means that the rest of the little scoops about the movie will likely have to trickle out through small little stories like this one. We expect to hear plenty more of them as production rolls on, so be sure to stay tuned for more updates.