Suicide Squad Has A Batman Easter Egg We're Betting You Missed


Suicide Squad touched on various corners of the DC universe, but it was Batman's world that received the most attention. Deadshot, Harley Quinn and Killer Croc were members of the eponymous Squad, The Joker was causing trouble on the side to reunite with Harley and the Caped Crusader even showed up a couple times, both in and out of costume. Following the release of the movie on Digital HD, a new Easter Egg has been spotted that refers to one of Gotham City's most notorious mob bosses, Carmine Falcone.

An observant Reddit user was re-watching Suicide Squad and came to the part when Batman captures Floyd Lawton, a.k.a. Deadshot, in front of his daughter. However, before that takedown happens, there's is a shot of the Gotham City skyline, and if you look closely, you can see a building displaying a glowing sign that says "Falcone." Here's a screenshot to provide some context.

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Did you see it? Yeah, it's hard to spot, but the general consensus is that the red sign located near the center of the image does indeed say Falcone. That means said the building is owned by Carmine Falcone, head of the Falcone crime family. Since Suicide Squad made it clear that crime is still very much rampant in Gotham City, we can presume that Falcone (or perhaps one of his children) is one of the top bosses, though he masks his illegal enterprises via respectable businesses and fronts. We can also surmise he's wise enough not to go into one of Joker's strip clubs and make a lewd comment about Harley Quinn, unlike Common's Monster T.

Carmine Falcone

Created by Frank Miller David Mazzucchelli for Batman: Year One, Carmine Falcone has become arguably the most famous organized, non-gimmicky crime figure in the Batman mythos. Outside of the comics, he was played by Tom Wilkinson in 2005's Batman Begins, where he had controlled Gotham City's underworld for years until his former business partner Dr. Johnathan Crane, a.k.a. Scarecrow, drove him insane with fear gas. Falcone is currently being played by John Dorman on the Fox TV series Gotham, and although this iteration of the character has "retired" following Season 1, he's not completely out of the crime game. The boss was also voiced by Alex Rocco in the Batman: Year One animated movie.

It remains to be seen whether we'll see Carmine Falcone in the DCEU, namely in Ben Affleck's upcoming Batman movie. However, considering how that tale will see the Dark Knight battling Slade Wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke, it's plausible that Falcone could be the individual who hires the mercenary to eliminate the Bat once and for all.

Suicide Squad, both in its theatrical and extended forms, is now available on Digital HD, and will be released on Blu-ray/DVD on December 13.

Adam Holmes
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