To this point we’ve really only had Man of Steel when it comes to DC Comics’ attempt to mimic Marvel’s universe-creating success with their collection of comic book superheroes. Come March 25, 2016 that will all change as a new Batman will be introduced in Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a film that will not only feature both Batman and Superman, but introduce Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Jason Momoa as Aquaman, among many other possible surprise character cameos.
Following that film, however, won’t be another Superman movie or even a Wonder Woman movie, those will come, but first will be Suicide Squad from director David Ayer (Fury), but if it’s a universe we’re creating just how exactly will this film play with Batman v Superman?
Well, we already know there is hope Jesse Eisenberg will reprise his performance as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman, but a new report from Latino Review suggests at least the presence of Batman will be felt, though it doesn’t sound like Ben Affleck will necessarily have much of a part as the Dark Knight in the film, if any at all.
According to Latino Review‘s sources, Batman will be seen as “some sort of big boogeyman that the government REALLY hates.” The source hints at Batman’s back-story in this new iteration of the character saying that prior to the events in Batman v Superman, The Joker (to be played by Jared Leto) is the only one to have really ever met or know Batman, which adds to The Joker’s importance to government agent Amanda Waller (to be played by Viola Davis).
The report hints at the direction the DC Cinematic Universe may go following Batman v Superman, should this prove true that the government is actually working with the Joker, who becomes part of the titular Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.
The Latino Review report adds that Waller has footage of Batman in action and dialogue where they say Batman is the key to tracking down all “the supers”.
So, the government is working with villains to track down superheroes? Yeah, that could get a little darker than anything Marvel is working with. Suicide Squad arrives August 5, 2016.