David Ayer on Batman’s Screen Time in ‘Suicide Squad’

David Ayer on Batman’s Screen Time in ‘Suicide Squad’

Director David Ayer has already teased how fun it was to work with Ben Affleck’s Batman for the character’s Suicide Squad cameos. Talking to Fandango, Ayer revealed how much time audiences could expect to see the Caped Crusader on screen.

“Just the right amount,” he responded when asked how much Batman we’ll get to see in the film. As for the time frame in which Suicide Squad takes place — before or after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — and whether the events of that film will be acknowledged, Ayer was hesitant about giving too many details. He simply said “the answer to all of the above is yes.”

It’s a subtle hint of what’s to come, but what’s been really exciting to see in the trailers is Batman’s various encounters with Joker or Harley. It begs the question of whether or not the Dark Knight will interact with other members of the Squad, and if so, how much of that will play into the film.


Batman on the set of Suicide Squad


According to Will Smith, fans can look forward to his character, Deadshot, having an unpleasant meeting with Ben Affleck’s Batman. “The Bat does cross my path… and, ya know, it’s not completely pleasant,” he offered. Another character who can be expected to throw down with Bats is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s Killer Croc. That fight will surely be one to watch for and seems to reaffirm the vigilante’s ruthless efforts to dissemble and neutralize the Suicide Squad.

Everyone is chomping at the bit for more Batman, as usual, and it seems the upcoming anti-hero/villain film will give audiences just that come August 5. What are your thoughts, how much of the Bat do you want to see in Suicide Squad. If for some reason you aren’t looking forward to it, the bright side is we won’t have to sit through the Wayne murders this time.


Images: Warner Bros. 


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