Over the course of the last few weeks, David Ayer’s upcoming Suicide Squad has been making more and more noise. Since its completion back in August, the movie has gone through spurts of media coverage only to periodically fall quiet for short stints before rearing its head once more to much fanfare.
Most recently, Suicide Squad has released its "Blitz" trailer – which, while slightly more informative and revealing than its predecessor, still leaves much to the imagination. Aside from unanimous intrigue in Jared Leto’s portrayal of The Joker, recent statements from some of the film’s cast have piqued the interest of ever-eager Suicide Squad fans.
One such cast member to speak up and leave behind a significant trail of intrigue has been none other than Deadshot himself, Will Smith. The actor’s most recent revealing interview occurred with Comic Book on the red carpet for Warner Bros Big Picture presentation during CinemaCon in Las Vegas. When asked what the set was like and what it was like to put on Deadshot’s costume, Smith stated (among other things) that David Ayer had created a “Batman world” with Suicide Squad:
"David Ayer, he's created this big, gigantic world - this Batman world. But he was also only focused on the characters. So, to do the level of character work that he was willing to do with understanding an assassin and then how that assassin interacts with the Joker and Harley Quinn... It was a great... It wasn't just fun in terms of the little boy elements of running around, jumping, and shooting. It was fun to treat Deadshot like a real person."
This mention of Batman in reference to Suicide Squad jibes with recent speculation that there just might be more of Batman in the movie than previously believed. Earlier this month, self-described fanboy journalist Umberto Gonzalez revealed that Batman’s role in Suicide Squad is larger than Warner Bros has previously let on. What’s more, Will Smith seems to have Batman on the brain as of late, revealing only days earlier that he’d be willing to suit up as Batman at some point in the future should the Dark Knight be in need. Based on these Bat-centric comments, it would seem that David Ayer’s Suicide Squad world has been influenced to no small degree by the presence of Ben Affleck’s Caped Crusader.
As can typically be expected with these sorts of movies, the studio is never okay with too much being given away in advance. However, Smith did provide one last crumb of insight into Suicide Squad – namely the movie’s unique ending. Said Smith:
"The ending of the movie is - spoiler free - the ending of the movie is a really unique way to have everybody collide. I'd never been in a scene like this with as many different elements as take place in the final sequence. It's very cool."
The idea of a Batman world hosting all the insanity that the arrival of Suicide Squad will provide gives fans much food for thought. What exactly that world will entail and how it will function under pressure opens itself to an almost endless array of potential. One thing is certain however – the degree of teasing and speculation will only intensify in the coming weeks and months leading up to Suicide Squad’s release.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is now playing in U.S. theaters. Suicide Squad will arrive on August 5, 2016, followed by Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017; Justice League Part One on November 17, 2017; The Flash on March 16, 2018; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League Part Two on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on June 19, 2020.
Source: Comic Book