Director David Ayer Elaborates On Batman's "Freaking Scary" Role In SUICIDE SQUAD

There's a lot to be excited about in Suicide Squad, but Batman has to be somewhere near the top of that list. Here, director David Ayer explains his role and why we'll see him through the eyes of the villains.

We've known about Batman's role in Suicide Squad pretty much since day one, and while set photos appeared to have completely spoiled what the Dark Knight will be getting up to in the highly anticipated DC Comics adaptation, it sounds like there's much more to this role than meets the eye. "There’s a lot of information out there, a lot of false information about how these characters play into the A plot," director David Ayer tells Collider. "It’s an incredibly complex story with flashbacks and different convergent storylines and things like that." The site goes on to mention that they saw concept art of Deadshot's cell with "Die Bat" written across the walls, so the hero clearly has ties to more than just The Joker and Harley Quinn. That's something which should be a lot of fun to explore!

However, while Batman's presence is clearly going to be felt in Suicide Squad in a major way, don't expect the Caped Crusader to be portrayed in the way we've become used to over the past few years. "All the Batman movies have been from Batman’s point of view. He’s the good guy. He’s the hero of his own movie in all the movies we’ve seen. If you look at what Bruce Wayne has done in creating the Batman persona, his idea was to terrorize criminals. It’s sort of psychological warfare against criminals. This wraith that comes in the night and attacks and pulls criminals from society. For the first time, we’re seeing Batman from the point of view of the criminals and he’s freaking scary." 

That sounds great and all, but we already know what Batman does in the movie, right? After all, the set photos clearly showed him chasing down The Joker and Harley Quinn, while the trailers point to him rescuing the latter from the water while the Clown Prince of Crime makes his getaway. Well, Ayer went on to explain why we shouldn't necessarily take what we think we know as gospel. "We have had some material exposed by virtue of being out on the streets and working out on the streets, but it’s a sliver. It’s a fragment and it’s all out of context. For me it’s a lot of fun just to see how people try and assemble these pieces because in their minds, they’re a much larger piece of the film than they’re actually saying. But it takes days and days to shoot a scene so it’s how does all this fit together? That’s the big surprise." Suicide Squad is set to be released in just a matter of weeks, so stay tuned...
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