With the various upcoming films in the DC Cinematic Universe set to be linked, it seems the most outside film of the group may be getting adjustments to better fit into this new family.
Following on from new rumored plot details about David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” film earlier this week, Forbes magazine reports that “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” star Ben Affleck will make an appearance at the end of the ‘Squad’ movie.
POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD
According to their source, Batman appears in a ” in-story scene” and deals with “circumstances surrounding The Joker”. Yesterday’s report indicated that The Joker spends most of “Suicide Squad” in his cell, ultimately breaking free in a major prison riot at the end and killing several people on the way out.
Thus the scene with Affleck’s Batman would set up a potential standalone film in which Batman squares off against an “escaped Joker,” much like the third issue of Frank Miller’s classic comic series “The Dark Knight Returns”.
“Suicide Squad” is also expected to introduce Gotham City Police Commissioner Ellen Yindel, who replaces James Gordon in the comic. Earlier reports suggest James Gordon has been dead for some time prior to our glimpse into the DC Cinematic Universe.