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David Ayer talks about Batman in Suicide Squad – “He’s freaking scary.”

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There is not too long to go until we get to see David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.

It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

There are lots of characters involved and the trailers have shown that Batman (Ben Affleck) will show up at some point. As the Joker (Jared Leto) is in the film this was to be expected. However, we will be getting to see Batman from the perspective of the bad guys. Something which has never really been done properly on the big screen.

Ayer explained when talking to Collider. Turns out he wanted to have Batman involved from the beginning:

Look, you apply at a job for a DC Comic movie and it’s like, ‘Come on, let me get the toys, please. Let me get the cool stuff.’ I begged for that. That was really, really something I wanted. There’s a lot of information out there, a lot of false information about how these characters play into the A plot. It’s an incredibly complex story with flashbacks and different convergent storylines and things like that.

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.

Suicide Squad stars Adam Beach as Slipknot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn,Will Smith as Deadshot, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Karen Fukuharaas Katana, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, Jared Leto as The Joker, Scott EastwoodRaymond Olubawaleas King Shark, Ike Barinholtz, Jim Parrack, and Jessie Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.

David Ayer directs the film which is due out on 5th August 2016.

Check out our coverage of Suicide Squad.

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