The hits keep on coming for El Mayimbe of Latino Review as he's got yet another scoop from Warner Bros' upcoming Suicide Squad film. Having already provided a ton of rumored details about the production, his latest Instagram report involves the role of Batman and the enormous shadow he casts on the landscape in David Ayers comic book adaptation.
Details about THE GOD DAMN #BATMAN in #SUICIDESQUAD! #SPOILER #WARNING According to sources, in the film Batman is some sort of big boogeyman that the government REALLY hates. Get this, prior to the events in #BatmanvSuperman, THE JOKER is the only one to really ever meet him or know him and that's why he's so important to Amanda Waller. They have footage of Batman in action which they watch. There is a bit of dialogue where they say Batman is the key to tracking down all "the supers." Very cool stuff. #DC #DCCU #DCCOMICS #THEJOKER #AMANDAWALLER #THEDARKKNIGHTRETURNS
Batman as "boogeyman" is an interesting take that certainly will create a more mythical figure similar to that of the comics. Having Waller seek out Batman to get to other meta-humans follows arcs in the books as well especially in one series where Batman's detailed profiles of other heroes and their weaknesses are hacked.
In regards to Suicide Squad, no word if he'll make an on-screen appearance but I'd guess it would be a cameo if anything else. I'm sure the rate these rumors are being leaked, El Mayimbe will be all over it. Stay tuned.
Suicide Squad hits theaters August 6, 2016.