By: Adam Basciano
Month’s ago rumors persisted that The Joker would have a cameo in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. But Jared Leto was cast after the superhero team up had finished filming. Then rumors swirled that Ben Affleck’s Batman would cameo in Suicide Squad. So which is it? Will Jared Leto cameo in Batman V Superman, or will Ben Affleck’s Batman appear in Suicide Squad? Apparently Warner Brothers is taking a cue from Heath Ledger’s Joker because, “it’s all part of the plan.” According to both Latino Review and Batman on Film it’s both. ” A few weeks ago I’d heard murmurs of a flashback sequence that had supposedly been added to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice where we’d see Jared Leto’s Joker beating and killing Jason Todd, aka Robin. We’ve been told that Bruce Wayne/Batman will be making an appearance in Suicide Squad. On top of that we’ve heard that the Batmobile has been spotted in Toronto as well. This adds credence to their being a strong link between Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad.” It’s worth noting that, “there IS a Robin suit encased in the Batcave. However, no scenes with a Robin – be it Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, or Carrie Kelly – were filmed during the BvS shoot in Detroit. Now, that doesn’t mean that some sort of scene involving a Robin – like The Joker killing the character – could be filmed in Toronto during the SS shoot and then included in BvS’s final cut.” This news is the equivalent of nerd Viagra, because I’m excited. and it’s going to last for hours, maybe even days! I’ve been a Batman and Joker fan since the age of 4. To have the current live action embodiments of those two characters filming in my city is surreal and special! Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD likes to say “It’s all connected”, but it’s apparent that WB and the DC Cinematic Universe really means it!
(Sources: Latino Review, Batman On Film)