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01.21.2015

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Another day, another SUICIDE SQUAD rumor. Forbes has heard Ben Affleck's Batman will appear in the David Ayer directed movie "in an in-story scene, likely at the end of the film." The site also says his appearance will set up the planned solo Batman movie.

Forbes has some additional details about the solo film some of you might want to avoid. There's always a chance their intel is wrong (Forbes even admits it could be old or fake info released to throw people off), but since we have no way knowing if it's legit or not...yup, spoiler warning!

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Forbes says the SUICIDE SQUAD in-story scene will focus "on certain circumstances involving the Joker" that will "set up the Joker as a possible/likely antagonist" in the solo Batman flick. The site goes on to say they've heard the film will be partially inspired by Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, and will feature Ellen Yindel (who replaces James Gordon in the Miller comics) as Gotham City's police commissioner.

A lot of this makes sense. We know BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE also took some inspiration from The Dark Knight Returns, and those rumors about Jena Malone playing Carrie Kelley (the female Robin from Miller's story) haven't been cleared up yet either. What do you make of these possible details on SUICIDE SQUAD and the next Batman movie?

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE hits theaters on March 25, 2016, and SUICIDE SQUAD opens on August 5, 2016.

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5:57PM on 01/21/2015
Or may be based on the possible story line reported on from the other day, Batman has to catch all the villains that have escaped - Joker could still be the main antagonist. Though, I think I'm gonna be let down somewhat, if it turns out that Bane pops up at the end as the mastermind of the breakout, and then breaks a tired Batman's back. However, not as disappointed as I would be if some geezer then rabbit punches his spine back together again...and declares Batman fit for a rematch though
Or may be based on the possible story line reported on from the other day, Batman has to catch all the villains that have escaped - Joker could still be the main antagonist. Though, I think I'm gonna be let down somewhat, if it turns out that Bane pops up at the end as the mastermind of the breakout, and then breaks a tired Batman's back. However, not as disappointed as I would be if some geezer then rabbit punches his spine back together again...and declares Batman fit for a rematch though it could be a good way to bring in Azrael or have Nightwing donning the suit...or Damien, given that we're dealing with an older Batman...and so an older son.
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2:39PM on 01/21/2015
I like the idea that for a solo Batman movie they're going the route of an established Batman. And great that they're going to use The Dark Knight Returns for that inspiration.

BUT, if they are going the route of having Robin included in these movies, then in no way should they use Carrie Kelly. Nothing against the character, but for christ's sake if you're going to use Robin at least use Damian Wayne.
I like the idea that for a solo Batman movie they're going the route of an established Batman. And great that they're going to use The Dark Knight Returns for that inspiration.

BUT, if they are going the route of having Robin included in these movies, then in no way should they use Carrie Kelly. Nothing against the character, but for christ's sake if you're going to use Robin at least use Damian Wayne.
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2:24PM on 01/21/2015

I am stocked!

I know we all would love a new villain for Bats to face in his own solo film but I don't mind Joker. I agree with a lot of folks I want to see Riddler, Mr. Freeze, or Penguin. You even have Man-Bat, Killer Croc, Hush that I would love to see as well.
I know we all would love a new villain for Bats to face in his own solo film but I don't mind Joker. I agree with a lot of folks I want to see Riddler, Mr. Freeze, or Penguin. You even have Man-Bat, Killer Croc, Hush that I would love to see as well.
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5:49PM on 01/22/2015
I would love to see Black Mask in a movie.
I would love to see Black Mask in a movie.
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2:24PM on 01/21/2015

I am stocked!

I know we all would love a new villain for Bats to face in his own solo film but I don't mind Joker. I agree with a lot of folks I want to see Riddler, Mr. Freeze, or Penguin. You even have Man-Bat, Killer Croc, Hush that I would love to see as well.
I know we all would love a new villain for Bats to face in his own solo film but I don't mind Joker. I agree with a lot of folks I want to see Riddler, Mr. Freeze, or Penguin. You even have Man-Bat, Killer Croc, Hush that I would love to see as well.
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2:21PM on 01/21/2015

Awesome

Makes perfect sense and totally eliminates the need for an origin story for Batman and/or Joker.
Makes perfect sense and totally eliminates the need for an origin story for Batman and/or Joker.
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2:11PM on 01/21/2015

I wish Batman well, I really do but he we don't need more of the same.

I really hope this Batman series is better than the Man of Shit stuff we have gotten so far.
I really hope this Batman series is better than the Man of Shit stuff we have gotten so far.
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2:06PM on 01/21/2015

Awesome

Makes perfect sense and totally eliminates the need for an origin story for Batman and/or Joker.
Makes perfect sense and totally eliminates the need for an origin story for Batman and/or Joker.
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12:29PM on 01/21/2015

People are down voting this news?

Are you all stupid , this is a perfect set up for the new Batman movie.
Are you all stupid , this is a perfect set up for the new Batman movie.
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2:10PM on 01/21/2015
Everyone who upvotes this shit is stupid.
Everyone who upvotes this shit is stupid.
11:43AM on 01/21/2015
I'm happy with Batman making an appearance in Suicide Squad... And I'm really looking forward to a solo Batman film with Affleck but...

Was hoping for The Riddler after Nolan avoided him, and if Robin does turn up kinda hoping for an arc of films that see Grayson go from Robin to Nightwing rather than a Carrie Kelly Robin
I'm happy with Batman making an appearance in Suicide Squad... And I'm really looking forward to a solo Batman film with Affleck but...

Was hoping for The Riddler after Nolan avoided him, and if Robin does turn up kinda hoping for an arc of films that see Grayson go from Robin to Nightwing rather than a Carrie Kelly Robin
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10:48AM on 01/21/2015
Would be cool I guess, but I really want to see Batman go up against a new villain other then the Joker. Would love to see another take on the Riddler or perhaps seeing Hugo Strange for the first time.
Would be cool I guess, but I really want to see Batman go up against a new villain other then the Joker. Would love to see another take on the Riddler or perhaps seeing Hugo Strange for the first time.
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10:41AM on 01/21/2015
Looks like DC is going head to head with Marvel head on. It's a big gamble that will either pay off huge or ruin them. At least DC is really good at animated movies.
Looks like DC is going head to head with Marvel head on. It's a big gamble that will either pay off huge or ruin them. At least DC is really good at animated movies.
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11:29AM on 01/21/2015
Hopefully they'll pull it off. Perhaps some good competition will keep the quality of each universe high. Who knows.
Hopefully they'll pull it off. Perhaps some good competition will keep the quality of each universe high. Who knows.
8:19PM on 01/21/2015
Yeah, I hope it pays off as well.
Yeah, I hope it pays off as well.
10:18AM on 01/21/2015

Bruce Timm needs to be involved with any live action DC movie

The man is the reason why all the the animated movies kick ass.

Also, why do we ALWAYS have to have Joker be the villain? Where is Clayface?? Where is Hush? Hugo Strange.
The man is the reason why all the the animated movies kick ass.

Also, why do we ALWAYS have to have Joker be the villain? Where is Clayface?? Where is Hush? Hugo Strange.
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10:36AM on 01/21/2015
Along the same vein, why does Lex Luthor always have to be the villain for Superman? That gets pretty old as well.
Along the same vein, why does Lex Luthor always have to be the villain for Superman? That gets pretty old as well.
11:17AM on 01/21/2015
My guess is marketability - assume most joe-public would not have a clue who Hush/clayface/strange are, whereas everyone and his gran knows the Joker.

Feels to me DC haven't hit the level of confidence in their movie franchises yet to bring these 'smaller' characters to the big screen still and hope to have big box office draw. Whereas Marvel now have a talking raccoon making bank...
My guess is marketability - assume most joe-public would not have a clue who Hush/clayface/strange are, whereas everyone and his gran knows the Joker.

Feels to me DC haven't hit the level of confidence in their movie franchises yet to bring these 'smaller' characters to the big screen still and hope to have big box office draw. Whereas Marvel now have a talking raccoon making bank...
11:18AM on 01/21/2015
A good script for "Hush" would be the Titanic of all Batman movies.
A good script for "Hush" would be the Titanic of all Batman movies.
11:39AM on 01/21/2015
Titanic, as in the movie and all the Oscars it receive.
Titanic, as in the movie and all the Oscars it receive.
12:27PM on 01/21/2015
CLAY FACE!!!!
CLAY FACE!!!!
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10:11AM on 01/21/2015

animated movies

DC has really made some awesome animated movies.
DC has really made some awesome animated movies.
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10:42AM on 01/21/2015
I agree. Marvel is really good at making movies but sucks at animated movies. But DC is exceptionally good at making animated movies but we'll have to wait and see on their new movies.
I agree. Marvel is really good at making movies but sucks at animated movies. But DC is exceptionally good at making animated movies but we'll have to wait and see on their new movies.
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9:42AM on 01/21/2015

Marvel has really hypnotized me...

i guess im a "fanboy." You could post an article that says "Ant-Man will have scene set in sock drawer" and my initial reaction would be "wow, that's pretty friggin awesome." The biggest DC news comes out and I'm like "... cool."
i guess im a "fanboy." You could post an article that says "Ant-Man will have scene set in sock drawer" and my initial reaction would be "wow, that's pretty friggin awesome." The biggest DC news comes out and I'm like "... cool."
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9:58AM on 01/21/2015
At least you admit it. Respect.
At least you admit it. Respect.
11:25AM on 01/21/2015
I think I am too. Lol.
I think I am too. Lol.
1:36PM on 01/21/2015
For me it depends, ant man, so far, has me meh. Doctor Strange, cool. Avengers age of ultron, BvS and Suicide Squad, awesome.
For me it depends, ant man, so far, has me meh. Doctor Strange, cool. Avengers age of ultron, BvS and Suicide Squad, awesome.
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