David Ayer Says Batman is "Freaking Scary" in Suicide Squad

Monday, 11 July 2016 - 1:46PM
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Monday, 11 July 2016 - 1:46PM
David Ayer Says Batman is "Freaking Scary" in Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad is highly anticipated by fans, partially by virtue of being a movie that takes the villains' point of view. And according to David Ayer, that means that the highly publicized cameo from Batfleck will represent a very different perspective on the Caped Crusader, in which he's essentially the "bad guy":
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"All the Batman movies have been from Batman's point of view. He's the good guy," Ayer told Collider. "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."
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This makes sense, as the "villain" from the perspective of a supervillain would, of course, be a superhero. But how does Batman play into the overall plot? As many have guessed/predicted from the trailers and plot details thus far, Batman is responsible for putting all or most of the villains in Belle Reve:

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"He has purpose for what he's doing, and you couldn't tell the story of the Suicide Squad-as you mentioned so many of the characters that are in that squad had some interaction with him in order to get into Belle Reve, so you have to deal with that at the very least."
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But Ayer insists that his role in the plot is still somewhat opaque, even though we've all seen those set photos. Even with all those leaks, which Ayer and the studio anticipated, we'll still have plenty of surprises when we see Batfleck in theaters:

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"We have had some material exposed by virtue of being out on the streets and working out on the streets, but it's a sliver. It's a fragment and it's all out of context. For me it's a lot of fun just to see how people try and assemble these pieces because in their minds, they're a much larger piece of the film than they're actually saying. But it takes days and days to shoot a scene so it's how does all this fit together? That's the big surprise."
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Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5.
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