Ben Affleck has been rumored to be making a surprise cameo in Suicide Squad as Batman, and now thanks to Twitter, it seems the rumors have been true all along.
On Wednesday, the Caped Crusader was spotted by extras and fans riding on top of a car driven by the Joker with Harley Quinn riding shotgun. But was it the Batman v Superman star or just a stunt double?
According to People magazine, on Wednesday, Affleck was spotted in Los Angeles, meaning that it was his stunt double riding on top of the car. But the photos prove that he will be making a cameo in the film. After all, for weeks the rumor mill has been buzzing that Matt Damon’s bestie would appear alongside Will Smith in the much-anticipated film.
Ben has been spotted in Toronto where the movie is currently in production, and there were even leaked photos of a man – who looked an awful lot like the Good Will Hunting star – trying to conceal his face under a hat while standing next to Jared Leto in costume as the Joker.
These photos were followed by on-set photos of the Batmobile, furthering the Batman speculation. Who else drives the Batmobile but Batman?
Now it seems the rumors can be put to rest, and with all of the photo leaks, the cameo should no longer really be called a “surprise.”
Affleck can be seen as the Caped Crusader for the first time when Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on March 25, 2016. Despite the fact that no one has seen him in character, that did not stop fans from being outraged when the Oscar winner was first cast. At the time, he even joked that his agent told him not to read the internet for a few months.
The Argo director tried to put fans at ease when he first explained that his version of Batman would be different than previous versions.
“I don’t want to give away too much, but the idea for the new Batman is to redefine him in a way that doesn’t compete with the (Christian) Bale and Chris Nolan Batman but still exists within the Batman canon,” Affleck told Playboy magazine in December of 2013. “It will be an older and wiser version, particularly as he relates to Henry Cavill’s Superman character.”
Along with the appearance of Ben Affleck as Batman, Suicide Squad, which opens on August 5, 2016, also stars Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Will Smith, Scott Eastwood, Jai Courtney, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Joel Kinnaman, and Viola Davis.
[Photo Courtesy of Chris Sylvia via Twitter]