‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ And ‘Suicide Squad’ — Shocking Ways The Films Are Related

With the DC Comics Universe set to expand in the coming years, it is pretty well established that the majority of the upcoming films will be connected to each other at some level. In fact, with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad set to be released next year, both films will share a number of interesting connections. With that in mind, here are a few ways in which the two films are related.

According to Movie Pilot, one of the biggest connections will center on the past history between Batman (Ben Affleck) and The Joker (Jared Leto). In fact, these two characters will be a major point of connection between the movies.

Although The Joker is not expected to play a large part in either movie, he has been included in both both trailers. His inclusion in the trailers seems to indicate that The Joker will provide some kind of backstory for the movies to build on. In particular, his interactions with Batman and a certain sidekick will be a major focus here.

The cast of Suicide Squad includes Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto. [Image via Warner Bros] The cast of ‘Suicide Squad’ includes Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto. [Image via Warner Bros]In Batman v Superman, this back story involves the death of Robin. In the trailer, Robin’s suit is shown hanging in the Batcave with a message written by The Joker painted on the front. This message is clearly something that still has an impact on Batman, and will likely affect his decisions in the movie.

At the same time, The Joker was also featured in the trailer for Suicide Squad. Although his role in the movie will likely center on Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), the music in the trailer alludes to the message that was written on Robin’s suit. Additionally, there has been leaks of a scene involving a car chase between Batman and The Joker, which means the two characters will at least briefly face off in the film.

Jared Leto's performance as The Joker has been called "intense" by costar Will Smith. [Image via David Ayer Twitter] Jared Leto’s performance as The Joker has been called ‘intense’ by costar Will Smith. [Image via David Ayer/Twitter]Meanwhile, another connection between the two films is the fact that the villains in Suicide Squad were all taken down by Batman. While this likely won’t be a central focus in either movie, it is a connection that should be mentioned, and depending on how Batman is portrayed in Suicide Squad, this might set him up as the main target for the group of villains.

According to Cinema Blend, this idea that the Suicide Squad is formed in order to take down Batman has some evidence to back it up. Apparently, the government officials led by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) have video footage of Batman committing acts of violence and vigilantism. In order to keep tabs on him and prevent him from taking the law in his own hands, Waller forms the group to take him down.

If Batman is the main “villain” in the movie, then it does make sense that Waller’s group would include villains that the caped crusader put away. Not only would they have some inside information about Batman and his tendencies, but they would also have motivation to get the job done without trying to escape.

Additionally, this would give Waller some deniability in the event that the group of villains do not succeed in taking out Batman. Either way, the idea that Batman will the group’s main target is definitely an interesting one that could have an impact on Batman’s characteristics in Batman v Superman.

Speaking of interesting theories, it has been mentioned that Suicide Squad is actually a prequel to the events in Batman v Superman. It is known that the events in Batman v Superman are late in Batman’s life, as Affleck’s version of the caped crusader is a grizzled veteran. If Suicide Squad is a prequel, then it certainly opens up the door for more connections with Batman v Superman and other films, including Justice League.

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