San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Toy Reveals Severely Changed Batman Suit In ‘Suicide Squad’

Many had doubts about Suicide Squad and just how successful it would be in theaters, but the build-up for it has been fantastic. Now, there is more coming out about it and revealing new details that help it fit into the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). With San Diego Comic-Con 2016 starting today, much more is expected out this week, and it’s already started with a new toy that presents a Batsuit that is more Joker and less Batman.

Superhero Hype reported that Hot Toys gave a preview of some Suicide Squad action figures on Wednesday night, and one is extremely unique. Please note that there are possible spoilers ahead for the film, and if you don’t want to know or see them, then stop reading now.

The figure is known simply as “Joker (Batman Impostor Version),” and it’s quite awesome. It is a version of the Batsuit drenched in purple and green along with some red splotches all over the place. Some of the Joker’s tattoos are painted on it as well, and there are other significant and identifying factors.

One of those is the silver-laced grin of the Joker seen under the cowl.

As usual, DC Comics’ movies are always pushed in gigantic fashion, with merchandise from toys to video games to clothing and much more. Usually, they are quite normal and expected, but they are very telling of the film, and that can be said again for Suicide Squad.

However, we don’t even truly know if this Joker version of the Batsuit will actually be in the film or if it’s just another toy. One has to believe that it will actually show up in the movie and connects well to the iconic “Robin suit” shown in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Many questions remain, though, and one has to wonder if this is going to Joker’s own version of the suit or if he somehow gets hold of the actual Batsuit from Ben Affleck’s Batman.

Here is the official Suicide Squad synopsis as given by Warner Bros.

“Suicide Squad follows the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and takes place in a post-Superman world where the government tries to determine how to respond in the event that an alien with more villainous intentions visits Earth. Ruthless intelligence officer Amanda Waller offers to recruit society’s worst criminals, those possessing lethal skills and superhuman powers. Her first target: the possessed archaeologist June Moone/Enchantress.

“When Midway City is threatened by a powerful mystical enemy, Waller’s plan gets the go-ahead. She cuts deals with the whole squad of prisoners: Deadshot gets his Second Amendment rights ­reinstated, Harley is set free from her cage, Diablo steps out of his fireproof prison, Boomerang and Slipknot each get to wield their signature weapons once more, and Killer Croc emerges from the swamp. The only condition is this: Obey orders or die. This is strictly enforced by squad leader Rick Flag, the samurai Katana, and of course the explosive devices – developed by Wayne Enterprises – inserted into their necks. However, the arrival of the tatted-up Gotham City mega-criminal, the Joker, might doom the mission thanks to his plan to reunite with his true love, Harley.”

So much will be taking place in Suicide Squad, and that is easily understandable given its gigantic cast. Jared Leto will be joined by Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Scott Eastwood, Jai Courtney, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Karen Fukuhara, Jay Hernandez, and a host of others.

DC Comics and Warner Bros. really want this film to be a huge success and maybe take the minds of the fans off of some of the missteps with Dawn of Justice.

Yes, the Ultimate Version has received a lot of high praise and is the film that many fans thought should have been released from the beginning. Still, it will be used as a learning tool for Warner Bros., and some reshoots for Suicide Squad may have caused filmmakers to make changes that may have been criticized before.

Suicide Squad is really building momentum as the release of August 5 draws closer, and it looks like fans are starting to take to it more. Jared Leto’s version of the Joker may take some getting used to, but he seems like a worthy adversary for Batman. Throw on top of that this new toy revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, it looks like the Batsuit is going to get a complete overhaul and a brand new look.

[Image via Warner Bros./DCEU]