Suicide Squad: Ben Affleck talks Batman cameo, plus new image debuts

“It felt like I have such a cool cousin."

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New details of Ben Affleck's Batman cameo in Suicide Squad have been revealed.

Following leaked footage revealing a car chase involving the Batmobile and the Joker's car, both Affleck and director David Ayer have spoken on Batfleck's involvement in the upcoming film.
Ayer told USAToday, "We made him fight. He's awesome [as Batman]... you really sense that but for the grace of God he himself would be doing some really foul stuff out in the world.”

Though Affleck continues to be "bound by nondisclosure clauses a mile long"; the actor did express his thrill at being involved in Suicide Squad's in-universe storyline, “It felt like I have such a cool cousin. This thing that is so awesome is somehow related to me, and that was really exciting because it started to feel like a constellation of things, and I’ve never had that feeling.”

Alongside new details, Ayer also tweeted out a fresh image of the team. 

Though not everyone's here, with the Enchantress (Cara Delevingne)'s missing presence especially noted considering she's been rumoured as the film's Big Bad, it does put Katana (Karen Fukuhara) front and centre. A nice change for a character who has largely been sidelined in promotional material released so far. Hopefully, this is an indicator she won't be playing an entirely minor role in unfolding events. 

Clockwise from the top left, we're looking at Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman), Deadshot (Will Smith), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Katana, and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie).

Suicide Squad hits UK theatres 5 August.