Around AOTF ×

How Will Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice And Suicide Squad Tie Together?

| May 24, 2015

How Will Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice And Suicide Squad Tie Together? Articles Culture  Suicide Squad Movies DC Universe DC Comics Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Batman v Superman

The DC Cinematic Universe first got underway back in 2013 upon the release of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel that was pretty polarizing among moviegoers and comic fans, but things are not truly shifting into gear until next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While that movie is releasing in March, there is another DC movie that some are even more excited about with Suicide Squad, which is taking a very unique approach that not even Marvel has done yet. The question is, just how connected with Batman v Superman is Suicide Squad and when is it set in comparison?

Obviously, Man of Steel is the first movie in the DC Cinematic Universe as said above, with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice rumored to be set two years later. With Batman v Superman coming next March and Suicide Squad coming five months later, one would assume that it would be set after the fact. However, there is a lot of speculation that Suicide Squad might in fact be taking place before the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

There wasn’t much discussion about this possibility until Umberto Gonzalez, formerly part of Latino Review, tweeted back in late March that Suicide Squad would be taking place between Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, rather than after the latter. He has been pretty solid on most of his DC movie related news, particularly Suicide Squad, but some have also not come to pass. Plenty of other teases and leaks have come out since that seem to make this timeline all the more possible however.

After the start of the filming for Suicide Squad, we got images of Ben Affleck on the set of the movie, even with his Batmobile as well supposedly. At first, Affleck being there was believed to just be for filming of a rumored flashback for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, where Joker kills the former Robin, Jason Todd. This is far from confirmed, but multiple reports say this would be in Batman v Superman in some way. Later reports did say that Ben Affleck did in fact film a cameo for Suicide Squad as well, but we still do not know that for sure.

Based on the fact we only ever saw Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne and never Batman for sure, it is very possible that the character only shows up as Bruce. There are some set images of him under a robe of some sort that could be them hiding the Batsuit, but it could just be them trying to hide Affleck’s appearance period. If Batman himself isn’t involved, it could go with the idea that Batman is kind of a “boogeyman” that many do not know, though he had been operating in Gotham City for a long time. The other possibility is that perhaps the Suicide Squad is put together by Amanda Waller to go after this Batman figure, though it would be hard to believe that Joker and Harley Quinn are at a point to be in jail, but Waller wouldn’t know about who Batman really is at that point with her resources.

Much speculation was that Bruce retired after the events of Jason’s death, which is believed to be the reason Joker is in Arkham at the time of Suicide Squad. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice could very well see Bruce putting back on the cape and cowl after this retirement, which would be why he might only be seen as Bruce Wayne in Suicide Squad, if rumors are to believed.

The rumored flashback scene could even be a fantastic way to show the tragedy that Batman has suffered, while also serving as an excellent tease to the Suicide Squad by showing us Jared Leto’s likely sadistic Joker for the first time in action. Having that within the movie really does not help us with placement of the two movies however.

While it may seem completely stupid and unheard of to have connected movies like this possibly be so off timeline wise, one must remember that Marvel did the exact same thing. After starting with Iron Man in 2008, they also released The Incredible Hulk later that summer. Two years later they released Iron Man 2, which actually took place before and around the same time as The Incredible Hulk. As long as the timeline is well explained within the movies, I don’t think we really have anything to worry about either way.

With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice still 10 months away and Suicide Squad 15 months away, many questions could be answered in the meantime. This may be something that DC and Warner Bros. will keep to themselves until the release of the movies next year, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they used a venue like Comic Con to give us more exact details on just how Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad fit together.

Do you like the idea of Suicide Squad possibly being set before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, or do you prefer to movies to be set in chronological order based on their release date? Also, do you think this is the route they are going or do you believe all of the rumors are false? Make sure to let us know in the comments below.

Become a contributor and write about games at AOTF!
Say Something
  • David Timms

    Good article too bad I had to re-read so much of it 3 or 4 times due to your spelling and grammar being worse then a five year old and sections not actually making a coherent sentance that made any sense…

    • Davidrhee

      Lol dumbass… Your English isn’t any better. BIG fails.

      • David Timms

        Its perfect and I didn’t write an article you retarded oaf. Wow they let all mental patients use the internet these days it seems…

        • lol

          Than* sentence*

        • Benji Lewis

          In fairness, you have omitted multiple punctuation marks and misspelled ‘sentence’.
          These aren’t the problem, its the fact you have criticized his grammar and spelling. It doesn’t help your cause.

          • David Timms

            I have made no spelling or grammar mistakes thanks but carry on being retarded if you want

          • hobbs1

            Dude it’s all good. We all make mistakes. No need to get irritated Haha

          • David Timms

            I am sure you do, I dont.

          • hobbs1

            People like you make it fun to read these comments. Your over grown ego coupled with the elementary school level mistakes in grammar and punctuation are a fantastic combination. Not to mention your sudden increase in rhetoric when called out on it. Thank you for making my Sunday enjoyable. :)

          • David Timms

            Thats ok I glad your Sunday consists of you being a retard and I you are right people will enjoy seeing how sad you are spending more times being a retars then talking about the article. Bye

          • The Timms-enator

            I can’t tell if you be a troll or just a mental patient that got access to the internet somehow… but if it’s the latter they should give you an all-access pass and your own blog! For those that don’t find your diswitted rhetoric wildly entertaining, I’m sure it will at least make them feel better about themselves :D.

            P.s. This?. is a period. They call this one?, a comma. A period means the sentence is over. A comma seperates parts of a sentence combined to make one sentence, and it also goes between nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in a list.

            Isn’t English FUN-TASTIC?

          • David Timms

            Of course you can’t tell as your retarded like I said you don’t know anything.

            Glad to know you know your grammar, I am posting on my phone on a blog topic not writing an article, essay or professional letter of novel so your points are just retarded and boring.

            I am glad you also think I should have a blog I am told by people how awesome I am everyday so makes sense.

          • matthew

            Hahaha you are putting those grammatical errors in on purpose right? Or did you go full retard?

          • RunAwayTrain

            Wow man. Like seriously….WOW! Your a whole new kind of stupid I ain’t never seen before. Well done jackass.

          • Jesse Williamson

            It’s simple, if you’re going to bring up grammar, at least use the correct grammar when doing so. You just look and sound uneducated.

          • Whiskers1315

            People seem to like the word retard here, don’t they? Notice I used a comma and also a question mark. What wonderful grammar! Anyways he is right don’t be a hypocrite if you are going to call someone out for making very tiny grammar mistakes on a huge article, then please don’t make any mistakes in your very brief comment. Not only that, but to also deny it when you are called out on your mistake. People like you are what cause the Internet to have a somewhat bad reputation. Now I’m waiting till someone calls me out on my grammar.

          • Hey, yoo gone done words good

          • Raye Diamond

            Dude, you made multiple grammatical errors… I’ll rewrite your rubbish correctly. “Good article; too bad I had to reread it three or four times (due to lack of reading comprehension I presume) due to your spelling and grammar being worse than a five year old ( child or toddler works better) and some sentences and paragraphs not making any sense to me.” To be honest, your English is far from perfect and if you critique an author for it, you better be well versed in said critique. Good day, moron.

          • David Timms

            Hi coon slave, I am sorry you can’t comprehend my comments or read but it’s ok we don’t educate inferior race.

          • hobbs1

            Coon slave? Way to dig deep in your dictionary of insults.

          • David Timms

            I didn’t know I had to use special insults? Are standard ones to complicated for you?

          • Bradley Newell

            David, can you change your name to Simple Jack ? Please make sure the E at the end of simple is backwards, it will signify how stupid and intolerable you are. THANKS !!!!!! ;)

          • General-Zod


          • General-Zod


          • RunAwayTrain

            Dude you did it again. Please don’t insult someone’s grammar when you yourself can’t quit making such a simple damn mistake on such simple words. It’s *than bro not then lol. I mean it’s really not that big of deal and I would never call u out on something like that but with you insulting someone’s else for doing the exact same thing as well as claiming to never make mistakes, I just couldnt refuse.

          • General-Zod


          • IamKevFeige

            you have misspelled “sentance”. It should have been “sentence”. For someone who seems to so well-versed in English, you should have got that one right.

          • Captain Fantastic

            You made a grammatical mistake in this very statement. There needs to be punctuation relating to the word thanks in the above text. The fact that you don’t even recognize that shows you have no credibility in the realm of good writing. Every single sentence you’ve written so far on this page, whether it be above or below this comment, has a run-on, punctuation missing, lack of apostrophe in the right place, or some other oversight on your part. Frankly, you look like an idiot for complaining about someone else’s mistakes, but carry on being a rude person if that gets you through the day.

          • General-Zod


        • blastedRasta


        • GodsAdvised

          I’m no english professor but you made at least 3 errors. 1) You spelled sentence wrong. 2) you used ‘then’ incorrectly when you should have used ‘than’. 3) It’s a really bad run-on sentence. 41 words is too many for a sentence this side is Shakespeare. Maybe don’t throw stones.

      • Tom Philhower Jr.

        David, he probably had to re-read it because he wasn’t smart enough because of the big words like cinematic and universe. He had to look them up.

    • Roht

      Dude, your grammar sucks and you misspelled like 2 words. If u want me to rewrite it perfectly for you I’ll only charge you $100.

    • Ralph Clotaire

      Your whole post was a run on sentence…..

    • Shaun

      Um David, do you know how to use a period? Perhaps a comma? Maybe you had to read this article 3 or 4 times because well, you’re just plain dumb? I read it once. Your comment reads like worse than an elementary school student so, maybe you should keep your trap shut until you learn grammar, punctuation, and well everything else about writing flaws very apparent in your comment.

      • David Timms

        Your on your period? Elementary school? I am not a retarded American like you we have proper schools.

        • Bradley Newell

          It’s you’re

        • Rabbit Season

          It should be written “you’re” and you also forgot either a semicolon or period after the words “like you.” Clearly, you haven’t been paying attention to punctuation and the concept of run-on sentences in your proper school. Naturally I would never put down your country or your school, but you’re not a shining example of academic results.

    • Fro

      David Timms you have so many people calling you a dumbass, yet you are thinking everyone else is dumb or “retarded”. I agree with everyone that called you out and you deserve it. By the way, you look like a huge douche in your picture. You misspelled sentence, didn’t use periods or commas, and wrote a huge run on sentence. You are plain dumb.

      • David Timms

        I am huge thanks :) sorry that you believe you are a retarded like the rest of them sorry to hear that

    • ts3399

      Man are you for real? You’re pointing at others when your English itself is so fucked up? What are you? a fucking troll or a fucking ape? I understand being a virgin till now must be frustrating to you. But you have got to stop venting out your frustration on forums like this. Go cry to your momma.

      • David Timms

        a momma? My mother? American spastic who retarded the English language. Bored now weekends over got work to do unlike you weirdos lol

        • ts3399

          Haha. You make me laugh Timms. What kind of an employer has hired a glorified piece of shit like you? Buddy you need to be experimented on. Scientists might find some answers as to why the aliens don’t want to land on earth. Now fuck off and give your Ego a rest.

  • David

    Why bother speculating, the movies will be great either way. The importance of the timeline, unless verified, is irrelevant. And if it is verified, it barely does a conversation Justice…League ?

    • Ralph Clotaire

      This didn’t really confirm anything. I had no idea they might do something with Jason Todd’s death

      • Michael Mayhem

        There’s been a lot of rumors speculating the death of Jason Todd being the cause of the rift between Joker and Harley. There were earlier rumors stating a Robin costume would be on display in the cave also. It mostly makes sense for him to be at least dead, considering he source material.

        • Charlie kidd

          I’m willing to bet they’ll at least have a version of Robins costume in the cave. Mainly due to the movie taking strong ques from The Dark Knight Returns and thinking about it we’ll possibly get a flashback of the Joker beating Robin with a crowbar or whatever. They’ll do good either way, I’ll at least enjoy seeing an older Batman. Wonder if we’ll see any mutants? ?

  • Harish

    Ben Affleck was spotted in a Batsuit in Suicide Squad sets, update your article on that.

  • TheDeathStarsKeyFob

    Speculation and poor writing, the trademark of internet news.

  • Donald Duck

    I’m more interested in David Timms v Davidrhee, that’s a comicbook story come to life! I hope Nolan does this battle justice.

    • David Timms

      Awesome :)

  • Raye Diamond

    David Timms is an idiot.

    • David Timms

      Doing well against you weirdos lol

      • Bradley Newell


      • GodsAdvised

        I’d love to hear your argument about how you are “doing well”. In reality you’re getting your ass handed to you.

        • David Timms

          Really more people are bothered that I picked up on the poor article then the actual article and have all u little kids crying about it thinking your opinions means shit, its hilarious keep it up retards don’t hurt yourself!

      • General-Zod

        You are an inferior human being. Reading your replies makes me want to wage war against you. You look like you belong on the side of a Milk Carton. I can’t believe you brag about how good your English. Your grammar and spelling wreaks of foreigner – yet you won’t admit it. You even used racial epithets. I know epithet is a big word to you and you will have to look it up.

        Oh btw – I have your Facebook profile and I sent a print screen photo of your disgusting ‘coon’ comment to some random people who are your friends on there.

  • cagonker

    As I remember awhile back (don’t know if you guys read it) that batman pummels the joker almost killing him, where nightwing tries to stop. One of the reasons why the joker is in arkham, not just as a prisoner, but as to protect himself.

    • Dillon Sugg

      Yea… Completely incorrect… Funny part is he keeps coming back to this to check out the responses… That’s the best part out of all of this… Besides the many mistakes that he has made… (And the continuous use of retard … Seriously… Come up with something better…) He keeps coming back to check all of this XD no life at all!

      • cagonker

        Who are you actually referring to.

        • David Timms

          They are all retards and cried about it for the last 3 days it’s hilarious!

  • David Hoffson

    both movies help batman ben Affleck then one movie

    • david timms is a douch

      This movie did not interest me till the tie in with ss and the riff between Harley and joker is no riff at all its a flash back to how harly becomes what we know her as

  • General-Zod

    Zod has a new mission

  • General-Zod


  • dregj

    didn’t they show photos of batman on the roof of joker’s car
    when filming suicide squad I’m pretty sure he’s in it
    a little at least

Related Popular Batman v Superman Content