Suicide Squad will mark the third film in DC's shared film universe when it drops on August 5, and the film will rely heavily on the new interconnectedness in DC's movie universe -- namely, with Batman. And according to director David Ayer, it's not just a cameo.
“We made him fight,” Ayer told USAToday. “[Ben Affleck is] 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.”
Batman's appearance makes perfect sense, as the film's primary antagonist is his arch-nemesis, the Joker, who Ayer described as "the king of Planet Joker."
Affleck himself also weighed in on his role in Suicide Squad, saying “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.”
Along with the details about Batman's involvement, Ayer unveiled a new photo of the team, seen here: