The newest Suicide Squad trailer featured a wealth of new footage, as well as some new songs, but that wasn't what caught most people's eye.
What popped off the screen more than anything was the wealth of Batman scenes. In an exchange with Fandango, director David Ayer addressed the Dark Knight's involvement, as well as when the film takes place.
"Just the right amount," says director David Ayer when we asked how much Batman we'll get to see in the film. As for when Suicide Squad takes place -- before or after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice -- and whether it will acknowledge the events of BvS, Ayer was reluctant to go into details, simply saying "the answer to all of the above is yes."
In the trailer, we see the bat interacting with Joker and Harley via the vehicle scene, but he also locks horns with Deadshot at some point, according to Will Smith.
"The Bat does cross my path... and, ya know, it's not completely pleasant,"
Same goes for Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who plays Killer Croc. The actor has already teased some sort of interaction between the two. As for the timeline, in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, the history between Batman and the Joker has already been established, and from earlier trailers it appears we see Batman saving Harley, perhaps from the Joker earlier in his career. The film's probably going to time jump a bit, so the answer Ayer gave is probably right on the money.
Suicide Squad releases on August 5th.