12 Jul 2016 10:42 AM +00:00 UTC

Batman’s Part in Suicide Squad May Be A Darker Non-Hero and Scary Role

Even though his monikers—the Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader, the Bat—have always depicted a rather dark character, only Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale's The Dark Knight trilogy and persona truly dabbled with his dark side.

Compared to previous Batman films (with the exception of the classic ones portrayed by Michael Keaton, of course), that Batman personified what it is to The Bat, down to his garbled growl.

It seems that this dark, scary batman may be what Suicide Squad writer and director David Ayers may be going for when he thought of including Batman into the cast of misfits and miscreants.

Speaking to IGN, Ayers brought up the interesting spin of how Batman will be like. Taking a break from portraying Batman as a bright kiddie hero (I'm looking at you, George Clooney), Ayers pointed out its point of attack: the fact that all prior Batman films were told from Batman's point of view

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"If you look at what Bruce Wayne has done in creating the Batman persona, his idea was to terrorize criminals. It's a sort of psychological warfare against criminals. This wraith that comes in the night and attacks and culls criminals from society. For the first time, we're seeing Batman from the point of view of the criminals, and he's freaking scary."

Ayers also confirmed that Suicide Squad will portray an incredibly complex story. Considering the number of characters and all the ways that they could've been connected with Batman before they ended up in Belle Reve, there's potentially a lot more to see in the movie.

Suicide Squad stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale-Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Cara Delevingne, Karen Fukuhara, and Adam Beach. It's set to launch in theaters this August.

Read:New footage for Suicide Squad now out.