Since even earlier than Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League launched, there’s been numerous drama surrounding a pivotal scene that includes Batman. Rocksteady’s loot shooter is the continuation of the Batman: Arkham storyline, so followers had been naturally keen on how the sport makes use of the caped crusader. Effectively, a newly found easter egg could give followers sad together with his involvement some hope, or it could change into only a actually elaborate means of teasing Calendar Man as a future playable character.
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As the sport’s title suggests, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is all about taking out DC Comics’ greatest heroes after they’re enslaved by the mind-controlling alien Brainiac. Batman is amongst them, and whereas his look has some nice nods to the Arkham video games, his dying by the hands of Harley Quinn has been an enormous drawback for some followers. Killing a comic book e-book character is usually impermanent as a result of there’s at all times a hero-reviving Lazarus Pit across the nook, however this dying felt completely different to some.
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A part of this was as a result of the sport is one among prolific voice actor Kevin Conroy’s remaining performances as Batman previous to his dying in November of 2022, however broadly, some felt this was an anticlimactic finish for the Arkham iteration of Bruce Wayne. This was a personality gamers had spent numerous time within the footwear of, and now they had been compelled to kill him. It’s giving comparable vibes to how some gamers reacted to The Final of Us Half II, and scrolling by the responses to the scene on YouTube paints an unsightly image.
The deserves of that response are a dialog for one more day, however a newly found set of calendars hidden round Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League’s world could trace that Batman will come again into the fold someway. YouTube channel Batman Arkham Movies has posted a video (thanks, IGN) displaying 12 calendars plastered on random partitions all through the sport’s open world, every comparable to a unique month and with one date circled on them. December is the one exception, because it doesn’t have a date circled; It has a date marked with Batman’s image.
Should you put every of those calendars in chronological order and use the date quantity to correspond to a unique letter of the alphabet (with 1 being A, 2 being B, and so forth), you get a cryptic message:
January 8 – H February 5 – E March 23 – W April 9 – I Might 12 – L June 12 – L July 18 – R August 5 – E September 20 – T October 21 – U November 18 – R December 14 – N
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The query is who will return. The usage of calendars looks like an homage to Calendar Man, a Batman villain who commits crimes on particular holidays as a bit. The serial killer appeared in earlier Arkham video games and will, theoretically, be a playable character “returning.” However using the Batman image on the December calendar appears to be hinting that Bruce may discover his means again from the abyss.
However whether it is Batman returning, will this hypothetical resurrection be in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League or a future Rocksteady undertaking? That’s unclear at this level, however the studio does have plans to launch new characters for the loot shooter. On condition that the sport is all about capturing and upgrading weapons, it appears unlikely that Batman will find yourself as a playable character as a result of a part of his entire schtick is objecting to using firearms.