When Suicide Squad arrived, some fans were upset that there wasn't as much interaction between The Joker (Jared Leto) and Batman (Ben Affleck) as there appeared to be in the trailers and set video leading up to the movie's release in theaters. The designers at Hot Toys decided to take matters into their own hands and designed a Joker action figure complete with a Batman imposter costume. While we don't know exactly when these will go on sale, or how much they will cost, these 1/6th scale figures may certainly be a hot commodity among DC collectors. Especially since they will only be available in very select markets.
Hot Toys unveiled this new action figure through Facebook today, revealing The Joker sporting his very own Batman imposter costume. While we never saw this Batman costume in the film, it's certainly possible that we may see it in Suicide Squad 2. But that is pure speculation from one writer who usually gets it wrong 99.9% of the time. Take a look at the official description for this Hot Toys action figure.
"The longstanding feud between Batman and the Joker has been the dramatic core in Batman lore since the very beginning. In the Suicide Squad movie, the two have an oh-so-brief encounter - their first in the recently established DC Extended Universe - leaving fans to speculate and dream about what it would be like when they inevitably clash in future outings. In the spirit of the movie, the designers at Hot Toys let their imagination run wild, and the result was an intriguing alternative vision of the Joker impersonating Batman, now beautifully realized in the form of a 1/6th scale collectible figure as an exclusive item only available in selected markets! The highly stylistic collectible figure is sophisticatedly crafted based on Jared Leto's image as the Joker from the movie, clad in a specially designed, never-before-seen Batsuit in the Joker's signature purple and green colors and decorated with his unique tattoo prints. It also features a masked head sculpt revealing the Joker's sinister grin, 2 blood-stained batarangs, a flag gun, and a Suicide Squad-themed figure stand with character backdrop. This very unique Joker/Batman collectible figure will be the jewel in the crown of your Hot Toys collection!"
We got our first look at this Batman imposter toy through photos that surfaced from the convention floor at Comic-Con, which had fans speculating whether or not this costume would be seen in the movie. It's possible that we may see this outfit when Suicide Squad arrives on Blu-ray or DVD in deleted scenes, but we don't have confirmation if this suit was ever created for the movie. No Blu-ray or DVD details have surfaced yet, but director David Ayer has already said that there won't be a director's cut, since the theatrical version is the director's cut.
It's also possible that this imposter Batman costume could be used in Ben Affleck's stand alone Batman reboot, which the actor is starring in, directing and co-writing with Geoff Johns. No story details have been confirmed, but it has been rumored that several iconic Batman villains will surface. We don't know for sure if The Joker is one of them, but as you may have guessed from some of my more recent stories, I'm not sure about a lot of things lately. And I don't mind telling you how much I don't know, cause I don't know what else to say! Take a look at these photos below featuring the Batman imposter Hot Toys figures from Suicide Squad.