Giancarlo Esposito From ‘Assault On Arkham’ Is Sorry He Wasn’t Part Of The ‘Suicide Squad’ Film

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Breaking Bad‘s Giancarlo Esposito is known for voicing animated versions of DC characters, including Ra’s al-Ghul in Son of Batman and Black Spider in Suicide Squad: Assault on Arkham. Although unconfirmed, it has been widely speculated that Assault of Arkham had largely served as inspiration for David Ayer’s 2016 Suicide Squad film. Even if that was the case, unfortunately for Esposito, his character Black Spider didn’t make the live action cut.

While chatting with ComicBook.com, Esposito let it be known that he would have liked to be involved with the Suicide Squad film. He comments on the financial success (and critical panning) of Ayer’s film, if he plans on seeing the film, and what he thinks about the cast of the movie. Check out his comments below:

“It has been weird. I haven’t seen the film yet. I know, I don’t like to poo poo anything. I know I heard some various different critical comments on how the movie is. I would like to see it because I did work on the animated one. I think it’s a wonderful story. It’s certainly been successful. What does that mean? I’m very happy for their success. I will see. I’m proud to have been part of the animated version. I’m sorry that I wasn’t a part of this version. It probably would have been fun to. I love Will Smith. I love a bunch of the actors in it but haven’t seen it yet.”

His character Black Spider did not make an appearance at all in the first film, meaning that if they did choose to use the character in a sequel then Esposito still had a chance at the role. When reminded of that, Esposito had this to say:

“That’s right! So there’s still room for [the sequel] to be even better!”

The story of Assault on Arkham pits the Squad against The Joker, who hid a dirty bomb somewhere in Gotham. The film used The Joker as a supporting character to Harley Quinn’s story and changed the big bad to The Enchantress, adding an element of magic that didn’t really exist in the animated version. The film is original among DC’s feature-length direct-to-DVD animated films in that it is set in the Batman: Arkham video game series universe, and features details from the game’s mythology. The Suicide Squad movie resides firmly within the DC Extended Film Universe.

Do you want to see Giancarlo Esposito make an appearance as Black Spider in a Suicide Squad sequel? Make sure to let us know what you think below.

Source: ComicBook.com

Josh Behr

Josh Behr

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  • Marquis de Sade

    …and 2 to 3 years down the line, Giancarlo will sigh in relief while simultaneously askin’ himself “WHAT THA’ H E DOUBLE TOOTHPICKS WAS I THINKIN’ ABOUT??? – VOICING THEIR CARTOONS IS ONE THING, BUT RISKIN’ MY SUCCESSFUL THESPIAN CAREER ON dceu’s LIVE ACTION DRECK???” – GET KEVIN FEIGE ON THE LINE!”

    • Monty

      You are sad. It’s just sad.

      • Marquis de Sade

        …and you’re overly sensitive. Just heavy-handedly sensitive.

        • Napi

          Marquis… you are lame as f*ck! All the visitors and the staff of this website feel shame for you LOL!!

          In other news… Suicide Squad is about to reach $ 300 000!!! Soon will beat the helll out of GOTG xDxdXD LOL!!
          DC WINS IDIOT! LOL!!

          • Marquis de Sade

            Three hundred thousand dollars? – It’s definitely past your bedtime, nappy.

          • Napi

            Wow! So you learned to number after the two/three weeks ebarrassment of the other day! I’m glad you passed my test fedora boy, I’m a great teacher 😉 xdXDxDD LOL!!

            I hope you learn more from me :)

            And I’m over my 20’s BTW

          • Marquis de Sade

            Why would I be embarrassed, nappy? – s.s. opened a week earlier overseas, so technically it took over 3 weeks to reach $500 million…big whup! – Second, you maybe “ALLEGEDLY” over 20, but you have the maturity level of a blueberry scone…that’s nuthin’ to be proud of, nappy. Goodnight, boo.

          • Napi

            Maturity level of a blueberry scone?? So that’s the way you can describe yourself?Because OBVIOUSLY I’m just playing your stupid game and it’s a lot of fun how easily I can piss you off with a simple… DC WINS. Later Loser, go and check Filthy Frank, I think he’s got a new video.

        • Monty
    • Monty

      It’s one thing to prefer Coke over Pepsi. But it’s like the rest of us on the internet are just sitting back watching Disney bend @disqus_0FZahFaZmY:disqus over his desk and having their way with you. It’s like you never had the opportunity to develop your own mind. Disney owns you, body, mind and soul.

      • GRKDC

        Why is it always the same people who post hate on this website?

        • Marquis de Sade

          “HATE???”
          Dang…you make it sound like I posted something disparagin’ about dceu’s mama or somethin’?

          • GRKDC

            Sure if that’s how you think of it :/

        • flavortang

          Because they’re miserable trolls that hate their lives.

      • flavortang

        This Marquis guy is a pretty sad individual.

      • Digger Harkness

        LMAO

  • Jewie

    He should play Ra’s Al Ghul. He already voiced him in Son of Batman.

  • too bad the animated version was better.