(NOTE LANGUAGE)Â Lots of virtual ink has been spent on fan speculation that with a name only listed as TDK,Â Nathan FillionÂ would be playing The Dark Knight AKA Batman in the upcoming sequelÂ The Suicide Squad.Â
However, fanboys and girls, you can put your hands down. Or, more accurately, your arms:Â with a new clipÂ posted exclusively to IGN's YouTube channel, it has been revealed that TDK actually stands for The Detachable Kid -- a low-tier DC Comics hero who can detach his limbs and use them independent of his torso.Â
In the scene fromÂ Guardians of the GalaxyÂ directorÂ James Gunn's forthcoming film, the Suicide Squad members, includingÂ Joel Kinnaman's Rick Flag andÂ Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, are under fire, and the order goes out to deploy TDK.Â
In that instant, Fillion strikes a heroic pose, and his arms indeed pop off, andÂ float over to the bad guys, and proceed to basically just annoyÂ them.Â
"What the f***?!" Harley says in disbelief. "I didn't pick the damn team!" Flag replies in his defense.
A while back, Fillion, who has appeared in nearly every Gunn-directed film in some form,Â had some fun with the online speculation. He falsely boasted to ABC Audio that not only was he playing The Dark Knight, but that previous BatmenÂ West,Â Keaton,Â Kilmer,Â Clooney, andÂ BaleÂ need to take a seat. "I'm gonna go update my Wikipedia page as well, to make sure everybody knows that I played The Dark Knight. Some say the best, I don't know who's saying it. I'll just say, 'Whatever guys, you be the judge.'"Â Â
The Suicide SquadÂ also starsÂ Viola Davis,Â John Cena,Â Idris Elba,Â Michael Rooker, andÂ Sylvester StalloneÂ as the voice of King Shark. The film opens August 6.
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