Only those that sat down to watch the ultimate edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be aware that Arkham Asylum was on the cards from the very beginning. In that feature, Batman told Superman's nemesis Lex Luthor that he would be put into the facility in Gotham City and when an image was leaked to show Jessie Eisenberg in an Arkham style get up, it was all but confirmed.
But for November's release of Justice League, the institution that holds a number of the worst DC villains will be prominent as it builds on the short scenes shown in Suicide Squad. Utilized only for flashback purposes, Arkham was the backdrop to show how Joker took Dr. Harleen Quinzel under his control and eventually turned her into the chaotic Harley Quinn.
No Inside Information Given, Just A Massive Online Clue
Rather than needing Clark Kent-type investigative journalism skills, DC dropped the hint themselves as they were in the middle of updating their own IMDb page. Here we are able to glean that some of the cast members are involved in the production as an "Arkham Guard" that essentially lets the cat out of the bag altogether.
The complete cast is slowly coming to light as Jeremy Irons reprises his role as Alfred Pennyworth. While Amy Adams returns as Lois Lane and likewise for Diane Lane as Martha Kent. Yet the fresh faces make for an intriguing group, including J.K. Simmons as the new Commissioner Gordon, Amber Heard as Mera, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Ciaran Hinds as Steppenwolf, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West and Willem Dafoe swapping Marvel's Spider-Man for DC to play Nuidis Vulko.
Will Deathstroke Be Born Out Of Arkham?
Those that watch CW's Arrow have a fair gauge as to the ruthlessness of Slade Wilson's character, turning from a trusted ally into a dangerous killing machine that never takes a backward step. Given the new prominence of the Arkham Asylum facility, many have speculated that Joe Mangianello's villain could be created from the Gotham City location.
Slade Wilson is akin to Deadshot to be an assassin for hire and some screen shots have show Lex Luthor and Deathstroke talking together. Clearly Eisenberg's character will need some muscle and foot soldiers to carry out his revenge on Batman and co, maybe those blueprints will be laid out in the prison?
Source: Hall of Fame Magazine