Following the release of “Suicide Squad” on Digital HD, a new Easter Egg has been spotted that refers to one of Gotham City’s most notorious mob bosses, Carmine Falcone.
A clever Reddit user was watching the “Suicide Squad” extended cut and came to the part of the film when Batman captures Floyd Lawton, a.k.a. Deadshot, in front of his daughter.
However, before that scene happens, there’s an establishing shot of the Gotham City skyline, and if you look closely, you can see a building displaying a glowing sign in bright pink/purple cursive font that says “Falcone.”
Here’s a screenshot as evidence.
That means that the building is owned by Carmine Falcone, head of the Falcone crime family.
In the comics, Falcone made his debut in the four-part story “Batman: Year One” written by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli in 1987.
Falcone is a powerful mob boss nicknamed “The Roman,” and his stranglehold over Gotham City’s organized crime is referred to as “The Roman Empire” at least once. In “Batman: Year One,” his penthouse is even designed in a Roman architectural style.
Outside of the comics, Falcone was played by Tom Wilkinson in 2005’s “Batman Begins.” He is currently being played by John Dorman on the Fox TV series “Gotham.”
Could Falcone make his next cinematic appearance in Ben Affleck’s “The Batman” as the individual who hires Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke to take out the Caped Crusader? Only time will tell.