Jared Leto Talks Filming ‘Suicide Squad’; Affleck Shares His Thoughts On The Movie

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There were numerous reports about Jared Leto’s method acting during the lengthy production of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, which were almost too crazy to believe, despite the fact that they were later confirmed by a few actors and producers that worked on the movie.

During an interview, Will Smith himself revealed that he never spoke to Leto out of character while filming the movie. When TNT Brasil caught up with Leto at the 88th Academy Awards and asked him about that, the actor had the following to say:

I did interact, but I did it through the eyes of The Joker—which is really fun. It was fun to play that game.

The actor obviously has some big shoes to fill, but his version of the Clown Prince of Crime will be much more different than his predecessors. Expectations are high for Leto, so this role was something new to even him:

It was interesting to take on this challenge. It was unlike anything I’ve ever done before.

As for the director, Leto had nothing but good things to say about him. “He’s great! He’s an animal. I love him,” the actor told TNT Brasil. Everything we’ve seen so far from the movie indicates that Ayer has done something truly special, so it’s not surprising that the studio is already trying to get him back for a sequel.

Meanwhile, Ben Affleck, who got to see an early cut of Suicide Squad, shared his thoughts on the movie in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, which is jam-packed with details about the DC Extended Universe. Here’s what he had to say:

I’ve seen Suicide Squad, and I can tell you that movie really works. That movie is really, really cool and fun and awesome.

What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to seeing Suicide Squad? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.

Source: TNT Brasil (via Comicbook.com) & EW

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • Wazza1

    I do find it interesting that Affleck has already seen a cut of Suicide Squad. I just wondering if Batman is just a cameo in the movie and Ben isn’t directing or producing why has he seen it?.

    • Jake Bucsko

      Because he’s the goddamn Batman

    • Whatsupdoc

      Well Affleck is in it as Batman, so there’s that. And from what I’m hearing, he’s writing and directing the standalone Batman movie as well (hasn’t been confirmed yet.)
      DC/WB has already expressed interest in getting all of their current and future directors up to speed with all of their movies. It makes sense to me.

    • Probably because Suicide Squad is a part of that Batman v Superman Universe and I believe Ben is rumored to be directing a stand alone batman movie. So if thats the case he’s in there to give an opinion on them. So this way everyone is on the same page on where they want to take this universe or take the Joker.

      For example Joss Whedon saw a lot of the cuts of the iron man/captain america/thor films before they were released so everyone can be on the same page on how these films could be connected and he only directed the 2 Avengers Films. I know it’s taboo to talk about Marvel properties into a DC thread but whatever. This is all just my theory anyways.

    • SAMURAI36

      This is kinda a no-brainer, isn’t it?

      • Two harbors

        Yes, of course. Not sure why it would even be questioned.

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