Jared Leto Talks Working With Director David Ayer On ‘Suicide Squad’

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This summer we’ll finally get to see Jared Leto as the Clown Prince of Crime in David Ayer’s highly anticipated Suicide Squad, which is looking better and better with each bit of new footage that is released. We’ve been hearing quite a lot about the actor’s behavior on the set of the movie, but judging from what we’ve seen so far from him, it definitely looks like this could be one of his best performances yet.

In the latest issue of Total Film (via We Got This Covered), Leto reveals the one villain that he thinks is worse than The Joker and let’s just say that it’s not someone you’d normally think about when it comes to how infamous a comic book villain is:

“The only villain who may be more infamous is the devil. The Joker is an icon, a legend, the baddest of the bad and seems to be having the most fun. Hard not to be a fan of that.”

The actor then went on to talk about a few meetings he had with the director of the movie to get into the mindset of the character before he began filming his scenes:

“I knew I was going to have to dive deep and go to a place I had never gone before. We sat outside his house and talked and it was clear he wanted to make something really different. He wanted to break some rules, and that’s very compelling. I got the sense he was on a mission. This wasn’t just a movie for him. He had a lot of passion and ideas. He was also very decisive, which is needed when you’re walking upon trepidatious ground. His ideas and energy were infectious, and I knew I had to be a part of the adventure.”

What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to seeing what Ayer and Leto have in store for The Joker in the movie? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section.

Source: Total Film (via We Got This Covered)

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.

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    I want to see a scene in the solo Batman film of all of his rogues gallery at a big table, like a bunch of gangsters–with Joker at the head of the table–talking about how they’re going to take out the Bat.

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