Much has been said about Batman v Superman over the course of this week, but we are forgetting that it is not the only DC film coming out this year. Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer, is right around the corner. Coming out of set, there have been a myriad of stories surrounding the inert behavior of method actor Jared Leto, as he morphed into his character the Joker. From strange gifts and beyond, we have heard a whole lot about Leto and the character from everyone involved in the movie except for Leto himself. Well his silence was finally broken, as Leto has opened up about his stint as the iconic villain telling EW the following:
“The work that’s been done on this character by so many people before me has been so impactful, so incredible, so much fun, so profound, so risky, that it’s a very special thing to be asked to take on that responsibility.”
Leto also made comparisons to Hamlet, and how he needed to make his version of the character unique:
“You just knew you had to do something different. You had to make it your own. That happens all the time. Whether you’re a composer working on a piece of music that was written a century ago, or you’re an actor on stage, reinterpreting a play, it’s very common these days. Director’s take on great works of cinema, actors reinterpret roles, that’s been going on for a great deal of time. From Scarface to Hamlet. In some ways it’s really interesting to reinterpret, redefine.”
Leto also when onto to confirm just how lucky he feels to have been given the opportunity to play such a larger than life role. For all of his innate quirkiness on set, whatever Leto is doing is working. His last role won him an Oscar in Dallas Buyers Club. The Suicide Squad trailer certainly raised fan expectations for the film, and recently Ayer and crew went back for reshoots to “add some levity” to the film. Suicide Squad comes out August 5th this year.
So what do you guys think of Leto’s comments? Are you excited for Suicide Squad? Drop a comment and let us know what you think.