Suicide Squad: Jared Leto Says Goodbye to the Joker
This might be sad news for some, but Jared Leto's time spent on the set of Suicide Squad as The Joker has come to an end. He's had a lot of fun portraying the Clown Prince, and the stories he's provided the press over the past few months could possibly end up being more entertaining than the movie itself. And they'll surely fuel a few fun behind-the-scenes retrospectives. But now it's time for the actor to say goodbye to DC Comics' most iconic villain as the movie officially wraps. Will he turn in a performance that stands side-by-side with the other great actors who have inhabited the role? We'll have to see. For now, he's leaving the Gotham madman behind, with just a few snippets of green hair left on his stylist's floor.
Jared Leto whispered a quiet 'Goodbye' as he shook off the insane creature that had taken over his body since shooting began on the DC Comics and Warner Bros. super villain adventure. The actor wasn't with the main cast when they began production in Toronto this past April. Rumors claim that he spent a lot of his screen time in a jail cell by himself, and everything we've seen, including the Comic-Con trailer has backed that up. He does get out for a quick car chase with Batman, and he has a very important scene in the beginning of the movie where he transforms Margot Robbie into Harley Quinn, but it's said that his big moment doesn't come until the third act. Thats okay, there are plenty of bad guys to go around in this David Ayer directed funhouse.
Known for his method acting, other cast members claim that Jared Leto never even made it on set before The Joker completely took over. He was known for displaying some wild behavior, most notoriously sending some of the actors bizarre gifts that seemed to come direct from the villain himself. Margot Robbie received a love letter and a live rat, who now lives with director Guillermo del Toro. Will Smith got some spent bullet casings and a dead hog. Scott Eastwood claims that he never 'worked' or 'communicated' with Jared Leto, indicating that Leto never once broke character during their time spent on the set together. That has all come to an end, now. And Jared Leto is back to being Jared Leto. At least until reshoots are needed, or a sequel is announced.
Suicide Squad wrapped this weekend, but not before a few of the actors could do something vary cool for a local charity in Toronto. On their way to the wrap party, Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney, visited a local girl's lemonade stand to help support her brother's charity. Six-year old Na'Ama Uzan started up her lemonade stand a year and a half ago to help her brother, who suffers from Angelman Syndrome. The genetic disorder impedes speech, mobility and can cause frequent seizures, and is present in 1 out of 15,000 people. Na'Ama has helped raise more than $64 thousand dollars for FAST, the foundation that helps people with Angelman Syndrome. And the two Suicide Squad cast members were excited to help the cause, raising even more awareness as the story went viral.
Suicide Squad features an all-star ensemble cast that includes Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jared Leto (The Joker), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), and Jay Hernandez (El Diablo). Scott Eastwood and Ray Olubowale also appear in the movie, but their characters have not been revealed. Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru for DC Comics in 1959, the Suicide Squad follows a group of super villains tasked by the U.S. Government to pull off a secret mission. The catch is that it will be nearly impossible, and most of them, if not all, will return in body bags. If they make it out alive, they will be rewarded their freedom.
The first Suicide Squad teaser trailer debuted during Comic-Con 2015. The sneak peak was meant for SDCC fans only, but a bootleg copy of the preview leaked, and shortly there after Warner Bros. decided to officially release it. It isn't known when a second teaser trailer will drop, but it probably won't be for quite sometime. The movie doesn't arrive in theaters until August 2016, with Warner Bros. focusing their energy on promoting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The speculating speculators believe that a full-length trailer will arrive in theaters this March attached to prints of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We don't know for sure when we'll get to see more of Jared Leto, but you can say goodbye to his green locks as well with this final photo.