The idea of someone being a full blown movie star is somewhat of an elusive thing these days. Frankly, there just aren't that many of them left anymore. You have Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Dwayne Johnson and of course, Will Smith. Maybe Smith's star power isn't what it once was, but with Suicide Squad looking at a massive opening weekend, he should be right back on top. As it turns out, even big stars like Smith are still prone to being star struck in the right situation, and Suicide Squad gave Will Smith one of those freak out moments.
The actor recently appeared on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Fallon discussed the movie in detail with him. Fallon gushed over the star power that Smith confidently and easily exudes in Suicide Squad, and Smith explains how, for the most part, this was just another movie for him. However, the one thing that made him lose his cool a bit was when the Batmobile showed up, and when Ben Affleck was on set as Batman.
"Suicide Squad is in the Batman world. It's in the DC Comics world. You know, its cool, I've made a lot of movies, it's all good. Ya know, it's another movie? And The Batmobile came around the corner and i was like 'Oh!' Then Ben Affleck jumps out of the Batmobile..."
At that point Smith reenacted himself losing his cool in the way only he could, which was pretty fun to see. He then continued, emphasizing how his fandom extended to Affleck as well saying "I was six years old. I was like 'Ben can you sign this! Ben can you sign this?!'" It is really charming to see a movie star of that caliber still be able to find a moment to be just as excited about something as any other fan of these movies would be.
Will Smith is playing the character of Deadshot in Suicide Squad, who is sort of the leader of the gang of criminals that is tasked by a secret government agency with stopping an evil threat in the movie. We know that Ben Affleck's Batman will be appearing in the movie, but we don't know exactly how substantial his role will be. We also don't know if he and Deadshot actually interact with one another, or if it was just some behind the scenes excitement between the two. From what we have seen in the trailers, it seems somewhat likely that Batman shows up in more of a flashback sequence featuring Jared Leto's Joker and Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn. But that doesn't mean Batfleck can't show up elsewhere in the movie.
As Jimmy Fallon mentions in the clip, Suicide Squad is on track to become the biggest August opening of all-time at the box office, with tracking putting it well over $100 million. That is very good for Smith, who hasn't had a blockbuster really take off in quite some time, even though he was once the most bankable movie star on the planet. Suicide Squad opens in theaters on August 5. You can check out the full clip for yourself below.