Ever since Suicide Squad started production in Toronto, we've seen plenty of photos and video from the set, many of which feature Jared Leto as The Joker. A report surfaced last month that Jared Leto has been staying in character the entire time, even between takes, and we saw the actor biking around Toronto during his down time, sticking out like a sore thumb with his green Joker hair. As it turns out, the actor is still remaining in character at all times on set, according to his co-star Jai Courtney, who revealed to MTV that he hasn't broken character once. Here's what he had to say, when asked if Jared Leto is employing method acting techniques.
"Sort of. I don't know how you measure that these days. I haven't seen him, since we started working, out-of-character, let's put it that way."
When Suicide Squad hits theaters next year, it will be the first time The Joker has been seen on the big screen since 2008's The Dark Knight, which starred Heath Ledger in his posthumous Oscar-winning role. Needless to say, there is a lot of pressure on Jared Leto to deliver an iconic performance. Because of that, Jai Courtney says he's enjoyed seeing him work.
"I don't think any of us are naïve to the pressure he's under. It's not something I've talked about with him, but I've seen him working and it's cool, man."
Unfortunately, Jai Courtney wouldn't offer any specific details about the Suicide Squad story or his character Boomerang, and it isn't known how much shooting is left on the superhero adaptation. Do you think Jared Leto's Joker can live up to the immense expectations of the role? Check out Jai Courtney's video interview below, and stay tuned for more on Suicide Squad, arriving in theaters August 5, 2016.