Yesterday, we showed you the new Empire Magazine cover that features Suicide Squad star Jared Leto as The Joker, but as it turns out that was just the limited edition collector's cover. Today we have two new covers from the magazine's December issue, one featuring a different glimpse at The Joker and the other showcasing Cara Delevingne's Enchantress. Back in July, the actress revealed that she actually plays two roles in Suicide Squad, who she described as "a mousy scientist" and "a feral witch." She gave some new details about both roles in her interview with Empire.
"June is an adventure seeker who's always wanted some excitement. And she gets what she wished for, but in a terrible way. At the start of the movie she discovers a cavern and finds...something...within. She's an ancient sorceress. A feral being. She's been trapped for so long and now she's finally let out."
We have already seen glimpses of both these characters, June and the feral Enchantress in the Comic Con trailer released earlier this summer. June is seen exploring some sort of mysterious cave, and the next time we see her in the trailer, she has transformed into Enchantress. While it's obviously difficult to research someone turning into a witch, the actress revealed that part of her process in transforming into Enchantress involved listening to "evil" music. Here's what the actress said was on her playlist while preparing for the role.
"I'd gather the accent, which is deeper and posher than June's. And I'd (listen to) Nick Cave's Red Right Hand, that song about the devil. Also a lot of Megadeth. Just evil stuff."
The publication also spoke to director David Ayer, who shed some light on the intriguing relationship between Jared Leto's Joker and Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn. While production was under way, we saw set photos where Joker slaps Harley, while other images showed her happily riding in his souped-up sports car. The director revealed that her story centers on "breaking free" from The Joker.
"It's about her breaking free of The Joker and becoming this fully actualized, independent person. That really is a metaphor for everyone's journey here."
While Harley is trying to distance herself from The Joker, it seems that Will Smith's Deadshot is "eyeballing" her as well. We haven't really seen them interact in the trailer, but there were set photos that revealed Deadshot carrying Harley, although there didn't seem to be anything particularly romantic about it. Then again, Harley and Deadshot were romantically involved in the New 52 comics. Here's what Will Smith had to say about his potential romance with Harley Quinn, while teasing the opening of the movie, which essentially confirms previous rumors
"Harley is the biggest troublemaker, but Deadshot's actually eyeballing her a little bit. There's a pretty ragged romantic triangle there. As the movie opens, he has a really big career score. He's looking to turn over a new leaf with his daughter after the hit, but it goes wrong. It goes terribly, terribly wrong. And it lands him in Belle Reve for life."
Written and directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad also stars Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. This super-villain ensemble will hit theaters August 5, 2016, just a few months after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives in March. Take a look at the Empire Magazine covers below, and stay tuned for more on Suicide Squad.