Now that Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Suicide Squad has wrapped production, many fans are looking forward to the next wave of footage, following the first trailer that debuted at Comic-Con last month. That trailer only gave us a brief glimpse at Jared Leto as The Joker, but with just less than a year before this superhero movie hits theaters, we'll surely be seeing a lot more of him and the rest of the Squad between now and then. Margot Robbie, who plays Harley Quinn, revealed in an interview with New York Daily News that she got so used to Jared Leto wearing The Joker makeup, complete with gold teeth and green hair, that seeing him out of costume scared her even more.
"What he's doing with the character is so cool. At first it was kind of confronting (to be up close) but now I'm so used to it, I think if I ever saw him out of makeup now I would be really confused. Actually, I saw him out of makeup once and I was actually petrified of him. I was too scared to go up and didn't know who that person was, and when he got back into his makeup I was far more comfortable."
When director David Ayer presented the entire Suicide Squad cast to fans at SDCC, he said it's "time for a movie about bad guys," as opposed to the traditional good vs. evil plots of practically every superhero movie. Margot Robbie revealed that is one of the main reasons Suicide Squad will be set apart from the rest of the pack, when it hits theaters next August. Here's what she had to say about how these characters react.
"I guess the one common denominator is we're all bad guys, it just makes everything more fun that way. The scenes are more interesting I feel, when you just don't know how the characters are going to react, especially with Harley, who's absolutely nuts... she's either going to kill you or laugh and give you a hug."
While Suicide Squad will mark her first foray into the superhero world, she was actually up for The Invisible Woman role in 20th Century Fox's box office bomb Fantastic Four. Margot Robbie eventually lost the role to Kate Mara, but the actress said she didn't really relate to the script, although she enjoyed meeting director Josh Trank.
"I didn't really resonate with the script, and I haven't seen the movie, so I don't really know how it turned out different from the page. But I had a great meeting with the director (Josh Trank) and I really enjoyed that. I guess it's part of the game: Sometime you win some, sometimes you lose some."
Suicide Squad also stars Will Smith as Deadshot, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. Do you think Jared Leto will pull off the best Joker performance yet? Or do you think he will still pale in comparison to Heath Ledger's turn in The Dark Knight?