A few months after Suicide Squad started production in Toronto, star Jai Courtney revealed that his co-star Jared Leto had remained in character the entire time as The Joker. The first trailer revealed at Comic Con gave us our first look at Jared Leto's maniacal character, and we'll surely see a lot more of him as we get closer and closer to the August, 5, 2016 release date. While promoting his first new song in 10 years, Will Smith decided to chimed in on Jared Leto's method acting ways, revealing he never actually met the actor out of character during the whole time he was on the set in Toronto.
"[Suicide Squad] is insane. I've never actually met Jared Leto. We worked together for 6 months and we've never exchanged a word outside of 'Action!' and 'Cut!' I literally have not met him yet. So, the first time I see him will be 'Hey, Jared. What's up?' He was all in on the Joker."
Jared Leto joked during a Q&A session for his popular band 30 Seconds to Mars, that he will be "locked away in a box" for his bizarre performance as The Joker in Suicide Squad. There isn't much we know about The Joker in Suicide Squad yet, but it has been rumored that he spends much of the movie locked inside a cell in Amanda Waller's (Viola Davis) special prison. We did see, though, in several videos and photos from the set that The Joker and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) will have a scene driving through town with Batman (Ben Affleck) hanging on to the roof of The Joker's exotic sports car.
The ensemble cast 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. There have been rumors that Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor will be part of the story, but that has yet to be confirmed.
Jared Leto's turn as The Joker next summer will come just eight years after we last saw the character on screen, portrayed by the late Heath Ledger in 2008's The Dark Knight. That performance is seen by many as the definitive portrayal of The Joker, but we'll have to wait and see how fans respond to Jared Leto's performance. Do you think he has any chance at topping Heath Ledger's iconic portrayal?