It was just last week that we got the second full-length trailer for the highly anticipated DC Comics adventure Suicide Squad. Now, the official Instagram page for the movie has released a quick teaser for the movie. And while it doesn't give us a whole lot of new footage, it does give Jared Leto's The Joker the last laugh.
The Joker appears to be much more deranged than the rest of his squad-mates. And most of the publicity materials leading up to the release have shown The Joker to be set apart from the rest of the group. USA Today caught up with director David Ayer, who shed some new light on the clown prince of terror. He has this to say about the quite "scary" to take on such an iconic DC villain.
"It's a scary character to tackle. This iteration of him, people will realize there really is a continuity of history - there is a lot of respect for what the Joker represents, who he is as a character. He is the best known villain in fiction so there's an incredible responsibility there to also be faithful to what he is but at the same time push him into this next world, next time, next phase."
There were several reports from the set that Jared Leto stayed in character the entire time on the set, even between takes. The director added that some people "kept their distance" from the actor while shooting. But every time he showed up, it was like an "event." Here's what the director had to say about how he wanted this iconic character portrayed.
"I love helping actors find what methodology works best for them. It's like tailoring a suit - it's not one size fits all. But it really made an event when he would show up on set. There was almost a pageantry to him, which did translate into the character and the power on screen he has."
Jared Leto's Joker will be the first iteration of the character shown on the big screen since the late Heath Ledger's performance in 2008's The Dark Knight. While we'll have to wait and see if fans respond to Jared Leto's version as much as they did with Heath Ledger's iconic portrayal, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder thinks fans will be in for a treat. While Zack Snyder himself was never on the set in Toronto, he added that he was "very much looped in on the crazy stuff happening with that." Here's what he had to say about the actor's commitment to the character.
"The commitment to the role, you're going to see that really shine through in a way that you're not used to seeing actors in movies really go all the way with (in) every little moment and every little breath. You're going to get taken on a journey with Jared that I don't know that everyone's ready for but I think it will be amazing."
The all-star ensemble cast also includes Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), 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. Takea a look at the latest Suicide Squad sneak peek. Are we looking at the next great iteration of The Joker?