We’ve seen the new covers and plenty of new images from the latest issue of Empire magazine showing off the wild and crazy world of Warner Bros.’ upcoming Suicide Squad, but now the cast has spoken about their characters in the film.
Model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne opened up about her role in the film, in which she will play both explorer June Moone and the “feral” Enchantress.
“She’s an ancient sorceress,” Delevingne says. “A feral being. She’s been trapped for so long and now she’s finally let out… June is an adventure-seeker who’s always wanted some excitement. And she gets what she wished for, in an terrible way.”
On The Joker side of things, Academy Award winner Jared Leto opened up about his process of becoming the clown prince of crime, saying:
“There was definitely a period of… detachment. I took a pretty deep dive. But this was a unique opportunity and I couldn’t imagine doing it another way. It was fun, playing those psychological games… It was painful, like giving birth out of my p***k-hole.”
Director David Ayer also talked about the reimainging of the fan-favorite villain.
“If you don’t break rules, you’re not going to strike new ground,” he explains. “There’s a power to that character, and by some freaking miracle, through the incredible things Jared has done and the photography and all the other things that went into it, we’ve cooked up something transcendent.”
Producer Charles Roven spoke more in-context of the film about The Joker, calling him “more social” than Jokers past and calling him “a very successful and smart businessman.”
Suicide Squad also stars Will Smith (The Pursuit of Happyness, Focus) as Deadshot, Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop, Easy Money) as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney (Divergent, The Water Diviner) as Captain Boomerang, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El DIablo, Adam Beach as Slipknot, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. There’s also mystery roles for Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Raymond Olubowale, Alex Meraz, Jim Parrack, and Common.
Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959, the Suicide Squad team has included countless DC villains among its ranks, including Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Bane, Killer Frost, Poison Ivy, Count Vertigo, Deathstroke, and Harley Quinn. The CW’s “Arrow” introduced their own version of the team in the most recent season of the series and the recent animated film, Batman: Assault on Arkham, offered another version of the team. Suicide Squad is scheduled for release on August 5, 2016.