Director David Ayer Talks SUICIDE SQUAD, The Fun In Using Villains, And Jared Leto's 'Joker'

Director David Ayer Talks SUICIDE SQUAD, The Fun In Using Villains, And Jared Leto's 'Joker'

It was only a matter of time until the spotlight pointed back at Suicide Squad, and director David Ayer recently spoke about the comic book movie genre, using villains instead of heroes, and Jared Leto's Joker...

With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice taking over the news cycle, it was only a matter of time until Warner Bros. started aiming the spotlight on Suicide Squad. Director David Ayer recently spoke to Total Film Magazine for their upcoming May 2016 issue, and the director talks about his excitement to change up the comic book movie genre.

"In your normal comic-book movie you have the good guy, the hero, and there's a checklist and you can reverse engineer their actions from any given situation because they're going to do the right thing," explained Ayer. "These are bad guys, so they have a lot more options open to them in any given situation. They're capable of anything, and that's the fun of this." Ayer then goes on to reveal that there is a lot more in store for fans who believe they have the film figured out.
"What's interesting to me is how there's been a lot of perceptions of what this film is because we have been exposed more than other movies. What people think this movie is is not what it is. There's so much more to come."

When Jared Leto joined the cast of Suicide Squad, fans were concerned as to whether or not Leto was capable of taking on such an iconic role. Suicide Squad director David Ayer believed that Leto was more than capable, and he revealed what it was like to have the Joker walking around on set. "What Jared has done is absolutely incredible," said the director on Leto's method approach to the Joker. "When he steps onto the set the world stops. Everything stops. What he's done is so powerful, so menacing, so palpable, you can feel him. The crew stops working and just watches him. I have to get everybody going again because he's so fascinating."


Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5, 2016.
 
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

Suicide Squad stars Will Smith as Deadshot, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, with Raymond Olubawale as King Shark, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, and Adam Beach as Slipknot. Directed by David Ayer.
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