Will Smith Does A Wonderful Job Selling SUICIDE SQUAD At Cinemacon

Will Smith Does A Wonderful Job Selling SUICIDE SQUAD At Cinemacon

Deadshot actor Will Smith does a great job promoting Suicide Squad while on the red carpet at Cinemacon in Las Vegas. Plus, we have new intel on Jared Leto's other "gifts" to his fellow cast members.

If you weren't excited for Suicide Squad after the release of the recent "Blitz" trailer, perhaps a few words from Will Smith will do the trick.  While promoting the film at Cinemacon in Las Vegas, Smith described the realism that David Ayer brought to the comic book movie and addressed the amount of comedy that will be on display.  

"It’s definitely concentrated on a certain amount of levity set into a serious, harsh reality," said the Concussion actor.  "He continued, "So what [director] David Ayer did that was really good is he didn’t allow us to be in a comic-book movie. You’re playing this character, but this character has real ideas, has real feelings. So he set us firmly into this authentic world, but then allowed for the comedy.  It shifts, it moves around. It is really violent, and then there’s beautiful scenes. Deadshot has a daughter. It covers a lot of ground.  It’s not a full-out comedy. It is a superhero movie in its definition. There’s heavy action to it. We shot real hardcore military war-type action. But it’s also really funny. In one scene, Boomerang [Jai Courtney] sits down and has a beer while we’re fighting."

Smith also touched on what it was like working with Jared Leto..er, the Joker.  Smith stated that all the wacky antics pulled by Dallas Buyers Club actor only served to raise the level of performances from the rest of the cast. "It’s the first time I’ve ever seen [Jared Leto] not as the Joker.  He’s a nice guy! He’s not the kind of guy that’ll send a rat and a dead pig to your rehearsal.  That was the craziest s–t, dude.  He was all in. All in. He really raised the bar for the rest of us. We were having such a great time. And then we saw Jared’s first [screen] test, and we were like, 'Uh, Jared is taking this s–t really seriously. We need to stop f–king around."  And if you thought the rat and dead pig were the worst of Leto's antics during filming on Suicide Squad, think again.  A new report states that Leto sent used condoms and anal beads to the cast as well.
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