The iconic super villain, The Joker, is set to wreck havoc on “Suicide Squad.” But will the movie finally explore his origin story?
Inquisitr seems to think so. However, actor Jared Leto kept mum when asked if The Joker’s history will finally be shown on screen. “I don’t think I’m allowed to talk about that so much,” Leto told Coming Soon. “But we walked in a completely new direction. I think we knew that we had to do that. It was important to do that. When the Joker has been done and done so well, it gives you a bit of an indication of where you shouldn’t go. There’s a bit of a map there. That’s the good part about it.”
It was earlier reported that Leto did a lot to prepare for his role as The Joker. The actor even hung out with psychopaths to better understand his character’s psyche. He isn’t the only “Suicide Squad” star who did his research, though. Actress Margot Robbie also went the distance to get a better sense of her character, Harley Quinn.
“I did a lot of research on mental illness and codependency,” Robbie told Coming Soon. “I was trying to access a way into understanding why she’s so in love with the Joker. I kind of decided that she’s codependent on him. Now that I’ve done the research, I realize that that’s more of an addiction than an illness.”
The actress also assures fans that they will “see many sides” of Harley Quinn. “She’s not always the most likable character,” Robbie admitted. “Sometimes she’s really funny. Sometimes she’s really mean. She just enjoys everything she does. Whether she’s doing something good or bad, she’ll have an equal amount of enjoyment out of it.”
“Suicide Squad” will hit the big screen on August 5.