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Exclusive: Jared Leto Talks Suicide Squad’s The Joker
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Glimpsed on Instagram, teaser in the trailer and much discussed online, Suicide Squad's Joker has remained tantalising unknowable - up to now. The new issue of Empire pokes through the bars of Arkham Asylum and lays bare the nuts and bolts of Jared Leto’s wild-eyed reimagining of DC’s supervillain. Nuts, of course, being the operative word for this character.
"There was definitely a period of… detachment,” the actor tells us of his immersion in Suicide Squad’s wild-eyed outsider. "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.” When quizzed on exactly how arduous that process was, Leto unleashes an allusion you’re unlikely to hear from, say, Tom Hanks anytime soon. “It was painful, like giving birth out of my prick-hole.” Ouch.
The role of the Joker in David Ayer’s vivid, sure-to-be-ferocious imagining of the DC team-up is, Leto stresses, radically different from what’s gone before. "If you don't break rules, you're not going to strike new ground,” he explains. You can bring your pencils out again, although there’ll be plenty of other ways for this Joker to inflict pain.
Director David Ayer pays fulsome tribute to his star in the piece. “There’s a power to that character,” he elaborates in Empire, “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.” So how dark does this Joker get? “He’s scary.”
Surprisingly, perhaps, producer Charles Roven pitches this new Joker as “more social” than those that have gone before. Besides being a sociopath, Roven explains that this Joker is “a very successful and smart businessman”, hinting at another hitherto unseen side of the man. Maybe a man who, beneath the psychic wounds, has something to offer Lex Luthor in due course?
The new issue of Empire – on newsstands on October 29 – opens up this anarchic comic-book world in fine style. Pick up a copy on Thursday.
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Seen a 3 minute trailer, will make an opinion of the film
The film is sporting a GREAT cast, you have and oscar winning actor talking about his commitment to the role of the Joker, you have Margot Robbie who looks incredible as well as Cara Delevigne and Will Smith who look ace, as well as a great supporting cast, great writer and director on board!! How the hell can you say this film looks awful after a bunch of pics and a trailer??????? I will reserve judgement until I have seen the bloody film!!!!!! Also, if you can do any better, make the movie....
Posted by gavlaa32 at 09:23 on 28 October 2015 | Report This Post
The film looks awful. I fear DC have really dropped the ball with their movie universe. More
Posted by edoinjapan at 23:36 on 27 October 2015 | Report This Post
I think he would look FAR better without those tacky tattoos. I think they detract from his overall look. It\'s just a minor niggle though and hopefully he will give an insane performance. So I can\'t wait to see the movie. More
Posted by SUPER_movie_FREAK at 18:12 on 27 October 2015 | Report This Post
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