Suicide Squad looks like it is shaping up to be the craziest comic book movie of the year on many levels. If you ask David Ayer how he would describe the film, he'll call it, "Utter madness."
Speaking to ComicBook.com on the red carpet for Warner Brothers' CinemaCon presentation, Ayer opened up a bit about the tone of the film, what we can expect, and of course - Jared Leto's Joker.
"It's got a lot of soul," Ayer says, which is consistent with Joel Kinnaman's account. "It's fun. It's funny. But at the end of the day it's really about the journey these characters take together. They start out separate and they grow into a family and they discover that together, as a family, they can do anything."
When it comes to the Joker, though, Ayer understands the great responsibility that comes with directing such a beloved character. Despite diving into the character and delivering a performance the cast is praising, Ayer says Leto didn't make his job easy.
"It's tough directing the Joker because the Joker's gonna do what the Joker does," Ayer explains. "You can steer the Joker but, I mean, [Leto] showed up and he was the Joker. That was the easy part. He did a lot of work on that character. You've gotta be respectful. Seventy five years of pop culture. The most well-known villain in modern fiction. It's a scary job to tackle and he killed it."
When asked if we can expect crazy moments or characters to pop up, Ayer simply concluded the interview with a tease: "All of the above."
Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5.