Suicide Squad Director Says What Jared Leto Has Done Is Absolutely Incredible

Joker Jared Leto Header
(Photo: Warner Bros.)

While hype is hitting a fever pitch for the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, it would be easy to forget that DC is also debuting their take on the Suicide Squad later in the year.

While the film stars a loaded cast, the two characters most are looking forward to seeing is Jared Leto's Joker and Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, two of the most popular characters in DC lore. If director David Ayer is to be believed, Leto's joker is going to blow people's minds.

"What Jared has done is absolutely incredible. 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."

It certainly is a different take than Heath Ledgers version of the character, and it really needed to be to stand on its own.

Suicide Squad drops on August 5th.

via Total Film