Producer Charles Roven spoke with Collider about when the first trailer for Suicide Squad will be released, what the film's rating will be and Jared Leto's method acting approach to The Clown Prince of Crime.
When a leaked copy of the Suicide Squad sizzle reel, which debuted at Comic-Con, appeared online WB was forced to put out a high-quality version. So, when can we expect a proper trailer to be released? Roven said it won't be released this year, but fans can expect one in the first quarter of 2016.
As for the film's rating, Suicide Squad will not be as adventurous as Fox is being with Deadpool. "The intention of the film is definitely to be PG-13…," Roven shared. "We really want to make these films tonally consistent so that, as I said because this is a shared universe, at least our current thinking—and again, we’re not dealing in absolutes because while this is business it’s also a creative endeavor, so you want to leave yourself open to changing your mind, doing something different, being inspired, that’s the whole process of filmmaking is you have to allow for inspiration as well as having a road map for what you’re gonna do. So our plan right now is to make all these films PG-13. In some cases, you know, right there on the edge of PG-13, but still PG-13."
Roven said the set of Suicide Squad was fun and marveled at how enthusiastic the entire cast was to show up each day for work and how quickly they bonded. However, one actor, Jared Leto, chose to immerse himself in the role of The Joker and played the part on and off-screen.
"Look, you know, it was different, it was fun," Roven said of Leto's method technique. "The group first wasn’t sure because the AD’s had to call him ‘Mr. J’ to get him to come to the set [laughs]. And he did in many ways isolate himself from the rest of the group, but that’s really what his character was, the purpose of his character in many ways, other than when he was with Harley or trying to get Harley. It was very entertaining, it was fuel for a lot of good sport and a lot of laughs, and his isolation bonded the squad, and we wanted the squad bonded."
Listen to Roven's comments in the video below.
Directed and written by David Ayer (Fury) and features an all-star cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez, and Karen Fukahara.
Suicide Squad is set to be released August 5, 2016.