The latest issue of Empire Magazine not only showed off Jared Leto's full costume as the Joker, but also revealed some details about part of the movie's plot, its characters and its stars.
Leto On Playing The Joker
Leto's performance as the white-faced grinning bad guy of Batman fame became legendary, thanks to reports on set that Leto never left character after cameras started rolling. Leto's co-stars told stories about his antics as the character, including requesting weird tasks and leaving behind strange gifts.
Leto described his performance as the Joker as painful.
"It was very painful, like giving birth out of my prick hole," said Leto to Empire. "I was just thinking that the Joker would probably just say, 'F**k you,' and hang up. There was definitely a period of ... detachment. 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."
Harley Quinn's Love Triangle
A lot of Harley Quinn fans find themselves worried about the character's portrayal in Suicide Squad. Now that Harley has moved on from the Joker in the comic books and created her own life, her fans believe the film could show her in a negative light, something no more than Joker's sexy sidekick. However, according to Empire Magazine, Harley not only gets a chance to move on from the Joker, but also has a new love interest, Deadshot, who also played a love interest to Harley in the comic books.
Will Smith, who plays Deadshot in the film, broke the news in the article, calling it a "ragged romantic triangle."
"It's about [Harley] breaking free of The Joker and becoming this fully actualized, independent person," said director David Ayer. "That really is a metaphor for everyone's journey here."
More Details About Enchantress
There's still some mystery behind Enchantress' appearance in Suicide Squad: is she a member of the team or is she one of the villains the team faces? However, actress Cara Delevingne revealed a few details about her in the movie, including what happens to her that turns her into Enchantress.
"June is an adventure seeker who's always wanted some excitement," she explains. "And she gets what she wished for, but in a terrible way," said Delevingne. "At the start of the movie she discovers a cavern and finds ... something ... within."
Those familiar with the Enchantress' story expect that this something that she finds gives her magical powers, similar to the comic book version of the character.
Suicide Squad explodes in theaters on Aug. 5, 2016.