Will Smith has yet to read the script of the Suicide Squad and filming is just around the corner. Folks have been wondering why this is the case, well, it has everything to do with director David Ayer and how he do things.
Apparently, David Ayer is keeping things very close to his chest. The director has so far refused to share the full screenplay with the actors, and has only chosen to give them information regarding their own characters. It means that Will Smith has no idea what to expect from the others when filming begins in April.
"It's really cool the way that David Ayer works is all images, all ideas," Smith explained. "He holds [back] the screenplay and he just keeps giving you things about your character - he just wants you to be prepared for anything. He only sends you your character stuff so you don't know what's going on with the other characters. I think he wants it to come alive on set."
As it stands right now, Smith will have to prepare with limited information, so it should be interesting how things turn out on the set when everything begins to unfold. We're not sure what good it would do by holding back the full screenplay, but we have faith David Ayer knows what he's doing.
When it comes down to the character, Deadshot, well, let's just say Will Smith hasn't done enough research just yet. Some fans are angry about this, but we all should bear in mind the actor is still promoting his latest film, Focus, so he might not yet have the time to dig into what Deadshot is all about.
"I haven't yet explored the psychology enough of Deadshot - somebody who can take money to kill people, how he justifies that for himself," says Smith. "But in my life in general and in my career, I'm pushing more towards those kinds of questions. I guess I like the concept of dubious morals. I always like to play in that area."
Suicide Squad will feature a team of DC villains forced by the government to venture on deadly missions they might never return from. The cast includes Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jared Leto (Joker), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress.