We Can’t Wait to Show You Our ‘Suicide Squad’ Facts
You think you know Suicide Squad? Think again. While DC Films may have the rights to some of the greatest superheroes in comic book history, it is their ragtag group of bad guy misfits — the worst of the worst — that’s been making headlines. With Jared Leto and Margot Robbie leading the way as DC’s powerhouse criminal couple, and Will Smith making his return to big-budget action, now’s the time to bone up on some of the key facts and trivia about the film’s production and history.
Here’s one small sneak peek into our madness: everyone has heard at least in passing about the method approach that Jared Leto brought to his role as the Joker, but the dynamic onset was apparently a little more complex than the soundbites might suggest. According to Suicide Squad star Viola Davis, the dedication that Jared Leto brought to the role had two effects: one, it made everyone — including his friend and costar Scott Eastwood — afraid to interact with him, and two, it made each of them want to be at the top of their game. In one case, Leto mailed a live rat to Harley Quinn actress Margot Robbie, eliciting the scream that he wanted…but Robbie also had the last laugh by adopting the rat as her new pet.
‘You Think You Know Movies?’ is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the cinematic worlds of your favorite movies and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known. We’ve already tackled Batman, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Returns, a few of our favorite movies starring the Joker, but now it’s time to add to that collection with Suicide Squad.
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