‘Suicide Squad’ Spoilers: Jared Leto’s Joker & Movie Reshoot Details

To the excitement of fans, Warner Bros’s Suicide Squad is just a few months away from its big screen premiere. With big shoes to fill, Jared Leto is on board to play the Joker, who’s mostly associated with Jack Nicholson and the late Heath Ledger. Rather than mimick his predecessors, Leto’s objective is to make it his own. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. and director David Ayer have decided to do reshoots.

Read on for the latest on Leto’s Joker and details on the film’s reshoots. The movie’s official trailer can be viewed above.

Jared Leto Still Figuring Out His Joker Character

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Leto — whose last role was as Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club (2013) — spoke to Entertainment Weekly on March 31 about the complexities that go with playing the Joker.

The work that’s been done on this character by so many people before me has been so impactful, so incredible, so much fun, so profound, so risky, that it’s a very special thing to be asked to take on that responsibility.

“I haven’t formulated a lot of my thoughts on this yet,” Leto added.

On April 1, Birth.Movies.Death. reported that Suicide Squad director Ayer is in the process of reshooting scenes. The reshoots are being done in order to “alter the tone of the film” to bring “in some more lightness,” reported the site.

That same day, Digital Spy reported that the verbal lashing that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice received was the catalyst for Suicide Squad‘s pending changes. Furthermore, the positive response that SS got from it’s trailer led Warner Bros. to make the alteration.

Suicide Squad is slated for release on August 5, 2016. Be sure to check back with Heavy for all the latest movie updates.

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