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There is certainly no shortage of superhero films this year. We've already gotten four major hero flicks and the summer has pretty much just started. Luckily, they're all pretty different from each other, both in terms of quality and content. For example, there's the dark Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the lighter Captain America: Civil War _(with _X-Men: Apocalypse falling somewhere in between). But despite their differences, these movies can sometimes feel a little too similar, which is why Deadpool was such a fresh drink of water for viewers. Suicide Squad aims to be fresher than even Deadpool; it's the first time that villains take the spotlight and, according to Joker actor Jared Leto, it makes the movie unique to the genre.
Jared Leto may be known best for his career as an actor, but he wears many hats, most of them fedoras. He has a band called 30 Seconds to Mars _and he also had his own documentary series. The busy actor sat down with Deadline to discuss his career and the conversation eventually turned course to his next big film, _Suicide Squad. Deadline asked what people can expect from the upcoming blockbuster and Leto had this to say:
You can anticipate a lot of chaos and a hell of a lot of fun. And, I think, something completely different than other movies in the genre.
The director of the film, David Ayer, made a similar comment when they officially finished the movie yesterday, claiming that there is nothing else in theaters like Suicide Squad. It's the first superhero film to star the supervillains, people not known for many altruistic tendencies. That definitely comes with a heaping helping of chaos.
Batman v Superman and Civil War both had chaos to spare, but it was clear that it wasn't the first option for any hero involved. Suicide Squad will have characters who actively choose to blow things up, and have fun while doing it. That certainly gives it some space from the rest of the superhero fare. Of course, Jared Leto's idea of fun might be different from the rest of us. You only need to look at the gifts he sent his castmates for that.
As a reminder for how crazy this movie seems to be, here's the latest trailer. If nothing else, the movie definitely looks fun as it revels in chaos. Hopefully, this new energy will reinvigorate people's interest in the DCEU. There's a lot more riding on Suicide Squad than just doing well in the box office.
We'll all be able to see Jared Leto's Joker and all the nasty stuff he does in Suicide Squad, which hits theaters this summer on August 5. It's directed by David Ayer and stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.