Jared Leto already had big shoes to fill when he took on the role of the Joker in this summer’s Suicide Squad.
But the actor says he went even deeper to portray “the baddest of the bad,” claiming that the Joker is second-only in villainy to the devil himself.
Speaking to Total Film, Leto said, “The Joker is an icon, a legend, the baddest of the bad and seems to be having the most fun. Hard not to be a fan of that.” He added, “The only villain who may be more infamous is the devil. I knew I was going to have to dive deep and go to a place I had never gone before.”
A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.
Suicide Squad will be in theaters on August 5, 2016.SuperFable