‘Suicide Squad’ director says world may not be ready for Jared Leto’s Joker

Leto recently described playing the Joker as 'like giving birth out of my prick hole'

Suicide Squad director David Ayer has suggested the world might not be ready for Jared Leto’s take on The Joker.

With a new trailer for Ayer’s eagerly-anticipated super-villain movie arriving this morning (January 20), the director has spoken about working with the 30 Seconds To Mars frontman as he put his own stamp on the iconic comic book baddie.

Discussing Leto’s intensity, Ayer told USA Today: “The commitment to the role, you’re going to see that really shine through in a way that you’re not used to seeing actors in movies really go all the way with (in) every little moment and every little breath. You’re going to get taken on a journey with Jared that I don’t know that everyone’s ready for, but I think it will be amazing.”

“It really made an event when he would show up on set,” Ayer also said of Leto. “There was almost a pageantry to him, which did translate into the character and the power on screen he has.”

In October Leto’s Suicide Squad co-star Will Smith revealed that he has never spoken to the 30 Seconds To Mars frontman out of character because he was “all in” as the Joker during filming. Last summer it was reported that Leto had showered his Suicide Squad cast-mates with unusual gifts including a dead hog, a live rat and bullets.

Meanwhile, Leto has memorably described portraying The Joker as “like giving birth out of my prickhole”. Suicide Squad, which also stars Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman and Cara Delevingne, opens in cinemas on August 5.