Jared Leto says response to ‘Suicide Squad’ doesn’t have ‘very much to do with’ him

The actor plays The Joker in the new movie

Jared Leto has said the response to Suicide Squad “doesn’t have very much to do with” him.

The actor, who plays The Joker in the new movie, said he had heard there had been a “mixed response” to the film.

Speaking to NME, he said: “I’ve heard that there’s been a very mixed response. It’s easy to hear that, but I haven’t seen the film and I’m in the film so little that that really has not very much to do with me and what I’m doing now and talking and sharing the film.”

He also said he would have liked to have seen more of The Joker in the film. “We shot so much footage, there are so many scenes that are not in the film,” he said.

“I haven’t seen the movie yet so I don’t know exactly what’s been cut out or not, but I do understand it’s a bit of an introduction to the Joker, it’s a bit more of a supporting part than maybe it could have been if they had used everything. But they have a method to their madness.”

Suicide Squad is in cinemas now. Read the NME verdict here.