Jared Leto sent ‘Suicide Squad’ cast used condoms and sex toys ahead of Joker role

It follows reports that actor had sent a dead pig and rat to his co-stars

Jared Leto sent his Suicide Squad co-stars a number of sex toys and paraphernalia, according to the actor and his fellow cast members.

Suicide Squad is scheduled for release this summer and features a long list of iconic DC villains played by major Hollywood actors, including Leto as the Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.

Asked about reports that he had sent a dead pig and rat to his co-stars, Leto recently told E!: “Don’t forget the anal beads and the used condoms”.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who plays Killer Croc in the movie, said that he received “sticky Playboy magazines” from Leto prior to filming.

“I did a lot of things to create a dynamic to create an element of surprise, a spontaneity and to really break down any kind of walls that may be there,” Leto explained. “The Joker is somebody who doesn’t really respect things like personal space or boundaries.”

Will Smith went on to add that “Jared went full Joker… He really set the tone. He wasn’t playing with it. He was dead serious as an actor. He was going in and he was 100 percent going into this character.”

A new trailer for the film premiered at the MTV Movie Awards over the weekend. It confirmed that Ben Affleck will appear in the summer blockbuster as Batman.

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Meanwhile, the director of Suicide Squad has responded to recent reports that reshoots have been ordered to add more humour to the film.

A recent report from Birth Movies Death claimed that the reshoots had been ordered in response to the success of the recent Deadpool movie, a surprise hit which thrived on the back of its black sense of humour, as well as fan backlash over the dark tone of recent DC Comics film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Responding to the reports on Twitter, director David Ayer described the rumours as “silly” and seemed to suggest that there will instead be “more action” added.