Suicide Squad’s villains are pretty good
ven someone as famous as Will Smith gets a little star-struck occasionally. And for the 47-year-old, it happened on the set of DC Comics’ highly-anticipated Suicide Squad.
The star of hits like Men in Black, Independence Day and Ali said in an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that he thought he was ok... until he saw the Batmobile.
“I was cool, I’ve made a lot of movies. I was like ‘it’s another movie’… and the Batmobile came around the corner and I was like ‘Oh!’,” Smith shouted. “Then Ben Affleck jumped out of the Batmobile, and I was like ‘Oh my God!’ I was six years old - I was like ‘Ben, can you sign this? Can you sign this for me!?’”
Smith, who plays partman, part-gun Deadshot, will be in Dubai on Sunday to promote the movie.
He said in a recent radio interview: “My two favourite cities on earth are Dubai and Miami. I just love the way Dubai dreams, it’s really similar to how I dream - the ideas of how things should look and how people should live.
“It really just sets my spirit.”
Smith is part of an ensemble cast, including Jared Leto as The Joker (pictured above), Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn (top, far right), Cara Delevingne (left) as The Enchantress and Viola Davis as intelligence officer Amanda Waller. The Squad - a mix of villains from the DC Universe - are called together to save the world in exchange for reduced prison sentences. Quoting director David Ayer, Smith added: “He said this is not a movie of good versus evil – this is a movie of bad versus evil. “They’re messed up people. It’s an interesting question at the core of it. Is there a point where you do so much bad stuff, you’re unredeemable?” Smith says even though he’s one of the big names featured in the action film, it’s not necessarily his take on Deadshot moviegoers will be coming to see. He said: “There is no competition: Harley Quinn and the Joker. There is something absolutely magnetic about that relationship. It’s this weird superhero dysfunctional relationship, and it’s sexy.”
Oscar-winner Leto got into character as the green-haired supervillain, and admitted he had some big shoes to fill. Heath Ledger’s criticallyacclaimed Joker in The Dark Knight won him a posthumous Oscar in 2008.
“Heath did an impeccable, perfect performance as the Joker,” Leto told Rolling Stone. “It’s one of the best performances ever in cinema.”
And though Leto may have had his doubts, he came prepared. Ayer said the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman was a captivating Joker.
“When he steps onto the set the world stops,” said Ayer. “Everything stops. What he’s done is so powerful, so menacing, so palpable, you can feel him. The crew stops working and just watches him. I have to get everybody going again because he’s so fascinating.”
ENSEMBLE CAST: Starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, Suicide Squad is out in UAE cinemas today