Sui­cide Squad’s vil­lains are pretty good

7 Days in Dubai - - MOVIES -

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

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