Suicide Squad has, so far, looked a lot more interesting to me than Batman v Superman. That said, knowing that it’s coming out with a milquetoast PG-13 behind it gives me serious pause.
We’ve been hearing for a while now that Jared Leto went method for his acting style in portraying The Joker for the film, but now the film’s producer, Charles Roven is giving a little more info about it.
“Look, you know, it was different, it was fun,” he acknowledges. “The group first wasn’t sure because the AD’s had to call him ‘Mr. J’ to get him to come to the set [laughs]. And he did in many ways isolate himself from the rest of the group, but that’s really what his character was, the purpose of his character in many ways, other than when he was with Harley or trying to get Harley. It was very entertaining, it was fuel for a lot of good sport and a lot of laughs, and his isolation bonded the squad, and we wanted the squad bonded.”
Also, here’s Roven’s reasining behind the PG-13 rating:
“The intention of the film is definitely to be PG-13… We really want to make these films tonally consistent so that, as I said because this is a shared universe, at least our current thinking—and again, we’re not dealing in absolutes because while this is business it’s also a creative endeavor, so you want to leave yourself open to changing your mind, doing something different, being inspired, that’s the whole process of filmmaking is you have to allow for inspiration as well as having a road map for what you’re gonna do. So our plan right now is to make all these films PG-13. In some cases, you know, right there on the edge of PG-13, but still PG-13.”