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Just how crazy was Jared Leto whilst filming Suicide Squad?


If you thought Jared Leto's Joker looked insane in the anarchic Suicide Squad trailer, then the star's on-set antics reinforced his commitment to the character.

Reports have surfaced that Leto went so far as to send his cast mates a dead pig in order to properly freak them out. Well, we imagine that would work quite effectively – and if you don't believe us, check out the following video in which co-star Viola Davis says Leto also sent Harley Quinn actress Margot Robbie a black rat in a box. Yikes.

It all builds the mystique around Oscar-winner Leto's eagerly awaited take on this classic comic book villain. For several months now, we've been hearing rumours about how he's taking it in a different yet equally savage direction to the phenomenal Heath Ledger, and these stories fuel the flames even more. We still don't know a great deal about his precise role in the movie but details are surely forthcoming.

Will Smith, who plays crack marksman Deadshot in the movie, has famously observed that he "only ever met the Joker" whilst making the movie – and if you've managed to creep out the Fresh Prince, surely you've done a bang-up job.

The bad news is we still have to wait several months before we get to see the end result of Leto's work: Suicide Squad is released on 5th August. Do you think Leto will be the next benchmark for actors playing the Joker? Tweet your thoughts @Cineworld.