Last week Suicide Squad star Adam Beach broke the news that Jared Leto sent Margot Robbie a love letter and a live rat, along with other Joker gifts for his cast mates. In a new interview with Collider, Suicide Squad star Jai Courtney gave an update on the rat.
Courtney said that he adopted the rat for about a week and that its been living with various members of the cast. However right now, the rat is living with Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro. After receiving this new bit of info, Collider reached out to the director to learn more.
“The rat is living with us in Toronto and he, and his massive ballsack, provide the house with great cheer and joy! We have re-named him Venustiano,” del Toro explained.
It was the Suicide Squad costume designer Kate Hawley’s idea to give del Toro the rat. “We did Pac Rim and Crimson [Peak] together and she knew we are a family that loves rats—and most animals, really. She asked and we agreed!”, he said.
So there you have it! Jared Leto’s Suicide Squad rat is safe and sound with director Guillermo del Toro. I just wonder if Margot Robbie misses it… after all, the rat was her gift!