‘Suicide Squad’ producer talks Jared Leto’s method acting, the R-rating rumors, and more (video)

Collider is back with another interview with DCEU producer Charles Roven. This time they’re talking Suicide Squad, and they covered a bunch of interesting topics.

Here’s what he said about Jared Leto being in character 24/7 as The Joker:

“Look, you know, it was different, it was fun. 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.”

Roven also commented on the movie’s rating. Don’t expect it to be rated-R!

“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.”

Roven confirmed that there won’t be a Suicide Squad trailer this year, but that fans can expect it in the first quarter of 2016. With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, perhaps?

They also talk about director David Ayer and his original pitch for the movie, the great cast that’s in place, and lots more. Check out the full video interview above to hear more from Roven.

SOURCE: Collider