In an issue of Total Film (via ComicBook.com), Ayer teased Leto's magnetic and terrifying performance, noting how it even got the crew to stop working:
"What Jared has done is absolutely incredible. When he steps onto the set the world stops. 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."
"Suicide Squad" hits theaters on August 5.