"Look, there have been so many incredible performances of the Joker over the years," the actor told Deadline. "Then there's the wonderful artists that have drawn this character and the writers that have written the Joker for 75 years and more through television and film and animated projects. I found it a real honor to be asked to continue the tradition. I'm so grateful that I had the chance, that's my honest answer and my thoughts on it."
Teasing that audiences can expect "a lot of chaos and a hell of a lot of fun" from the Warner Bros. film, Leto described "Suicide Squad" as "something different than the other movies in the genre."
With a little more than a month to go until "Suicide Squad's" Aug. 5 release, director David Ayer announced this week that the film is complete. "Nothing like it out there," he tweeted, echoing Leto's remarks. "It.Is.a.Beast."
The film also stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood and Cara Delevingne.