Jared Leto Proves Power of Method Acting as The Joker in 'Suicide Squad' Teaser

Jared Leto shows off his method-acting chops as The Joker in the latest teaser for 'Suicide Squad.'

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Though Suicide Squad is now mere weeks away from lining Warner Bros. Pictures' wallets, questions surrounding Jared Leto's Joker still remain. What's his deal? Why does he insist on mucking up the squad's clemency mission? Will he sing any 30 Seconds to Mars songs? None of those questions are exactly answered in this extended Joker-centered Suicide Squad tease, but we at least get a bunch of cool shots of Leto strutting his Joker through David Ayer's reliably cinematic landscapes.

One notable moment in this latest look at Suicide Squad is a certain kiss between Joker and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). Their relationship, as Robbie revealed to Collider during an on-set visit last summer, is complicated. "It's like a compulsion, I suppose," Robbie said of her character's attachment to Joker. "It's kinda when you start looking at it the way an alcoholic is compelled, you know, needs to have a drink. When you think of it in those terms, like it's an actual psychological problem, which codependency actually is, in really severe cases of codependency."

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In fact, the psychological challenge of bringing these iconic characters to life was enough for Ayer to actually hire an on-set therapist, just in case. "David Ayer is about realism," Adam Beach (Slipknot, but not the band) toldE! News during filming last summer. "So if your character is tormented, he wants you to torment yourself. He wants the real thing. We kind of have, like, a therapist on board if you fall off the wagon and really are villainous."

Let Suicide Squad be your therapist when it finally hits theaters Aug. 5.

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