Will Smith on ‘Suicide Squad’: ‘It’s a movie about bad vs. evil’

Suicide Squad
Source: Warner Bros.

The world’s most notorious supervillains: Deadshot, Joker, and Harley Quinn are recruited by intelligence officer Amanda Waller who sends them out on a top-secret mission to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency, in this comic book movie. So, what makes it different from films in this genre?

According to cast members Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie, while their on-screen roles are far from lovable, each is relatable, no matter how diabolical. “There’s a part of [Deadshot] that is thinking, ‘Maybe I might have made a wrong turn or two in [my] life,'” Smith tells ET in a behind-the-scenes clip.

“I didn’t realize that the Joker was 75 years old — the story of the Joker,” Leto said. “I never thought in a million years that I would have the chance to play a role like this,” he continued, gushing over the role once played by Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger and Mark Hamill.

Meanwhile, Robbie appreciated the chance to play a strong female character in a major blockbuster action film. “Dr. Harleene Quinzell is who Harley Quinn was before she became Harley Quinn,” the Focus star said. “She was working at Arkham Asylum and that’s where she met Joker and fell for Joker and then born out of that was the transformation into Harley Quinn.”

Although the highly anticipated motion picture seems to be the perfect movie for anyone who tends to root for the villain, it also happens to work for the moviegoer longing for a little good to triumph over evil. “We sort of landed on the separation between being a bad guy and being evil,” Smith says. “It’s not a movie about good versus evil, it’s a movie about bad versus evil.”

Suicide Squad, also starring Viola Davis, Cara Delevigne and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje hits theaters on Aug. 5.

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