Director Says Jared Leto's Joker is So "Incredible," the Crew "Stops Working"

Wed, March 16th, 2016 at 4:19pm PST

Anthony Couto, Assistant Editor

David Ayer says Leto's Joker is "so powerful, so menacing, so palpable, you can feel him."

David Ayer is hyping-up Jared Leto's performance as The Joker in "Suicide Squad," remarking that whenever he stepped on set, "the world stops."

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In an issue of Total Film (via, 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."

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"Suicide Squad" hits theaters on August 5.

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