In a recent interview, Suicide Squad Director, David Ayer talked a bit about the outlandish rehearsal regimen he encouraged his cast adopt; and it's honestly sounding like just the kind of crazy you'd need, to get your actors in the right mindset for this kind of film:
“It wasn’t a normal rehearsal, we’d talk about their lives, their history, and really got them to open up as people to each other. I also had them fight. I had them fight each other. You learn a lot about who a person really is when you punch them in the face. It gets rid of a lot of the actor stuff.”
As far as Joker's Hot Topic-esque mural of tattoos, Ayer said the following:
“A lot of it has to do with creating a character with some kind of history and footprint in our world, and not have this sacrosanct being outside of our continuum, our reality. If a guy like him really existed today, where would he come from?“ The tattoos tell a very specific story, and eventually people will decipher them and understand what’s going on, but obviously they’re contentious, any time you do something new it’s contentious. There’s very specific stories and Easter eggs in those tattoos. And even his teeth, there’s an entire story behind that which is absolutely canon. It’s putting his history on his body. This Joker is a little more working class, who I believe could live in our world.”
Alriighty then. And what would a proper closing be to this bit on the Suicide Squad be without the most recent Jared Leto Joker antics be without this little gem that just came to light about how Leto would treat his costume designers?:
“When we first met him, he said — look girls, I’m going to be pretty intense, I’m going to be the Joker when I come for fittings. Sometimes he tried to terrify us, but we’re strong women. He was growling at us, and we’d play back.”
The petition started up through Change.org already has 768 supporters of the 1,000 goal, and here are the following points the folks are making for why LaBeouf could play a great Red Hood:
Shia LaBeouf is willing to go the distance to be the best that his character can be in recent films...
Its an opportunity for him to show the world what an amazing actor he can truly be if you just give him a chance to be this character. Plus help him get from one of the most looked down upon actors in Hollywood to one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood because of this role
Ben Affleck was hated by so many people because he was cast as batman and now he is loved by many after they say what an amazing performance Ben Affleck could do as batman
Shia LaBeouf is truly one of the most talented actors in Hollywood if you seen his recent films
If you know the character Jason Todd aka Red Hood And if you know Shia LaBeouf the then u can see how similar they are in and how perfect this casting choice is for Shia LaBeouf
What do you guys think, could the notoriously volatile actor step up and pick up the role; or is Red Hood better suited for someone like Jensen Ackles (already voiced Red Hood in the animated series)?
I think we just gotta take it back to this for a quick sec--
If you're not down with that potential casting, who do you think could play a good Red Hood (Jason Todd)?