5 Things You Never Knew About ‘Suicide Squad’

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Suicide Squad is a People’s Choice Awards 2017 nominee for “Favorite Movie.” Check out all of our Surprising Facts features on the “Favorite Movie” nominees here!

When Suicide Squad hit theaters in August of 2016, it introduced us to a whole new world where we suddenly found ourselves rooting for the bad guys.

The epic fight between bad versus evil brought with it some incredibly memorable characters. From Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and The Joker (Jared Leto), to El Diablo (Jay Hernandez) and Deadshot (Will Smith), it’s clear there was a lot to love with regards to the rag-tag group of villains suddenly tasked with saving the world.

If you’re still obsessing over Suicide Squad just like we are, then you’re bound to love these five fun facts we’ve put together about the film! Check them out below!

1. Jared Leto perfected his Joker laugh by trying it out on unsuspecting civilians.
In an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box Leto explained that he tested out different creepy laughs while he was walking around the streets of Toronto and New York.

“I kind of got to a place where I’d laugh and people would always turn around like, ‘What is this creepy guy behind me?’” Leto told CNBC’s Squawk Box.

2. Shia LaBeouf was almost cast as Lieutenant GQ Edwards in the film.
In fact, director David Ayer was the one who tried convincing LaBeouf to try out for the role that eventually went to Scott Eastwood.

According to LaBeouf, he didn’t land the part because the studio decided to go in a different direction.

“I went in to meet and they were like… ‘You’re a good actor, but not this one,’” LaBeouf told Variety.

3. Will Smith says he was interested in playing Deadshot because he was unlike any character he’d ever played before.
In fact, Smith revealed that Deadshot’s dubious morality was a huge reason as to why he signed on to play the hitman for hire.

“I had never played a character that legitimately didn’t [care],” Smith told EW. “It’s very feeling not having to carry the moral spine of the movie.”

4. We might not have seen the last of El Diablo.
Suicide Squad didn’t give us much hope when it came to the fate of El Diablo during the final showdown with Enchantress, but actor Jay Hernandez said fans shouldn’t count the fire-wielding baddie out just yet.

“Of course there is [a chance he could return]!” said Hernandez of his character according to Screen Rant. “I’m not saying anything, just that it’s a possibility.”

5. The script wasn’t written when Cara Delevingne auditioned.
In fact, Delevingne was one of the first to be cast in the star studded film!

Instead, Delevingne revealed on Late Night with Seth Meyers that she auditioned with a monologue from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf.

Suicide Squad is nominated for Favorite Movie at People’s Choice Awards 2017 alongside Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool, Finding Dory, and Zootopia. Tune in to the show on Wednesday, Jan. 18 on CBS to find out which movie wins!