Director: David Ayer
Stars: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie
Plot: A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.
To prepare for his role as Deadshot, Will Smith shaved his head and spent time training with Navy SEALS and Army Rangers, practicing firing a Glock 9mm handgun and an AR-15 rifle.
The majority of the cast and crew got the tattoo "SKWAD" in honor of this film. The tattoos were even applied by some of the cast members, Margot Robbie and Will Smith.
When perfecting the Joker's laugh, Jared Leto publicly tried different laughs in New York City and Toronto to see which ones made people the most uncomfortable.
Several scenes of Killer Croc's backstory were removed from the final cut, including scenes depicting his entire life as a social outcast due to his physical appearance and convincing himself that he is beautiful in his own way. Croc crossed paths with Batman while working as muscle-for-hire for numerous Gotham crime bosses, while secretly planning to take over one day. There were also scenes displaying his affinity for making sculptures out of discarded materials. Aside from jokes about Croc viewing himself as 'beautiful,' one of these were retained in the final cut. Also deleted was a scene where he becomes sick at the helicopter escort to Midway City, throws up half-digested pieces of goat, and then eats them again, disgusting the nearby Navy SEALs.
Jared Leto got so immersed in playing The Joker that he wouldn't break out of character on set even when he wasn't filming. He even sent his fellow cast members "Joker-like" presents: a live rat to Margot Robbie and bullets to Will Smith, a soiled Playboy magazine to Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and a dead hog, anal beads and used condoms for the whole crew. Scott Eastwood commented that Leto frightened him at times with his behavior, and Smith mentioned that he actually never met the real Leto.
Ryan Gosling was sought out first for the role of The Joker. He reportedly turned down the role because he did not want to sign on for a multi-picture deal that the studio was requiring.
Harley Quinn wields an umbrella that is red and black, which is her original color scheme from Batman: The Animated Series (1992). She also wields a baseball bat, her trademark weapon from the "Batman: Arkham" video games.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje did extensive research for Killer Croc, reading decades worth of material from the comics with the character. He also observed actual crocodiles and researched cannibalism.
David Ayer always had Margot Robbie in mind for the role of Harley Quinn. However, Emma Roberts was offered the role by Warner Bros., but she turned it down to star in Scream Queens (2015).
Jared Leto shaved his entire body (except his head) to play the Joker.
David Ayer cast Cara Delevingne before there was an actual script. He asked her to prepare for her role as Enchantress by stripping naked in the woods, preferably underneath a full moon, and walking in the mud at night. She reportedly did so, on the secluded compound of her sister's mansion, for some much-needed privacy.
Oprah Winfrey, Viola Davis, Kerry Washington and Octavia Spencer were all front runners for the role of Amanda Waller, before Davis was cast.
Following the success of the movie's first wide-release trailer, featuring Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, its editors Trailer Park Inc. were invited to produce a cut of the movie.
During Harley's on screen stats, it briefly flashes that she assisted in the murder of Robin.
Harley Quinn's origin is based on the Bruce Timm-Paul Dini story "Mad Love", where Harley was a psychiatrist who develops an obsessive infatuation with the Joker. While her doctor attire is based on the comic, her criminal attire is taken from her New 52 portrayal. Her plunge into the same chemicals that birthed the Joker is also from the New 52.
The Flash is briefly seen in the flashback to Captain Boomerang's initial apprehension. Zack Snyder directed that scene.