Will Smith has admitted that he has not read the script for the Suicide Squad movie.
During promotion for his current film Focus, Smith revealed that the lack of script knowledge is more down to methods from director David Ayer;
“It’s really cool the way that David Ayer works is all images, all ideas. He holds [back] the screenplay and he just keeps giving you things about your character – he just wants you to be prepared for anything. He only sends you your character stuff so you don’t know what’s going on with the other characters. I think he wants it to come alive on set.”
Regarding playing Deadshot, Smith admitted that he had yet to fully explore the character;
“I haven’t yet explored the psychology enough of Deadshot – somebody who can take money to kill people, how he justifies that for himself. But in my life in general and in my career, I’m pushing more towards those kinds of questions. I guess I like the concept of dubious morals. I always like to play in that area. What was interesting for me with Focus, now, is that in my life my journey is around vulnerability and authenticity. So to have a guy who has just decided to lie… it was really interesting to test the boundaries of how wide open and how authentic I can be in real life by exploring the other side of a character.”
Suicide Squad is scheduled to be released in August 2016.