Suicide Squad
Jared Leto as The JokerSuicideSquad/Facebook

A big reason why "Suicide Squad" is one of the most eagerly-awaited films of this year is Jared Leto's much-talked about portrayal of The Joker. Fans can't wait to see the Oscar-winner's take on the iconic bad guy.

"The only villain who may be more infamous is the devil," said Leto of his villainous character, during an interview with Total Film. He also expressed his fandom towards The Joker, saying, "The Joker is an icon, a legend, the baddest of the bad and seems to be having the most fun. Hard not to be a fan of that."

Leto also shared some details about his initial discussions with "Suicide Squad" director David Ayer, about the role.

"I knew I was going to have to dive deep and go to a place I had never gone before. We sat outside his house and talked and it was clear he wanted to make something really different," said Leto. "He wanted to break some rules, and that's very compelling. I got the sense he was on a mission. This wasn't just a movie for him."

While all this sounds very impressive and exciting, we'll get a real idea only once the movie releases on Aug. 5, 2016. After all, Jesse Eisenberg made some very similar statements about playing Lex Luthor and we all know how that turned out.