In Warner Bros.' "Suicide Squad," El Diablo will make his big screen debut -- and Jay Hernandez, the actor bringing him to life, couldn't be more excited about it. During an interview with SuperHeroHype, he discussed the significance of the film in the larger superhero film landscape, his approach to the role and more.
"Suicide Squad is the next step," he explained. "Everything starts somewhere and is going to end somewhere. I think this is that next step in the evolution of superhero movies… [There are] characters from the other movies that have come in onto our project. It's interesting because, as a filmmaker and as a writer, you have to make it make sense. You have to find some way to infuse characters that aren’t really part of the narrative, but still have it make sense and have it not just be this weird piece where you’re setting up the other movie. It's fluid and it has to feel right."
"As a lesser known member of the squad, there wasn't as much anticipation and there wasn't people saying, 'You're veering off doctrine,'" he shared. "There's a certain level of freedom that I thought was great."
"Suicide Squad," based on the DC Comics team and starring Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo and Adam Beach as Slipknot, is scheduled for release on Aug. 5, 2016.