Joel Kinnaman on 'Suicide Squad': 'The Story's Dope'

PHOTO: Joel Kinnaman is pictured on Dec. 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif.Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Joel Kinnaman is pictured on Dec. 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Joel Kinnaman is beyond pumped for "Suicide Squad."

The actor, 35, who is stepping in for Tom Hardy in the Warner Brothers' movie adaptation of the DC comic, featuring villains like the Joker and Harley Quinn, told reporters today in New York City that "the story's dope."

Kinnaman was in New York promoting his new film, "Run All Night," where he stars alongside Liam Neeson and hits theaters on Friday.

Kinnaman confirmed that he's in the movie and that he's been going "down to Toronto on the weekends to prepare."

He's also had a dialogue with director David Ayer.

PHOTO: The cover of Suicide Squad #2 is pictured. Jeremy Roberts/DC Comics
The cover of Suicide Squad #2 is pictured.

"David, he's cool, I think you are always afraid when you go into a big superhero movie that it's gonna be just kind of action and you're not going to be able to go to the bottom with the characters," he added. "But he's going to be able to do both, really give it depth and scale."

He continued, "All the conversations have been like 'Wow, we are really going there!' It's fun."

PHOTO: Jared Leto at The Palladium on Nov. 14, 2014 in Hollywood, Calif. | The Joker appears in this screen grab from YouTube.Kevin Winter/Getty Images | YouTube
Jared Leto at The Palladium on Nov. 14, 2014 in Hollywood, Calif. | The Joker appears in this screen grab from YouTube.

Kinnaman also spoke to reporters sporting a full goatee, and was coy when saying "maybe, maybe not" he would have to shave it off for this anticipated role.

"Suicide Squad" is anticipated for release in summer 2016 and also stars Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.

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