OnlyOnAOL: This will totally shock you about 'Suicide Squad'

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By: Donna Freydkin

"Suicide Squad" has gotten plenty of attention leading up to its Friday opening. And we caught up with Captain Boomerang Jai Courtney to get some major behind-the-scenes scoop.

For those not up to date, the latest comic book adaptation features a squad of metahumans (aka super-villains) with specific powers – Will Smith's Deadshot is a killer sniper, for example -- who unite to save the world and have to learn to work together under their pitiless commander (Viola Davis).

Yes, the shoot was totally bananas, and that was by design.

"It was pretty nuts. (Director) David (Ayer) just wanted to prepare us for something. He sets up a world that's grounded and rooted in authenticity. He wants it to feel lived in. Part of the process is getting martial arts training done," says Courtney.

The preparation was crazy.

"Some of us had to be super-big and buff. And there's the fight choreography. The shoot itself was amazing," says Courtney.

Jared Leto, as the Joker, didn't hang out with the cast and went full method.

"Jared didn't drop character. That was kind of nuts at first. But once we were working together, that seemed pretty logical. He didn't want to jump in and out of it all day. He wasn't engaging with us," says Courtney.

Yes, the cast is pretty massive, but Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis and the rest of the skwad is tight.

"The bond between the cast was really real and genuine. That was borne of the process we underwent getting ready for it," says Courtney.

The actors communicate constantly. Yes, really.

"There's a text thread that's been going on between the entire squad for a year. We're talking daily," says Courtney.

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Margot Robbie hit a total high note in a gorgeous Alexander McQueen gown that featured a gold sequined unicorn and a single sheer polka dot sleeve. Dark lips and a loose updo completed her knockout look. Celebrity hair stylist Renato Campora achieved her chic look with the help of KMS ADD VOLUME Volumizing Spray and KMS FREE SHAPE hot flex spray.

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Jared Leto emulated The Joker in a not-so-serious calf-length embroidered Gucci jacket, cropped slacks and green loafers.

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The front of the actor's ensemble featured military-esque gold buttons, dramatic lapels and more floral embroidery.

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Cara Delevingne oozed sex appeal in a sheer mesh two-piece top held together by punk-inspired safety pins. Thigh-high heeled boots completed her killer ensemble.

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Viola Davis played it safe in a simple silver wrap dress and navy velvet pumps. She finished off her look with a swipe of red lipstick, a white clutch and cuff bracelet.

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Will Smith rocked a brown suit with sleek shoes and a printed gray tie.

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Actress Karen Fukuhara dazzled in a gorgeous semi-sheer gown with organic embroidery.

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Actor Jai Courtney stunned in a steel blue suit, white shirt sans tie and sharp shoes.

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Jaden Smith looked uber cool in a bold striped jacket, skinny jeans and exposed socks. and unruly 'do completed his look.

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Actress Corina Calderon donned simple black spaghetti strap Zara Umrigar gown with a sweetheart neckline and sheer panel that exposed her tight tummy.

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Shailyn Pierre-Dixon stunned in a futuristic two-piece set with floral details and sheer cutouts.

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Singer Skylar Grey flaunted her legs under a dramatic sheer skirt.

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Jim Parrack donned a simple black suit and skinny tie.

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Actress Leven Rambin wowed in a fun navy midi dress with a black chiffon mermaid skit and white lace trim.

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: Actress Clare Foley attends the 'Suicide Squad' world premiere at The Beacon Theatre on August 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: Adam Beach and Summer Tiger attend the 'Suicide Squad' premiere at The Beacon Theatre on August 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: Singer/songwriter Kehlani attends the 'Suicide Squad' world premiere at The Beacon Theatre on August 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: Singer Grace attends the 'Suicide Squad' world premiere at The Beacon Theatre on August 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: Ike Barinholtz attends the world premiere of 'Suicide Squad' at The Beacon Theatre on August 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: Harley Quinn Smith and father Kevin Smith attend the 'Suicide Squad' World Premiere at The Beacon Theatre on August 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: Alessandro Michele attends the world premiere of 'Suicide Squad' at The Beacon Theatre on August 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: Scott Eastwood attends the world premiere of 'Suicide Squad' at The Beacon Theatre on August 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: Frank Miller attends the world premiere of 'Suicide Squad' at The Beacon Theatre on August 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: Actor Jim Parrack attends the 'Suicide Squad' world premiere at The Beacon Theatre on August 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: President of DC Entertainment Diane Nelson attends the 'Suicide Squad' world premiere at The Beacon Theatre on August 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: Rapper G-Eazy attends the 'Suicide Squad' world premiere at The Beacon Theatre on August 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: (L-R) Daniella Deutscher and Jay Hernandez attend the world premiere of 'Suicide Squad' at The Beacon Theatre on August 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: Meghan McCarthy attends the world premiere of 'Suicide Squad' at The Beacon Theatre on August 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 1: Akemi Darenogare attends The World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures and Atlas Entertainment's 'Suicide Squad' at The Beacon Theatreq on August 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 1: Yolonda Ross attends The World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures and Atlas Entertainment's 'Suicide Squad' at The Beacon Theatreq on August 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: Actor David Harbour attends the 'Suicide Squad' world premiere at The Beacon Theatre on August 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
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