Shia LaBeouf is a little crazy, he’s not what you’d expect when it comes to a famous Hollywood actor and thats what I like about the guy. When I say crazy, I’m not talking about his past troubles with alcohol abuse (which he’s managed to overcome)—I’m talking about how he has no filter when it comes speaking his mind. It just all flows out.
Just look at what he said about Steven Spielberg in his interview with Variety, see no f***s given.
One of the downsides to him being outspoken is he’s gonna miss out on big opportunities in the movie industry. This is what happened when it came to him being part of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.
Director Ayer worked with LaBeouf on Fury, and wanted to re-team with the former Transformers actor again for Suicide Squad, but Warner Bros vetoed that idea according to LeBeouf.
Speaking with Variety he said:
“I don’t think Warner Bros. wanted me. I went in to meet, and they were like, ‘Nah, you’re crazy. You’re a good actor, but not this one.’ It was a big investment for them.”
The role Ayer wanted him to play was that of Scott Eastwood’s. Which would have been a waste of time—let’s be real here, Eastwood was barely in it.
It could have been different though, as the size of roles were changed during production.
“The character was different initially, then Will [Smith] came in, and the script changed a bit. That character and Tom [Hardy’s] character [later played by Joel Kinnaman] got written down to build Will up.”
LeBeouf would have fit like a glove in with the Suicide Squad cast, especially if he had worked with Jared Leto’s Joker.
Maybe we’ll see him in the sequel if it’s announced, maybe not. Who knows.