A Lot of Joker’s Scenes Cut Out of Suicide Squad

DC and Suicide Squad have had their share of criticism over the last few days, with scathing reviews filling the internet.  So much so that sites like Rotten Tomatoes have been the subject of petitions.  Personally, as a guy who actually saw the film it’s not nearly as bad as people are making it out to be.  Does it have its fair share of plotholes and does it suffer from too many characters?  Yes and yes.  However, it’s still a really fun film to watch and the actors do a lot of our favorite characters justice.

One in particular is Jared Leto‘s Joker.  Many were concerned by his variation of the Clown Prince of Crime, based on appearance.  On the contrary, Leto’s portrayal is actually a high point of the film.  That is, the 10 minutes he’s in the film.  In a recent interview with Telestar, Leto acknowledged that there was a lot cut from the theatrical cut.

Oh, there are a lot of [deleted] scenes, yeah, there are a lot of scenes that didn’t make it to the final film. And hopefully they’ll see the light of day … who knows?

Director David Ayer, then confirmed Leto’s statement with Collider saying,

We have a chunk [of deleted scenes], there’s definitely over 10 minutes of material on there. But this cut of the movie is my cut, there’s no sort of parallel universe version of the movie, the released movie is my cut. And that’s one of the toughest things about writing, shooting, and directing a film, is you end up with these orphans and you fucking love them and you think they’d be amazing scenes and do these amazing things but the film is a dictatorship (laughs), not a democracy, and just because something’s cool and charismatic doesn’t mean it gets to survive in the final cut. The flow of the movie is the highest master.

Perhaps DC will do a BvS special with Suicide Squad, showing us these deleted scenes.  It would be nice to see them as I felt Joker was merely a subplot to help out Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn.  I wanted more of the Joker.  Hopefully, in Ben Affleck‘s Batman we’ll get to see a lot more of, arguably, comic’s baddest villain!

Suicide Squad will be in theaters tonight!