Suicide Squad director David Ayer has shared a new look at a deleted scene that features Jared Leto’s Joker.
Much of the footage shot from 2016’s Suicide Squad was left on the cutting room floor much to the chagrin of fans and Jared Leto himself. Leto was displeased when he realized that his Joker was seen only sporadically in Suicide Squad, which served as the debut of his take on the character. Luckily for Leto, director David Ayer has shared a brand new look at a deleted scene that features the actor’s gangster take on Joker.
Taking to Twitter, Ayer shared a black and white image of Jared Leto’s Joker in a tuxedo. This image is presumably from the third act of the film, which sees Leto’s Joker rocking the same tuxedo seen when he’s trying to save Harley Quinn.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 23, 2020
Details on this image are extremely vague, especially when you take into consideration Ayer’s caption of “Dream.” The director did, however, shared explicit details regarding the scene between Jared Leto’s Joker and Common’s Monster T, which proved to be anticlimactic for many. When asked by a fan if there was more to the club scene featuring Monster T, Joker, and Harley Quinn, Ayer confirmed that the scene was originally longer and had a different outcome.
It’s a long scene and Joker intimidated him into killing himself. https://t.co/JCDAumApv2
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 22, 2020
Fans have been rallying for David Ayer’s cut of the film to be released now that Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League is official coming to HBO Max. Warner Bros. notoriously meddled in Ayer’s vision for the film and had a trailer house create a cut of the project that would compete with his. Even Jared Leto was displeased with the studio, as he stated that he had tons of interesting footage that was shelved. While we may never get “The Ayer Cut”, it’s still great that the director is keeping us privy to take his original take on the film.
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The first Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker. However, James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the Suicide Squad in his upcoming movie.
Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.
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