Jared Leto Says “A Lot” Of Joker Scenes Cut From ‘Suicide Squad’

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With early reviews from Suicide Squad calling the film a jumbled mess, one thing most seem to agree on is Jared Leto’s Joker is pretty damn good. Unfortunately, it seems his Joker has relatively low amounts of screen time and new information from Leto himself could explain why.

When asked in an interview if there were any scenes with the Joker that didn’t make it into the final cut of the film, he had this to say:

“There are a lot of scenes that didn’t make it to the final film, hopefully they will see the light of day. Who knows.”

Another addition to the recent reports of the mess in the editing room of Suicide Squad. It is unclear at this time as to whether or not the film will be receiving an extended cut ala Batman V Superman, but maybe it’ll portray David Ayer’s darker vision for the film- and more importantly be a better, cleaner film. Leto seems a little sad about the cut scenes, so there very well may be a better version of the film left on the cutting room floor.

It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

Suicide Squad opens in select theaters tomorrow night and everywhere Friday, August 5th.

Source: Telestar


Leon Brill

Leon Brill

Leon Brill is a staff writer for Heroic Hollywood, superhero/comic enthusiast, gamer, and film lover.

  • Chin The Destroyer

    I don’t understand why editing is such a huge issue for WB. They hire directors, producers, etc and then don’t trust the vision of the folks they hired?? With the material and actors on board, there is no way the DCEU should be looled at as anything less than successful 3 movies in. WB execs need to stop trying to mimic Marvel and make their own unique product.

    • Math

      For a studio that had a reputation of being filmmaker friendly, that reputation is quickly fading away.

      • Jake Bucsko

        Did they have that reputation, or was that just the talking point for why they were supposedly different from Marvel? “Here the director has creative control! We’re filmmaker-driven!”

        /Price is Right horn

        • Darthmanwe

          They have that director- friendly reputation due to their relationships to directors like Nolan. When you have a guy like that make a movie, you damn well can’t say near anything. For example, his new ‘Dunkirk’ will be %100 his, I guarantee you.

          But lesser names have studio interference from all around, no studio leaves their directors alone.

          • Axxell

            Of course they let Nolan have his freedom – he came to WB with prestige already…it’s like bragging about giving creative freedom to Steven Spielberg.

    • Matthew Bishop

      I know right. Its baffling. WB execs needs to dial it back a notch & let the directors do what they need to do. I guess there will end up being an “Ultimate Edition” of this movie too.

    • Jake Bucsko

      “WB execs need to stop trying to mimic Marvel and make their own unique product.”

      No. DC is positioning themselves to the yang to Marvel’s yin. They look at Marvel and say “well, they did X, now we have to do Y”. What they need to do is stop intentionally trying to be different just to be different.

      “Marvel makes colorful movies with humor so now we can’t do that” is an awful way to do business. Pretend they don’t exist. Stop worrying that you’ll be accused of copying them. You’re still letting Marvel dictate how you make your films.

      Do what’s right for your characters. Can pretty much guarantee Feige and crew weren’t thinking about how to make movies that didn’t feel like Superman Returns and Batman Begins when they were planning Iron Man and Hulk. Okay, rant over.

      • batghost

        very well said

      • Axxell


    • breakerbaker

      While it’s true that BvS was marginally better in the director’s cut than the theatrical cut, focusing only on editing and studio mismanagement misses the larger problem: Zach Snyder made a big, joyless, three-hour long Batman and Superman movie that in its “ultimate” version was still only okay with very little mass market appeal that went beyond the name of the movie. Now, if that’s the place you start, then focusing on the editing (though a fair criticism) is one of those times where you fail to see the forest for the trees.

      The problem right now seems to be that WB left the wrong people in charge of building their universe and they didn’t realize this until they were basically two and a half movies in, and all they could do at that point was try to make lemonade, but it was already too late to do that. So they ended up making a product that was not going to be well-received even worse.

  • flavortang

    Bring on the Suicide Squad Ultimate Cut, WB!

    • Maximillian Pegasus

      Ultimate Cut is a Snyder thing, bring it on the Suicide Squad Crazy Cut.

      • flavortang

        Mad Love Cut. :)

        • Maximillian Pegasus


      • Axxell

        The Suicide Cut…too dark?

        • Maximillian Pegasus

          Suicide is already on the title, so no.

    • Carl

      Do you mean the slightly better but ultimately doesn’t make the movie good cut?

      • Jake Bucsko

        Yeah, all that does is make the movie better for people who already liked it. Which is fine! Ultimate Cut is really for them. But for those who didn’t, not sure why adding 30 minutes was going to make the 150 minutes they didn’t like magically good.

  • Carl

    “one thing most seem to agree on is Jared Leto’s Joker is pretty damn good.”

    No HH that is not what I’m hearing.

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  • Samid Mirkar

    Studio wanted pg13 rating I bet that’s why they cut out alot of gud stuff. Hope this movie doesn’t feel like editing mess like the theatrical cut of BvS. Going to see it tomorrow

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  • Meltzer paid by Japan

    I just viewed a a screener of this last night.. THIS MOVIE IS AWESOME

  • DeVaughn Lee Brown

    Warner Bros. execs need to take a nap underwater.

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