Suicide Squad was a rather weird experience. Whether you loved it or hated it, it is hard to deny one very simple fact: Jared Leto’s Joker was (ironically) criminally underused. Leto was one of the movie’s biggest actors, and many (myself included) assumed the character would be the second-villain next to The Enchantress. However, The Joker was limited to a mere 7 minutes of screen time, and was portrayed as a ‘hero’ of sorts, as he simply wanted to save his girlfriend, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.
As you can probably tell, this annoyed a lot of fans. Many wanted to see Joker and Quinn’s abusive and horrifying relationship from the comics and animated series. Whatever the reason, I cannot help but see why Warner Bros. and DC Comics decided on leaving the abusive stuff out. Interestingly, a lot of this stuff was filmed. Early set photos included shots of Joker slapping Quinn, as well as the film’s novelization including a uncomfortable confrontation between the two.
In a new video from YouTube user RedDawnHanger77, the YouTuber combines set photos, videos, officially released images, as well as footage from TV spots and trailers of The Joker, all of which, did not feature in the final cut.
You can check out the video below:
Despite not featuring in the film as much as I would have liked, I cannot help but think Leto will be a great Joker in due time. From the (very) small glimpse we received, I absolutely adored his look and feel. But what do you guys think? Would you like to see The Joker pop up in Ben Affleck’s Batman movie? Or should he next appear in the Harley Quinn spin-off?
Suicide Squad is on Blu-Ray and DVD now.
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?