RUMOR: List Of Potential Deleted ‘Suicide Squad’ Scenes

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Despite negative critical reviews, Suicide Squad is on track to obliterate the box office record for the biggest opening weekend in August (the previous holder being Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy). Overall, the film felt like there were a lot of scenes that were left on the cutting room floor. For one, as someone who revisited the film’s trailers religiously in anticipation for its release, I was surprised to see a couple moments from them that didn’t make the final cut. For example, the Joker’s “Bye bye!” snippet was not featured in the film.

The film reportedly test screened a few months back, and there apparently were two different versions that were screened. To add another intriguing aspect to this situation, a Reddit user shared a list of deleted scenes from the film that showcase a darker tone than the finished product. Now, it must be emphasized that this list of deleted scenes is not official, and further discussion on them is pure speculation. But when one reads through them, these scenes seem quite plausible. You can read the scene descriptions below.

“In early cuts, the movie’s opening detailed June Moon’s possession by Enchantress in real tome. Reshoots reshuffled the scene to be later in the movie in flashback form in favour of a new opening centered on Deadshot.”

“Deadshot in the prison cell, watching the rain fall and thinking about his daughter.”

“El Diablo observing the flame of a lit match, before putting it out due to his vow to no longer use his powers.”

“El Diablo being escorted to a training center by being placed in a tube that fills with water to quel his flames, and then unceremoniously dropped onto the ground.”

“Early interviews showed Captain Boomerang’s racism and sexism, but the movie is light on examples of such behaviour, which have apparently been deleted. Most of them were reportedly directed at Katana, to whom Boomerang is attracted to.”

“Early reports indicated more backstory for Killer Croc, revealing that he entire life as a social outcast due to his physical appearancr and has convinced himself that he is beautiful in his own way. Croc crossed paths with Batman while working as muscle-for-hire for numerous Gotham’s crime bosses, while secretly planning to take over one day. There were also scenes displaying his affinity for making sculptures out of discarded materials. Aside from jokes about Croc viewing himself as ‘beautiful,’ one of these were retained in the final cut.”

“Also deleted was a scene where he becomes sick at the helicopter escort to Midway City, throws up half-digested pieces of goat, and then eats them again, disgusting the nearby Navy Seals.”

“Early cuts reportedly included a passing reference to Slipknot being serial rapist, likely to further paint him as unsympathetic to the audience ahead of his own death.”

“More scenes of Rick Flag and June Moon’s romantic relationship, including him reading the files of the Suicide Squad recruits after Waller delivers them to him.”

“Another scene where Flag and Moon are out on a date.”

“Extended scene of Joker interrogating Captain Griggs, including the line, “I can’t wait to show you my toys,” which was in every trailer, but was removed from the movie.”

“Joker and his men escaping after shooting up a restaurant. Harley, who is already affiliated with the Joker, follows them on a motorcycle and intercepts their car. Joker bangs his head against the glass in frustration.”

“Joker and Harley then get into a fight, which ends with Harley pointing a gun at Joker’s head. Joker sweet-talks Harley into lowering the gun, charming her, then backhands her across the face. Afterwards he sweet-talks her again and they kiss.”

“Extended Ace Chemicals scene where Harley jumps into the chemicals. More bits of dialogue from Joker.”

“Extended Batmobile chase scene with more interaction between Joker and Harley. One of the examples, presented in all the trailers, is the Joker punching the roof of his car.”

“Harley using her baseball bat as a mock gun to play shoot at invisible foes.”

“Extended scene of Joker breaking into the nanobomb manufacture facility to arrange for Harley’s neck-bomb to be disabled.”

“More interactions between Harley and Boomerang. Early cuts apparently included her really disliking him despite growing affectionate to all the other members of the squad.”

“Extended bar scene with Harley taking everyone’s orders. Deadshot calls for a shot, Katana wants whiskey, Croc and Boomerang settle for beer, Harley asks Diablo wants and he prefers water which she jokes, “is a good idea.” The scene was featured in the trailers, but in the movie it cuts directly to Deadshot’s speech about them all almost pulling the mission off.”

“Removed several scenes with the Joker to repaint his relationship with Harley as more loving rather than abusive.”

“Joker and Harley get into an argument after he rescues her in the hijacked helicopter. In early cuts he reportedly pushes her out to kill her, then the helicopter gets shot down. This was apparently reworked into the helicopter getting shot down first and Joker pushing her out to save her.”

“Joker returns during the final battle in the subway station, face half-burnt from the helicopter crash, which apparently leads to a brief altercation with the Squad. He calls for Harley to escape with him but she refuses for once in order to help her friends, and the Joker escapes after throwing a live grenade at the group to cover his own escape.”

Keeping in mind that these deleted scenes have not been confirmed, it leaves me wishing that many of them were implemented into David Ayer’s product. Many of these scenes would have helped flesh out the characters and narrative further and perhaps make the film feel cohesive rather than incoherent. What do you guys think of this list of possible deleted scenes? Do you hope we see them on the future Blu-Ray release, or more ideally – an extended cut of the film? Who knows at this point.

Source: Reddit

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  • Matt

    I think it becomes more of a Harley & Joker movie about abusive relationships rather than a Dirty Dozen movie that you’d expect with a concept like Suicide Squad. Not saying it’s better, but it probably utilizes the Joker better at the cost of a bloated runtime.

    • Matches Malone

      Totally agree. They did a great job of ensuring the Joker and Harley didn’t eclipse the Squad. I thought the decision to focus on Deadshot as a moral compass of sorts was the right one

  • Kerk Crotchlickmeoff

    I can see why some of the Joker&Harley scenes would be removed. Many young women would be really displeased with that. That would be more true to the original comics, but it would be damaging financially.

    Personally, I like this new development. I’ve seen the Joker being the biggest monster on earth. Maybe it’s time we see his softer spot. I even ended up rooting for them. Next movie, we need to see them going on a homicidal date, robing banks, killing by-standers who would get in their way, and so on.

    • V.S.B.

      Watched the movie today. You can tell they’re going for a Bonnie and Clyde feel with them. In this iteration anyway.

    • Memorian

      I wouldn’t have been. I feel that them painting their relationship as a loving Sid and Nancy/ Bonnie and Clyde type relationship that was loving felt disingenuous. Because that’s not their relationship. Going into this film I thought were going to get Harley Quinn trying to get over her abusive relationship with the Joker and becoming independent and finding her voice. I thought they’d show some of the abuse to the audience who’s unaware of Harley’s back story as to WHY this relationship wasn’t good and why she needs to get out. Instead the deletion of those scenes made Harley kind of one dimensional to me. One of the reasons why Harley is appealing especially to women today is her getting through her past relationship with the joker and learning to love her self and demand respect. I feel like they’re taking a part of what the character is about away. Of course her past shouldn’t define her but it’s still an important part of her journey too.

      • Kerk Crotchlickmeoff

        I can’t argue with that. But since I’m not a woman, I’d much rather see the two of them stay together and go on all sorts of crazy shenanigans. What can I do? I love this couple.

        Ideally, I’d want them to do this:

        (1) Abusive relationship
        (2) Harley gets out
        (3) Joker realizes how much he lost and learns to treat her with respect
        (4) Still in love, she forgives
        (5) They live happily ever after and kill a lot of innocent by-standers in various ridiculous ways.

        • Memorian

          I guess because their relationship is built on a foundation of abuse. I’d just feel odd if she went back and treated it like love. Since their relationship has never really been about love. It’s always usually been one sided from Harley since the Joker is pretty vain and only loves himself. A psychological and physically abusive relationship like there’s isn’t something that can be fixed with an “I’m sorry”.

          I totally get where you’re coming from tho. But I think for the characters to have a relationship like that would kind of betray who they are at the core.

          The two characters sharing the same screen is interesting but I also find Harley just as interesting when she gains her independence and stands up for herself.

    • jollybrah

      There relationship was kind of beautiful in the movie. I really liked how they had the Joker actually have something he cared about, it sort of gave him another layer and it was nice to have and a lot different from previous on screen Jokers.

  • Laurence Sealey

    If you watch the trailers again, a lot of these scenes are shown, Deadshot staring out at the rain for example. Also, Empire magazine wrote an article about the scene where Killer Crock throws up the goat, describing it in a lot of detail.

    It’s also worth noting that Grace Randolph covered pretty much all of the set leaks leading up to the release, one of the scenes I remember her talking about was when Harley points the gun at Joker.

    • jollybrah

      It could be interference or it could just be that some of the scenes hurt the flow of the movie. It is incredibly rare for a film to have every single scene they shot in the film,

      • Laurence Sealey

        I suppose so. Either way, this makes me excited for the director’s cut.

  • Maximillian Pegasus

    Those three last ones should be in the film, extended bar scene, Joker trying to kill Harley in the Helo and coming back in the subway, these sum up maybe 3 minutes, they should’ve been in the movie.

  • w0undedmagic

    Hopefully these are on the bluray and I can just make my own “ultimate edition”:)

    • Drew Douglas

      I’m hoping WB does all the work for me.

      • w0undedmagic

        Haha of course, but I personally enjoy editing as a side hobby. So there’s some other stuff I’d like to play around with for this movie.

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  • jollybrah

    I’m glad they changed the opening for June to Deadshot, that whole bit was so cool. The rest of the scenes sound pretty sweet, hopefully they see the light of day, especially that Joker bit at the end of the movie.

  • Drew Douglas

    lol at Slipknot being a serial rapist and Boomerang being racist and sexist.

    Really hope we get can extended edition.

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