‘Suicide Squad’ Extended Cut Announced

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Warner Bros. and DC Films have officially announced that an extended cut of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad is on the way. This marks Suicide Squad as the second film in the DC Extended Universe to be given the extended edition treatment, with Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Ultimate Edition being the first. This version of the film will have 13 minutes of extra footage, according to Collider.

Plus, here’s the Blu-ray cover for the movie.

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Suicide Squad: Extended Cut features more action and more Squad with 13 more minutes of footage not previously seen in theaters. The Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack will include the extended version of the film on the Blu-ray disc. The extended version will also be available to own on Digital HD.

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: Extended Cut will be available on Digital HD on November 15 and Blu-Ray on December 13.

Source: Twitter 

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  • AMOLAD_79

    Jesus…

  • Investigatin Detective

    Lol. Shocking absolutely no one.

  • Maximillian Pegasus

    People are going crazy, and Jared Leto is loving it.

  • zuzu

    Meh

  • Hinscher

    Never upset with extended cuts. Can be annoying when announced after you after already purchased a normal cut, but seeing as WB has announced before release, no harm here.
    Anticipating this one. Can’t change my main flaw with the movie (it’s plot) but basically all the scenes I loved with the characters, so any more is great, imo.

  • Math

    I sense a trend here… Let’s force some cuts on the theatrical releases so we can make more money by eventually releasing the original cut, but we’ll name it the extended cut so people think we just added more instead of admitting we simply removed a lot in the first place. Maybe we should simply skip the theatrical releases and always wait for the extended cut.

    • SAMURAI36

      Maybe you should stop complaining. We got an already great movie in the theaters, & we’ll likely get an even better one on the EC.

      Besides, when it comes to multimedia (movies, TV series, video games, & even comics) we always get more material after the initial release.

      • Math

        I’m happy you get to enjoy all these cuts. Me personally, if that’s the way WB want to do business, I’ll just wait until the EC releases and watch those. It sucks I’ll have to wait a few extra months before seeing these movies, but at least I’ll know I’ll get to see something that’s much closer to the original intention of their movies.

        • Thing is, myself I still enjoy the theater experience and talking with friends about the movie when it comes out, and so on. It’s a fun date night with the wife, we have a great time watching these films in the theater. So they’ve got me for both the theater release and the blu ray. I mean, I actually don’t mind getting a second version as long as it really gives me a lot more additional scenes. I try not to think about them hitting my wallet twice.

          • Math

            I enjoy when they do an extended cuts and don’t mind paying for them… when the first cut wasn’t completely compromised because of too much studio interference. Take the LOTR movies as examples. The theatrical cut were trimmed down for time, but these cuts still worked very well. The BvS cut left a bunch of holes in the story while Suicide Squad tone was completely changed… Not sure the extended version will change the tone back to it’s original intention but I guess we’ll see more strong hints of its original intention.

          • SAMURAI36

            So, let’s get this straight…. You don’t know how much (if at all) SS’s cuts changed the story. And all you’re doing is reacting to the nonsense you’ve read on the internet, most of which is nothing more than gossip and rumors.

            That sounds about right?

          • Math

            No. I actually know people who worked on the film and have inside information about how things went down during that production… not that it’ll matter to you. You already made up your mind about this subject.

          • SAMURAI36

            Ah yes, you were the one on here with the “studio connects”. You must pee on alot of people’s legs.

          • SAMURAI36

            And seeing as how the words from David Ayer himself, as quoted by another poster here (so you can’t blame my “flawless internal logic”):

            Nope, “linear” is the exact word that Ayer used to describe one of his earlier cuts of the film. Here’s the quote from his interview with Empire magazine (published Aug. 10):

            “There’s a linear version we did where it opens up with June in the cave and tells the story in sequence with the arrests and Batman, and then we go to Belle Reve. Honestly, there may be six or seven different versions of the film. In that version, [test] audiences were left with a lot of questions and a little disoriented as to who to watch and why. So we came up with what we call the ‘dossier’ version which has Amanda presenting the backstories and origins of the various members.”

            …..Totally contradicts what you & your “studio peeps” are saying. That doesn’t sound like money-grubbing studio interference to me.

            So please, tell me why I should believe you, Mr. “I know a guy who knows a guy”, over David Ayer himself, who not only worked on the film, but has also been very upfront & candid about his process?

            I’ll wait…..

          • Math

            First off, don’t believe everything people involved with the production say publicly. No right minded director would publicly complain about your employer while out promoting your movie.

            I don’t know David Ayer and his process. Maybe he was part of the problem and fully agreed with directions coming from his employers. That’s definitely possible.

            All I know is multiple people working on this movie had their work stopped and completely changed direction multiple times by the client (WB/DC and higher ups) who were constantly changing their minds. They apparently often received the comment that they were changing direction and weren’t sure what they wanted to do yet. This happened after Deadpool was a huge hit and when BvS got very bad reviews. They often got the comment that they are changing their plans and are internally debating what direction they should take. They often heard comments about making it more fun like Gardien of the Galaxy, etc.

            Maybe to you this is a normal part of the process. I guess it is for a lot of big studios in Hollywood. Either way, changing your mind this late in the process and rushing to meet your deadline rarely makes for good movies.

            But I’m wasting my time arguing with you here because you’ve already made up your mind that I’m full of sh!t.

          • SAMURAI36

            First off, don’t believe everything people involved with the production say publicly. No right minded director would publicly complain about your employer while out promoting your movie.

            So wait.. I shouldn’t believe what gets said publicly…. Except when you say it?

            I don’t know David Ayer and his process. Maybe he was part of the problem and fully agreed with directions coming from his employers. That’s definitely possible.

            So which is it? I shouldn’t believe him, but it’s “definitely possible”? Because what he said directly contradicts the story you’re trying to push below.

            All I know is multiple people working on this movie had their work stopped and completely changed direction multiple times by the client (WB/DC and higher ups) who were constantly changing their minds. They apparently often received the comment that they were changing direction and weren’t sure what they wanted to do yet. This happened after Deadpool was a huge hit and when BvS got very bad reviews. They often got the comment that they are changing their plans and are internally debating what direction they should take. They often heard comments about making it more fun like Gardien of the Galaxy, etc.

            Here’s why I believe ZERO of what you’re saying. I was one the privileged people that was invited to the pre-screening for SS. I can attest to what Ayer stated; I enjoyed the the original cut, but I could see how others wouldn’t, especially in the wake of BVS. But I have to say that I enjoyed the final cut much more than the pre-screen version.

            Although, I wouldn’t necessarily call the pre-screen cut “linear” either, though. But who’s to say that they didn’t pre-screen more than one version?

            Either way, they made the right call with the version they showed.

            Maybe to you this is a normal part of the process. I guess it is for a lot of big studios in Hollywood.

            Then once again, I’m at a loss as to what your point is. If you realize that this is how most (if not all) of Hollywood works (and you very well should, if you are connected as you said, then this is par for course for you, and therefore nothing to complain about.

            Either way, changing your mind this late in the process and rushing to meet your deadline rarely makes for good movies.

            That’s not what most people think. And that’s all that matters. SS was an enjoyable film, and will make a ton of money from video sales.

            People really need to stop trying to come up with a 1000 different reasons to justify why THEY don’t like something. Especially when those “reasons” apply to just about every movie that they do like.

            But I’m wasting my time arguing with you here because you’ve already made up your mind that I’m full of sh!t.

            Welp, at least you’re perceptive.

          • SAMURAI36

            This is why Math’s logic (no pun) is not only faulty, but completely hypocritical.

        • SAMURAI36

          So, by this “logic”, you won’t be playing another single video game ever again, since nearly all of them do DLC content months after the initial release?

          Or, you won’t be reading a single month comic ever again, since most of them add bonus story during the trade collection?

          Or, you won’t be buying a season of a TV show on Blu-Ray, since extra footage (sometimes lost episodes) are included on those releases?

          Or, you better not be seeing another single movie in the theater again, since more than half of them release extended cuts of films after theatrical runs.

          Is that correct? Or does this hypocrisy only apply to WB/DC?

          • Math

            My logic applies to all movies where the studio highly tempered with the original intention of the writers/directors. That applies to a lot more movies then just WB/DC. Like I said, I don’t mind and actually enjoy extended cuts. My problem is not with the extended cuts but with original cuts who were highly tempered with to match agendas of greedy executives who don’t trust the vision of the writers/directors they themselves hired.

          • SAMURAI36

            As opposed to those studios, with what…. Altruistic agendas? There’s no such thing, for ANY studio. ALL studios do what they do, for the sole purpose of making money.

            If you believe anything otherwise, then you only prove that you’re in no way connected to anyone in that industry.

          • Math

            Wow. You have your own flawless internal logic going on here, don’t you!? Someone criticises their boss, therefore they must be lying about their job. I’m sorry but there is no way to have a logical discussion with someone who thinks like you do.

          • SAMURAI36

            Ah, so now WB is your “boss”. Because just yesterday, you said:

            No. I actually know people who worked on the film and have inside information about how things went down during that production…

            So which is it? You’re all over the place, but I’m the one with the “flawless internal logic”. :-

            And yes, people lie all the time. Especially on the internet. All you’ve proven, is that you have an axe to grind about WB & the DCEU. Get in line.

            So here’s my “flawless internal logic” at work: you’re sitting on a movie rumor site, where the writers themselves make up all sorts of stuff, & pass it off as “journalism”, lamenting about DC movies, right alongside everybody & their mama who is doing the exact same thing, & who is using the exact same talking points that every other biased, uninformed idiot is using, that can be found on this or any other website (even Twitter), but, because of the fact that you work for, and/or know someone who works for the company/studio, that somehow makes you the glaring beacon of credibility.
            That sound about right?
            If you’re gonna play the part of disgruntled WB employee, at least be original with it. Lest we forget the anonymous letter from a few months back? You know, the one that got debunked?
            So, the one thing you were correct about, is the fact that it’s impossible to have a convo with me, because I simply don’t believe you. You’ve been kvetching about WB/DC since well before BVS even came out, & you’re just now “revealing” your studio affiliations.
            Sorry dude, but my leg is waterproof. And it’s d&mn sure p!ss-proof.

          • SAMURAI36

            My logic applies to all movies where the studio highly tempered with the original intention of the writers/directors. That applies to a lot more movies then just WB/DC.

            Except I don’t see you complaining about any other films or studios, other than WB/DC’s. So there goes that.

            Unless you think All these Marvel turds are Oscar-worthy, magnum opuses?

      • Rohan Kishibe’s Heaven’s Door

        “an already great movie in the theaters”
        Wow, what movie did you watch? Because it sure ain’t Suicide Squad based on your description.

        • SAMURAI36

          SS was an awesome movie. If you didn’t like it, then sucks for you. Feel free to sit in the corner with all the rest of the haters, while the rest of us rejoice that this great film made close to $750M, and probs about $200M in home video sales.

    • SAMURAI36

      Wait, did you just say you “SENSE a trend here”? What, is your Spidey-sense tingling? Why do you need to “sense” anything, if you work for the company, and/or know someone(s) who does?
      I sense something as well….

  • bingeit 45

    while i have absolutely no problem with extended cut but they need to be careful, if they start releasing these cuts for every movie, what’s the point of watching incomplete product in theatres

    • SAMURAI36

      The same point as watching all movies, most of which release extended cuts after the theatrical release.

  • Kriss_Kringle

    The crazy thing is that this butchered cut they releasing in theaters somehow was a hit with audiences and made good money.These 13 minutes aren’t a lot considering how many characters the movie has,but I guess they can only improve it up to a certain point.
    However,I doubt they can do anything about that dreadful last act,the belly dancing villain and the unimaginative action scenes,which were also filmed in a very confusing way.

  • flavortang

    YES! I hope that a lot of the cut Joker footage is put back in!

    • Kriss_Kringle

      Don’t hold your breath.These 13 minutes include all of the characters and Leto said that he shot so much footage that they could have made a movie with Joker out of it.

  • 13 extra minutes does not excite me much… Honestly, I wanted to see a much longer, more linear version of the film that I suspect was originally darker in tone.

    • SAMURAI36

      But nobody ever stated that the film was “linear”. That was nothing but the rumor mill.

      • Nope, “linear” is the exact word that Ayer used to describe one of his earlier cuts of the film. Here’s the quote from his interview with Empire magazine:

        “There’s a linear version we did where it opens up with June in the cave and tells the story in sequence with the arrests and Batman, and then we go to Belle Reve. Honestly, there may be six or seven different versions of the film. In that version, [test] audiences were left with a lot of questions and a little disoriented as to who to watch and why. So we came up with what we call the ‘dossier’ version which has Amanda presenting the backstories and origins of the various members.”

        • SAMURAI36

          Ah, I see. Well, it sounds like they made the better choice anyway. That version Ayer described doesn’t sound remotely interesting, and far less so than the version we received.

          Plus, it sounds like we dodged a bullet with the test audience anyway.

          • Maybe. I’ll bet there is still a better movie to be assembled from the six or seven versions of the film, though. But he does observe that the more linear version he describes was evidently harder for the average GA viewer to follow, that is true.

          • SAMURAI36

            Sounds like this was the best version, especially as a middle ground between the GA and the hard core fan (like myself) to enjoy.

            Man, I’m really not sure what people are expecting with these films. Just sounds like some folks are not going to be satisfied.

          • Well, there’s no arguing with its financial success so it clearly struck the right chord with most of the GA. I can understand why WB did what it did. I just wanted to see something that was unafraid to be dark and cynical in tone, since it is clear that the government can’t be trusted with meta-humans and alien tech. And I wished I had gotten more backstory to each of the team members.

          • SAMURAI36

            I actually share your sentiment about the dark tone. However, because of the backlash that the DCEU has gotten, I’m not sure if we’re gonna get the full dark tone that films like these truly deserve, at this point.

            Still, it was pretty dark, at least in comparison to the jokefests that Marvel puts out.

  • Samid Mirkar

    Jared said there were alot of joker scenes I don’t think extra 13 mins gonna cut it well let’s see

  • Marquis de Sade

    Ahhh, MEDIOCRITY: THE EXTENDED CUT.
    dceu’s business model to soften yet another artistic/financial disappointment.

    • Steve Steve

      Suicide Squad is certainly not a financial disappointment…

    • Napi

      MARQUIS DE SADE: THE EXTENDED BUTT-HURT

      hahahaha xDxD LOL!!

  • Steve Steve

    Instead of just adding 13 minutes, they should release a cut with character development, internal character logic, a “Rick Flag” who has gravitas, and an appropriate villain.

  • DoYouFeelInCharge?

    I don’t think this will be a gimmick they use with every film, they had to alter the tone of SS in the editing room because of the BvS backlash so a lot of footage was cut. Now that they are going in with a clearer vision of what they want tonally the theatrical releases will likely be the final product.

  • Darthmanwe

    And absolutely no one is surprised. While I am okay with it existing…

    DC needs to be careful. At some point, non-fans will get wise to the act and simply wait for a bluray / digital release instead of going to the theater.

    • SAMURAI36

      Why? Nobody is doing that for any other movie, that gets extended cuts after the theatrical release.

      People are acting as if WB is somehow reinventing the wheel with this.