David Ayer has revealed a new photo of Jared Leto as the Joker in a deleted scene from Suicide Squad.
Originally, Suicide Squad was going to place a larger emphasis on the abusive relationship between the Joker (Jared Leto) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). In an earlier cut of the film, Leto’s tattooed take on the Clown Prince of Crime was going to fall in line with the Enchantress’ plans and run off with Harley, making the Suicide Squad easier to deal with. However, Harley realizes that Joker is just using her, and she decides to stick with the team to carve her own path. Instead, he infamously got the short end of the stick, and many of his scenes were taken out of the finished film, including his entire subplot that would have given both his villain and the one of the lead characters more depth.
Ayer reveals that Leto’s Joker was going to hold Harley Quinn at gunpoint in what appears to be a scene set after the helicopter crash, where Batman’s archnemesis is presumed dead (yes, really) until the final scene of the film in the theatrical version. He clearly did not take Harley Quinn’s desire for emancipation from him very well. Ayer lamented that these scenes were not included in his finished film and shared the new image below:
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Movies are fragile. They are like dreams, haunting moments that run from your vision. They have their own logic and truth. If you change the destination after the trip is complete is it still the same journey? The spine of Suicide Squad was Harley’s journey. In many ways it was her movie, her escaping her relationship with Joker was the major emotional through line. A director holds an invisible compass in their hands. It guides every shot, every performance. That compass points to the destination. If the desintation changes did the journey even happen? @margotrobbie @jaredleto #filmmaking #joker
It can be presumed that the scene of Harley getting rescued at the end was a reshoot when they decided to nix this plot point altogether. In any case, Birds of Prey looks like it will take this planned story route and run with it, even without the Joker having a major part onscreen, while The Suicide Squad will continue showing that Harley Quinn doesn’t need the Joker.
Ayer’s 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 sequel will see the return of four cast members from that film: Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag.
James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the supervillain team in his upcoming movie The Suicide Squad, with Idris Elba playing a new character on the team, David Dastmalchian starring as Polka-Dot Man, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher, and Steve Agee voicing King Shark. Other cast members confirmed for the ensemble picture include John Cena, Storm Reid, Flula Borg, Nathan Fillion, Taika Waititi, Peter Capaldi, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Mayling Ng, Jennifer Holland, Pete Davidson, Juan Diego Botto, Alice Braga, Tinashe Kajese, Julio Ruiz, and Joaquín Cosío.
The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned to us for the latest news regarding Jared Leto and The Joker.
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe