Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Tomorrow the extended cut of Suicide Squad is available to purchase digitally. Will some of the film’s problems get fixed in the new cut, as with the extended version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? We’ll see. We already have a decent sense of what to expect from scenes that weren’t in the theatrical cut. Days after the movie came out there was a rundown of what was left on the cutting room floor, and a lot of those scenes featured the Joker (Jared Leto).
Below, watch the Suicide Squad deleted scene.
The new version of director David Ayer‘s film is 13 minutes longer. We’ve seen bits and pieces of new footage from some ads for the home video release, and this newly released clip is the best look yet at a deleted scene. The scene involves one of the film’s bright spots, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), flashing back to her time with Mr. J.
Here’s the Suicide Squad deleted scene (Source: Entertainment Weekly):
Some leaked set photos showed how this scene might play out in the extended cut. I won’t spoil it, but we’ll soon see if any these new scenes, like the one above, give Harley Quinn and Joker’s relationship — as well as the rest of the film — a little more breathing room and substance.
The extended cut isn’t a director’s cut, which Ayer made clear when he was promoting his box-office hit:
We have a chunk [of deleted scenes], there’s definitely over 10 minutes of material on there. But this cut of the movie is my cut, there’s no sort of parallel universe version of the movie, the released movie is my cut. And that’s one of the toughest things about writing, shooting, and directing a film, is you end up with these orphans and you fucking love them and you think they’d be amazing scenes and do these amazing things but the film is a dictatorship (laughs), not a democracy, and just because something’s cool and charismatic doesn’t mean it gets to survive in the final cut. The flow of the movie is the highest master.
The flow of the movie could use some work. The way Joker continually drops in and out of the story leaves a lot to be desired, and his attempts to get Harley Quinn feel like a half-baked storyline that often interrupts the Suicide Squad’s mission. But with some of Leto’s scenes brought back for the extended cut, hopefully, the character has a more integral role to play in the new cut.
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