Posted on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
A few days after Suicide Squad arrived on the big screen, a whole rundown of deleted scenes surfaced online, though we had no way of knowing if the list was accurate. Now that new footage is being put back into the movie by way of an extended cut coming to home video next month, we’re getting glimpses of what was left on the cutting room floor, and it includes some of the moments detailed in that list.
A new Suicide Squad extended cut trailer has surfaced online, and it has some bits of new footage that we haven’t seen yet, including some pretty juicy moments between Jared Leto as The Joker and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Watch below!
Along with the aforementioned list of deleted scenes, we heard from Jared Leto himself that there were a lot of scenes that didn’t make it into the film. However, it should be noted that this extended cut isn’t exactly a director’s cut in the same way that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition was for Zack Snyder. Here’s what Suicide Squad director David Ayer said around the time the theatrical cut hit theaters:
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.
Warner Bros. Pictures seems to have thought otherwise, and they likely thought that any fans who may have been displeased with the theatrical cut of the movie might take a chance on the extended cut in the same way they did with Batman v Superman.
There will be 13 minutes of footage put back into the movie, but will that be enough to fix some of the plot holes and messiness many found in the movie? Batman v Superman‘s Ultimate Edition added about 30 minutes with an all-new cut making significant changes. But I can’t imagine this Suicide Squad extended cut will be remarkably different, and it likely won’t include all of the deleted footage listed in the aforementioned rundown. But we won’t know for sure until we see the new cut.
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