SUICIDE SQUAD

You’ve probably read by now the long and troubled story of Warner Bros.’ meddling with Suicide Squad, which included extensive reshoots and the studio testing an alternate cut of the film which more closely matched the tone of the popular marketing campaign. We don’t know how much of that is true, but cast members have hinted that there are a lot of scenes removed from the theatrical cut. So what is missing from the film? Let’s take a look at the rumored list of Suicide Squad deleted scenes, followed up with some quotes from director David Ayer and Joker actor Jared Leto.

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Suicide Squad box office

Suicide Squad might be a mess of a film, bashed by critics and fans alike, but that hasn’t stopped moviegoers from buying tickets opening weekend. David Ayer‘s comic book adaptation had a huge opening weekend, earning a massive $135 million domestically, shattering the previous August US box office record (Guardians of the Galaxy has held the crown for two years with its $94.3 million opening in 2014). The film has also grossed over $267 million worldwide, but it will need three times that to break even. If the movie’s Saturday numbers are any indication, the bad word-of-mouth buzz for this film will only result in dramatic diminishing returns in the coming weeks. Let’s take a look at the Suicide Squad box office, after the jump.

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Who Killed Robin

If you’ve already seen Suicide Squad this weekend, you know that there are plenty of references to the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, not to mention some easter eggs and set-ups for future films in the DC Comics cinematic universe. However, there’s one blink-and-you’ll-miss-it-detail that changes our perspective on a certain event that’s only alluded to in the aforementioned superhero battle.

In Batman v Superman, there’s a key moment where Bruce Wayne takes a moment to glance at the suit of his former sidekick Robin as it’s displayed in a glass case. Spray painted on the suit is, “Ha ha ha! Joke’s on you, Batman!” We’ve all accepted this to mean that The Joker killed Robin, however, a little moment in Suicide Squad indicates that he wasn’t the only one responsible.

Find out more about who killed Robin after the jump. Read More »

Suicide Squad Music Video

Fans of the Joker aren’t going to see a whole lot of the clown prince of crime in David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad. Quite a bit of Jared Leto‘s scenes were cut from the film, and Ayer and the studio may have gone as far as to remove an entire confrontation between him and the Squad. Because of the character’s grotesqueness and Leto’s choices, it’s a performance that may divide audiences. But if you leave the theater as a fan of the actor’s take on the character, and want to see more of it, then Skrillex & Rick Ross have you covered.

Below, watch the pair’s Suicide Squad music video “Purple Lamborghini,” featuring Leto as the Joker.

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SUICIDE SQUAD

After months of months of hype, Suicide Squad finally hits theaters this weekend… and so far, the buzz has not been great. Sure, it’s got its moments, and yes, it’s on track for a record-breaking opening weekend. But it’s such a mess that it came as little surprise when reports trickled out about the film’s behind-the-scenes woes, including a claim that the studio interfered with director David Ayer‘s more somber vision.

For his part, however, Ayer is standing by his movie. In a recent interview, he insisted that “the released movie is my cut,” though we can probably still expect to see some deleted scenes when Suicide Squad finally makes its way to home video.  Read More »

Zack Snyder suicide squad

Suicide Squad is the first movie in the DC extended universe to not be directed by Zack Snyder, calling upon the services of End of Watch and Fury director David Ayer. But as one of the overseers of this burgeoning cinematic world, Snyder is credited as an executive producer on the film, allowing him to keep an eye on the state of things even when he’s not personally behind the camera.

Except that he was behind the camera for Suicide Squad. Well, he was behind the camera for a single scene, directing a quick sequence involving Jai Courtney‘s Captain Boomerang and slightly more recognizable character from the DC comic book landscape.

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joker-burnt-tuxedo

DC fans and audiences are now only a mere few hours away from seeing Suicide Squad. Very much a co-star in David Ayer‘s supervillain picture is the Joker (Jared Leto), a character that isn’t too involved in the main storyline but is pivotal to Harley Quinn’s (Margot Robbie) journey. Leto is less than 15 minutes of the movie, and according to the actor, the character used to have more screen time, before Ayer and editor John Gilroy reduced his role.

Below, learn more about The Joker deleted scenes.

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Here’s What Went Wrong With ‘Suicide Squad’

SUICIDE SQUAD Problems

Suicide Squad was supposed to be the hero Warner Bros. needs right now. After the divisive reactions to Man of Steel and Batman v Superman, David Ayer’s supervillain team-up promised to bring fun back to the DC universe. But when the first wave of reviews hit yesterday, they weren’t pretty. (Mine was one of the few positive ones.) So what exactly went wrong? A new report offers a peek into the Suicide Squad problems behind the scenes.  Read More »

SUICIDE SQUAD

The first Suicide Squad reviews hit the web yesterday, and while there was praise for performances from Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis and even Jai Courtney, there was a lot of criticism in other areas. The consensus was while the characters were great and brought a lot of fun to the table, they’re unfortunately part of a movie that doesn’t use them to their full potential, mostly due to a lackluster narrative and a weak villain to motivate them.

Now director David Ayer has responded to the first wave of Suicide Squad reviews. And so have a group of fans who haven’t even seen the movie yet, but won’t miss this opportunity to be enraged and overreact. Read More »

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SUICIDE SQUAD

With the release of Suicide Squad just a few days away, the first reviews of the movie have been unleashed on the web. Many who were disappointed in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice have been hoping that Suicide Squad would help get the DC Comics universe back on the right track, injecting some much needed fun and energy into the comic book work. Meanwhile, those who enjoyed Zack Snyder’s superhero face-off were excited at the prospect of seeing some of DC’s most iconic villains grace the big screen together. So how does Suicide Squad fare?

Most of the Suicide Squad reviews have some pretty unkind things to say, with many writing that it has an illogical story, a ridiculous and awful villain, and some pretty sloppy editing. Sadly, it doesn’t sound like this will save the DC Comics universe for those who were already disappointed in it. But there may be hope for those who found themselves disagreeing with critics about Batman v Superman, because even the negative reviews add that there’s some fun to be had among the messiness and the cast makes it better than it otherwise could have been.

Check out our round-up of Suicide Squad reviews and reactions after the jump for more. Read More »