Suicide Squad Deleted Scene Shows The Joker Getting Harassed By Harley Quinn
If I were making a Suicide Squad movie, I would include every inch of footage I had that showcased Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and The Joker (Jared Leto). To me, they are the sizzle that sells this steak, so the idea that director David Ayer removed multiple Joker and Harley scenes from his final cut is perplexing. Now that the movie is making its way to DVD, we're seeing some of these Suicide Squad Deleted Scenes, including this one, which features a well-documented chase:
This deleted scene was shared by EW, and it features a flashback in the mind of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), back when she was Dr. Harleen Quinzel, and she was treating the deranged Mr. J (Jared Leto). In this sequence, she's yet to go through her chemical bath transformation, but she's obviously smitten with the lunatic, enough so that she's prepared to hop on a motorcycle, chase the villain down, and stand in front of his purple sports car, just to prevent him from leaving her.
The thing about this scene is that, through previews and trailers and on-set photographs, we basically knew that it existed. We'd seen Margot Robbie, out of the Harley makeup, confronting Jared Leto's Joker. We're not 100% sure where in the film this takes place, though it must come soon after the session shown in the above photo, and like I said, before the dip that Harley takes in the chemicals, at Joker's ... request?
That is a beautiful moment. Still. But the scene above, which shows some of Harley's physical skills, wasn't worthy of the final cut. So it ended up on the cutting room floor. Temporarily. Now that Suicide Squad is reaching DVD, we're getting to see all of the deleted scenes as part of David Ayer's Extended Cut.
But what does the future hold for the Squad? As many of you know, the movie ends with a breakout, meaning that some members of Belle Reve are on the loose. We have reported that Warner Bros. wants to fast track a Harley Quinn spinoff movie, which would feature the Birds of Prey. Will that take the place of Suicide Squad 2? Or will Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Deadshot (Will Smith) and the rest of the team live to fight another day? We shall see.
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