Watch The Crazy Joker Scenes That Were Cut From Suicide Squad
At this point, I'm really starting to wonder why they didn't just make a Joker movie, and be done with it. Most of the focus surrounding David Ayer's Suicide Squad, ever since the DC-villain extravaganza released its Extended Cut, has zeroed in on the amount of footage showcasing Jared Leto's Joker. Without question, he is the character who steals the bulk of the focus away from the Squad, and his absence in the Extended Cut is... curious. So much so that a DC fan has compiled all of the Joker scenes that were cut, with additional looks at filming that expand a lot on what was shown. Check this out:
This video mixes a combination of deleted footage, shots of filming, some behind-the-scenes material and more to show how much of Jared Leto's Joker performance ended up on the cutting room floor. We see a lot more from his interaction with Margot Robbie's Dr. Harleen Quinzel, before he shocked her and helped convert her into Harley Quinn. It helps fill in gaps about where Joker got his slick-ass purple jacket, and who that loner staring off in a cell was. (Joker apparently shouted at him during the Harleen scene.)
The scene that it doesn't really elaborate on is the now-infamous smoke grenade "Buh-bye" scene. There's a version of Suicide Squad somewhere that brings The Joker (Jared Leto) back near the end of the movie, where a tuxedoed lunatic demands Harley Quinn (Robbie) follow him, and she rejects him in order to help the Squad take down Enchantress. We see snippets of that here, again, only the scene isn't shown in its entirety, and it didn't make it into the Extended Cut. I really want to know why.
So, if you are keeping track at home, we now have three official entries in the still-developing DC Extended Universe, and two of the three have been severely tinkered with before the theatrical cut reaches cinemas. Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice recently hit home video with enough additional footage to land an R rating (an extended version many fans prefer). And now Suicide Squad is pushing an Extended Version that STILL doesn't have all of its footage in it. If Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman disappoints when it opens in June 2017, does that mean we just need to wait for a longer/different cut to hit DVD a few weeks later?
Suicide Squad is now available to stream (do so here), and will reach DVD and Blu-ray on December 13.
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. He's frequently found on Twitter at @Sean_OConnell. ReelBlend cohost. A movie junkie who's Infatuated with comic-book films. Helped get the Snyder Cut released, then wrote a book about it.