The latest movie from the DC Extended Universe is already showing in selected cinemas. However, early critics’ reviews indicated mostly not favorably for the high-budgeted film.
Forbes magazine wrote it is probably the worst DC Comics movie since Catwoman and also noted less Joker scenes in the film. Most film critics agreed that The Joker’s exposure in the film has been limited, in comparison to the trailers and marketing materials that were earlier released.
It can be recalled that DC and Warner Bros. have been hard selling the new version of The Joker in Suicide Squad. Several reports indicated how Leto prepared for the role. There were also reports how the character was crafted by director David Ayer into an eccentric supervillain.
Now, Leto has revealed that several scenes of his character were cut. “There are a lot of scenes that didn’t make it to the final film. Hopefully they will see the light of day. But who knows,” the actor told Telestar.
There have been rumors that there were behind-the-scenes drama around the Suicide Squad production. Apparently, there were two versions of the movie – a Warner Bros. version and a David Ayer version. Reports indicated that Warner Bros version was the one that critics have seen. It seems like it was the one with less Joker on it. No confirmation as of yet if the Joker cut scenes will make it to the Blu-ray Ultimate Edition. DC has previously made the same edition for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Meanwhile, Will Smith, who played Deadshot, is still optimistic and rooting for the fans’ votes. The actor said people have different expectations. He however stressed that he would like to know the fans’ opinion of their movie.
The Suicide Squad cast is in the UK to promote the movie. The film will debut on cinemas worldwide on Friday (Aug 5).
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