Article by Eric Lee
Suicide Squad director David Ayer describes deleted scenes of the Joker.
2016’s Suicide Squad is a strange beast. The final film left out a lot of potential storylines and characters. There has been little teases leaked throughout the years. But with the news of the Snyder-Cut of the Justice League coming, there is a renewed interest for a director’s cut of Suicide Squad.
Ayer revealed one scene where the Joker intimidates a thug played by Common to commit suicide.
It’s a long scene and Joker intimidated him into killing himself. https://t.co/JCDAumApv2
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 22, 2020
If that is a true scene, that paints the Joker in a very disturbing light. He certainly would demonstrate how threatening he is. Ultimately, the Joker’s depiction in the theatrical cut paints him more as a hyper-active gangster bro.
On Twitter, Ayer also recently released a new photo of Jared Leto’s Joker. The Joker is wearing a tuxedo with a half burned on his face. It is unclear where this was supposed to be placed in the movie.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 23, 2020
Ayer’s tweet is accompanied the cryptic caption “Dream”. It is possible that “Dream” is referencing a flashback scene. Alternatively, “Dream” may reference that Ayer’s dreamed for a different Suicide Squad.
Despite all the excitement for a new cut of the film, Ayer says there are no plans for one currently. Ayer confirmed as much in another tweet.
“It is simply not my call or my IP. I love WB – it’s always been my’ home studio’ I fully respect and support the incredible path the DCU is taking under their stewardship. My cut of Suicide Squad may always be just a rumor. And that’s just fine.”
Suicide Squad is still available for Blu-Ray and digital downloads.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will premier sometime in 2021 on HBO Max streaming service.