Jared Leto let it be known a lot of Joker scenes were cut from Suicide Squad, and now it’s learned the number of scenes was actually enough for an entire solo Joker movie (meaning a real lot!).
What’s interesting is that (assuming the rumors are true), WB seems to have cut scenes from Suicide Squad that would have made the Joker (and just about every character) look a lot more bad than what we saw in the movie. For example, the 22 Suicide Squad cut scenes list states the Joker/Harley Quinn helicopter scene was a lot different in that originally Joker pushed Harley Quinn out of the helicopter to kill her, and he didn’t try to do that to save her which was the final version. There’s also the scene were Joker hits Harley that was cut.
In a new interview, Jared Leto talks about the amount of cut scenes and lets it be known he wishes Suicide Squad has been R-rated.
Here are some highlights; the full video interview is below:
Leto describes Joker in Suicide Squad:
“I don’t know how the Joker fits into the film. At least when I read the script, the Joker was kind of a parallel story, and my character, the Joker, was out to rescue Harley and get Harley back from the Suicide Squad.”
Leto offers he feels Suicide Squad is some of his best work:
“I think that scenes we did on the day, and I understand there’s quite a bit that’s been cut out, but the scenes we did on the day were some of my favorite work that I’ve ever done with anyone in a film.”
Joker versus Batman:
“I think the Joker is the perfect villain because he’s the antithesis of Batman who’s this stoic black and white character both visually and in so many other ways, morally. [Batman is] someone who strives for perfection and control filled with restraint. The Joker is complete and total insanity, you know, technicolor… madness… I think that’s why he’s so much fun to play.”
On enough footage for Joker movie and wanted Suicide Squad rated-R:
“I think that I brought so much to the table in every scene that it was probably more about filtering all of the insanity, because I wanted to give a lot of options, and I think there’s probably enough footage in this film for a Joker movie. If I were to die tomorrow maybe the studio would roll something out. A Rated-R or Rated-X performance somewhere in there.”
On a Joker and Harley Quinn spinoff movie:
“That would be sick and twisted fun. I always wished this film was rated-R, and I had actually said that when we were starting. It felt like if a film was ever going to be rated R, it should be the one about the villains.”
Jared Leto also said it would be interesting to have a Joker and Batman team-up movie, and also says he definitely wants to see more of Joker. Watch more in the video below.
“Suicide Squad” has an August 5, 2016 release date directed by David Ayer starring Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Adam Beach as Slipknot, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, and Scott Eastwood in an unknown role.
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Supervillains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?