Suicide Squad failed to make the critics happy, despite being a box office hit. Warner Bros. is on the path of making it work once again by releasing an extended cut. One can sense a déjà vu, especially with another DC Comics movie of Warner Bros. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” being released with an extended cut for home media.
Suicide Squad Extended Cut edition is slated to be released on November 15, 2016. This will be ahead of the film’s Blu-ray release on December 13. Rumors are already circulating that the extended cut will try to remedy many issues which existed with the original edition, the majority of which being the small role of The Joker, played by Jared Leto, as reported by Cnet.
Leto was extremely unhappy with how many scenes of him were made available in the theatrical edition. He vented his frustration and disappointment as many of his scenes playing the iconic character disappeared from the move in the second half.
“Were there any that didn’t get cut? I’m asking you, were there any that didn’t get cut? There were so many scenes that got cut from the movie, I couldn’t even start.” Leto said to IGN. Leto added that he was involved in a lot of experimentation with the character which did not reach the audience.
It is being rumored that most of the scenes of Leto’s “Joker” will make it in the extended edition.
Meanwhile, it seems that releasing an extended cut or an R-rated version of a critically failed DC movie seems to be the new formula applied by Warner Bros. With every Marvel film raking in the money as well as the acclaim of the critics; it is starting to be an increased challenge for the DC superheroes to make a mark on the cinema screen.
With this recent trend set by Warner Bros, could we expect many extended editions for the upcoming versions for Wonder Woman, The Batman and Harley Quinn? Only time will tell.
Here is the Suicide Squad Extended Cut announcement trailer for everyone to check.
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