Despite Jared Leto’s Joker being front and central in much of Suicide Squad’s marketing material, he barely appears in the film, racking up around 15 minutes of screen time. You’d be forgiven for wondering why he needed to send numerous grotesque items to fellow cast members to get into character for a glorified cameo.
(An example of a cut scene would be the one from which the above still came from. The Joker at no point throws a smoke grenade.)
Since the fiml's release, Leto has since gone on record as saying that many more scenes were filmed but didn’t make the final cut.
Perhaps Warner Bros. and DC will release another “Ultimate Edition” as they did with Batman v Superman, the extended cut getting better reviews than the theatrical cut.
In the same interview, Leto added that he will continue to be the Joker in future films, saying: “I learned a lot about the Joker the more that I worked on the character, and I think that’s probably going to continue to happen. It’s the most fun I’ve ever had with a character.”
Whether Leto will appear in the upcoming Justice League or untitled-Batman spin-off, it has yet to be revealed. Fingers crossed, he’ll spend a little more time on screen next time.
Meanwhile, we’ve done an explainer on the post-credit sequence in Suicide Squad.
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