— Suicide Squad (@SuicideSquadWB) Oct. 5, 2016
Batman V Superman had its “Ultimate Edition”, and now Suicide Squad is getting its “Extended Cut.” Just don’t call it a director’s cut, because David Ayer still insists the theatrical version was his director’s cut despite any rumors to the contrary.
The brief announcement video tells us to “spread the word” and features plenty of Harley Quinn footage (not surprising considering Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is the only member of the squad with a spin-off movie already in the works). We catch a brief glimpse of one of the deleted scenes, the one in whichJoker slaps Dr. Harleen Quinzel before she became Harley Quinn (although we don’t see this in this footage) . I still don’t want to see Margot Robbie getting hit, and I’m not so sure I need to see a lot more of Jared Leto’s edgelord Joker, although the backstory about him (spoiler?) getting his teeth kicked out by Batman sounds like a fun watch.
It’s worth noting that Ayer recently said there are only 10 minutes of deleted scenes, which raises questions about what’s in the extended cut. It’ll be interesting to see how much of the Joker stuff makes it in. Leto seems to think his scenes could make their own R-rated spin-off movie while Robbie said they were cut because they weren’t particularly important to the main plot. We just don’t know who to believe. (That’s a lie. I’m lying.)
The Suicide Squad extended cut arrives on digital HD on Nov. 15 and on Blu-ray Dec. 13.
(Via Suicide Squad on Twitter)