Margot Robbie Explains Why So Many Joker Scenes Were Cut From ‘Suicide Squad’

Suicide Squad may have garnered some bad reviews and silly petitions and at least one guy claiming he’ll see Warner in court, but one thing people seem to agree on is that Margot Robbie nailed it as Harley Quinn. Even before the movie’s release, the early buzz was that Warner was contemplating a Harley Quinn spin-off produced by and starring Margot Robbie, and Robbie herself has said she wants to play the character “forever.” Director David Ayer also set up the possibility.

Robbie reiterates her love for the character and desire for more opportunities to portray her in the video above, an episode of “Tipsy Talk” with host Hazel Hayes. They drank mimosas and talked Squad for ten minutes. Besides saying she’s “trying to make that happen” regarding a Harley Quinn spin-off, she also raved about her good luck landing a character who gets to have funny one-liners, action scenes, and her own story arc, three things you don’t often see proffered to a female character in a big-budget movie.

But what of all those deleted scenes of Jared Leto’s Joker? Leto seems to think there were so many twisted, too-hot-for-theaters scenes of him that they could form their own R-rated spin-off movie where we’ll finally get to see his toys (not the ones he sent to co-workers, hopefully). Which is good, since the movie changed him forever (wake me up, WAKE ME UP INSIDE) and maybe he’ll just have to do movies where he can play the Joker from now on.

David Ayer has already confirmed there were at least ten minutes of deleted scenes, but he wouldn’t specify if Harley and Joker were in them. Robbie, on the other hand, openly spoke about how much Harley/Joker material was left out of the final cut, and she also explained why. It distracted from the main storyline.

“There was so much of our backstory… they probably realized that the emotional through-line of the story had to be the mission we were on, and kind of explaining The Enchantress’ position and all that kind of stuff, and the backstory stuff — though it’s like magic… there’s a lot but it just didn’t make sense to confuse the present storyline with that.”

Now I can’t stop picturing Jared Leto complaining about his missing scenes while Cara Delevingne just goes, “Shhh, hush now, secondary villain. Mamma’s talking.”

(Via ChewingSand and Screen Rant)