Suicide Squad has a long list of scenes that weren’t included in the film.
Probably the most anticipated movie of the year, Suicide Squad finally released earlier this month. Despite numerous bad reviews, the film is still at #1.
One problem fans had was the large amount of scenes shown in the trailer that didn’t make the final cut. Many of these scenes were related to the Joker, who was a key character in the promotion, but got very little screen time.
Jared Leto, who took on the role of the clown prince, has said “there’s probably enough footage in this film for a Joker movie.”
A list of cut scenes have circulated all over the internet since the film’s release.
Here is our top 10 scenes that we believe should have been included in the final cut. Spoilers ahead!!
10. Slipknot back-story.
While other characters got at least one flashback scene, Slipknot was given no back-story. It seemed like the character had just been introduced before he was killed off, making his death have little impact. However “early cuts reportedly included a passing reference to Slipknot being a serial rapist, likely to further paint him as unsympathetic to the audience ahead of his own death.”
9. Killer Croc back-story.
Played by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Killer Croc is another character who had more of a back-story than we saw. “Early reports indicated more backstory for Killer Croc, revealing that he entire life as a social outcast due to his physical appearance and has convinced himself that he is beautiful in his own way. Croc crossed paths with Batman while working as muscle-for-hire for numerous Gotham’s crime bosses, while secretly planning to take over one day. There were also scenes displaying his affinity for making sculptures out of discarded materials. Aside from jokes about Croc viewing himself as ‘beautiful,’ one of these were retained ithe final cut.” In the film we didn’t get to see much of Croc, aside from a few lines, he was mostly in the background.
8. Rick Flag and June Moone’s Relationship.
Rick Flag and June Moone’s relationship was actually a crucial plot point for Suicide Squad. Amanda Waller used Flag’s love for June to get what she wanted. Despite a short flashback that shows the couple fell in love, we were given little backstory into their relationship. There were “more scenes of Rick Flag and June Moone’s romantic relationship, including him, reading the files of the Suicide Squad members” and “another scene were Flag and Moone are out on a date.”
7. Enchantress Background.
Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress served as the film’s villain, but once again we didn’t receive much of an introduction to the character. “In early cuts, the movie’s opening detailed June Moon’s possession by Enchantress in a real tome. Reshoots reshuffled the scene to be later in the movie in flashback form in favor of a new opening centered on Deadshot.”
6. More Scenes With Boomerang.
Played by Jai Courtney, Captain Boomerang turned out to be a surprise favourite. The squad member served as the film’s comedic relief, but apparently there were more scenes focused on him. “Early interviews showed Captain Boomerang’s racism and sexism, but the movie is light on examples of such behaviour, which have apparently been deleted. Most of them were reportedly directed at Katana, to whom Boomerang is attracted to.” There was also “more interactions between Harley and Boomerang. Early cuts apparently included her really disliking him despite growing affectionate to all the other members of the squad.”
5. More Scenes With El Diablo.
El Diablo (Jay Hernandez) turned out to be the film’s hero. Although we got more back-story on the pyrokinetic than other characters, there was more scenes filmed, and also shown in the trailers, that failed to make the final cut. These include “Diablo observing the flame of a lit match, before putting it out due to his vow to no longer use his powers.” We also saw Diablo in a tube that fills with water during his first meeting with Amanda Waller. Scenes were filmed of him being “escorted to a training center” where he was placed in the tube, before being “unceremoniously dropped to the ground.”
4. The Joker interrogating Captain Griggs.
The Joker’s meeting with Captain Griggs was one of the his few scenes. Despite the line “I can’t wait to show you my toys” appearing in every trailer, it didn’t make the final cut. Earlier cuts included an “extended scene of Joker interrogating Captain Griggs, including the line.”
3. Harley Quinn’s Origins.
Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn was a key character in Suicide Squad. While Harley’s back-story got more screen time than other members, there were also more scenes detailing her transformation. We see Dr. Harleen Quinzel become Harley Quinn in a flashback scene where she jumps into a vat of chemicals. But apparently there was an “extended Ace Chemicals scene where Harley jumps into the chemicals.” There was also “more bits of dialogue from Joker.”
2. The Joker and Harley Quinn’s relationship.
Earlier cuts of the film showed a more abusive relationship between Harley and the Joker. Scenes were filmed which saw the couple engaging in a heated argument, as well as a scene where she chases Joker’s car.
“Joker and his men escaping after shooting up a restaurant. Harley, who is already affiliated with the Joker, follows them on a motorcycle and intercepts their car. Joker bangs his head against the glass in frustration. Joker and Harley then get into a fight, which ends with Harley pointing a gun at Joker’s face. Joker sweet-talks Harley into lowering the gun, charming her, then backhands her across the face. Afterwards, he sweet-talks her again, and they kiss.Extended Batmobile chase scene with more interaction between Joker and Harley. One of the examples, presented in all the trailers, is the Joker punching the roof of his car.”
1. More scenes of The Joker.
Possibly the biggest disappointment of the film was the lack of scenes with the Joker. While he was used extensively in the promotion, the clown prince only got around 20 minutes of screen time. Although Joker isn’t part of the Suicide Squad, fans expected to see more of him based on the trailers. As previously mentioned, interesting scenes with Harley and Captain Griggs were shot and not included. However, a more crucial scene was filmed that didn’t make the final cut.
“Joker returns during the final battle in the subway station, face half-burnt from the helicopter crash, which apparently leads to a brief altercation with the Squad. He calls for Harley to escape with him but she refuses for once in order to help her friends, and the Joker escapes after throwing a live grenade at the group to cover his own escape.”
Which scenes should have been used in Suicide Squad?
So, in conclusion, many characters shot scenes that could have made a more interesting film. But the top spot goes to the lack of scenes with the Joker. Jared Leto had big shoes to fill, tackling the role after Heath Ledger’s iconic portrayal.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough scenes with him to really get an insight into his take on the clown prince.
Let us know what you think of our list, and what scenes you feel should have been included in Suicide Squad.