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Jared Leto says Suicide Squad cut a whole movie’s worth of Joker footage

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“If I were to die tomorrow, maybe the studio would roll something out.”

Jared Leto as the Joker

Suicide Squad has had a typical summer blockbuster story, breaking box office records despite poor reception from critics.

One major gripe fans had, though, was how little Jared Leto’s Joker was present in the film despite being featured prominently in trailers. According to Leto himself, there's a heap of Joker scenes that never made the final cut.

"I think there’s probably enough footage in this film for a Joker movie," Leto stated in an interview with BBC radio, "If I were to die tomorrow maybe the studio would roll something out. [There’s] a rated-R or a rated-X performance in there somewhere."

Reportedly, the final version of the film was a mix of two cuts, one somber and violent favored by director David Ayer, and another more lighthearted and fun which was pushed by the studio. Our reviewer wrote of Leto’s performance that "aside from his manipulation of Harley Quinn from psychiatrist to patient, he does nothing in the movie that you would commit someone to an insane asylum for."

Suicide Squad is currently playing in theaters nationwide.