Knowing everything we do about what a terror Jared Leto was on the set of Suicide Squad, and how relentlessly weird he’s been while doing press for the film, what would you expect the actor to say when asked about his many, many cut scenes from the film? Well, he talks about how all of his stuff cut from Suicide Squad would come out if he died. Which is somehow both true and an incredibly weird thing to say.
During a BBC radio interview, Leto talked about his feelings about all the Joker scenes that ended up being cut from Suicide Squad and all the alternate takes he did:
I think that I brought so much to the table in every scene, it was probably more about filtering all of the insanity. Because I wanted to give a lot of options, and I think there’s probably enough footage in this film for a Joker movie.
Honestly, I agree and would go the step further to say they should have cut even more and put it all in a separate movie. There was plenty going on in Suicide Squad without adding in another, separate plot with the Joker.
Anyway, do you want to know how Leto thinks you’d get to see it all? “If I were to die tomorrow, maybe the studio would roll something out. Rated R or rated X performance in there somewhere.” Or, you know, it could turn up on a DVD.
Leto also stuck his oar in the old debate of whether or not Suicide Squad should have been rated R, a question that we had all hoped had died down. And certainly one WB was probably hoping had disappeared so that people would stop comparing this film to Deadpool before it even came out. Leto’s answer is that he always “wished” it was rated R and that the villain movie felt like the one that should take that chance.
Thanks for reigniting this debate, Jared. It’s just what the movie needed.