Jared Leto Says He Has Enough ‘Suicide Squad’ Deleted Scenes ‘For a Joker Movie’

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Days after Jared Leto said many of the Joker’s scenes were cut from “Suicide Squad,” he’s giving fans more speculation fodder.

During an interview with BBC Radio 1, Leto told Edith Bowman “there’s probably enough footage” for the Joker to have a movie of his own.

“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,” said Leto.


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‘Suicide Squad’: Jared Leto Addresses How Many Joker Scenes Were Cut

The Joker appeared in less than 15 minutes of the film, much of his role being to fill out Harley Quinn’s backstory.

Leto also said in the interview he told director David Ayer during production that “Suicide Squad” should be rated R.

“I always wished this film were rated R,” he said. “It felt like, if a film was ever going to be rated R, it should be the one about the villains.”

Leto wasn’t the only one to question “Suicide Squad’s” PG-13 rating. Last week, filmmaker Mike Birbiglia tweeted, “Suicide Squad has machine gun killings and bombings and got a PG-13 rating. @DontThinkMovie gets an R because adults smoke pot. Confusing?”

Judd Apatow backed him saying, “Studios own the ratings board. Violence sells so they make pot and sex the scary thing so they seem caring.”


“Suicide Squad” opened in theaters this past weekend and has earned a record-breaking $135 million.

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  1. William Evans says:

    This is such a shame.

    I thought the main characters acted their socks off. All of the Villains were really well cast. The movie looked like it could have been something really special.

    To me the editing ruined the experience. WB needs to watch out. At every turn their attempt to introduce the DC universe is being destroyed by critics. I understand die hard fans are loving the new movies. But these people are mainly happy just to see their favorite characters in a movie. We deserve better than that. Where has all the magic gone from the epic Batman Trilogy. BVS was average at best and this movie had some great scenes. But the movie overall sucked because all of the back stories were chopped to bits. The main plot was no better than that we read in a 20 page childrens novel. Such as shame.

  2. Caity says:

    i loved the moviw, i thought it was brillaint , everyone did their best acting in this movie, it was filled wonderfully and directed well, but i would have loved to see Jared Leto(The joker) in more scence , cause he did an azmazing job, i think there should be a Harely Quinn and Joker movie.

  3. Yari krattenmaker says:

    If letos futage had been included I am pretty sure the movie wouldn’t have sucked as bad

  4. Si says:

    The interview was for BBC Radio Five Live, not BBC Radio 1

  5. M. says:

    This isn’t a 30 STM video, Jared. Here, you’re just part of an ensemble cast. Save the diva act for the stage.

    • Rena says:

      Well if you spent six months method and did enough to make a whole movie. Only for you to watch it and realise they cut it down to basically an extended cameo, wouldn’t you be upset.

      • Brent Corrigan says:

        There’s a difference between method acting (myself when I did porn, Daniel Day-Lewis, etc.) and just being an attention whore like Leto. Sending dead animals to your cast mates and crew doesn’t make you a method actor, it makes you an idiot.

  6. Ahsoka23 says:

    I listened to that interview. Maybe they will make a Joker movie with Leto. But I really wished they did not cut out so many scenes of the Joker in Suicide Squad. I was really looking forward to seeing him in the movie. Suicide Squad is really a Will Smith movie, with Margot Robbie as the co-star.

  7. nobody important says:

    I sincerely doubt that. It was never really meant to be the main role. That was painfully obvious.

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