Rolling Stone Brazil managed to get their hands on a picture that was captured during a cut scene from the 2016 superhero blockbuster Suicide Squad. NME reports that the tweeted image illustrated a much more sinister Joker than was portrayed in the movie. Now we can see the villain giving a very aggressive telling off to girlfriend Harley Quinn while threatening her physically.
Leaked Suicide Squad Photo Shows Deleted Joker
The still photo cuts a very different narrative to the PG-13 film that hit cinemas in August. The watered-down approach taken by production was one of the key pointers in the movie's critical failure. Star Jared Leto went public to explain his desire for an R-rating that could have provided a real edge similar to that of the successful Deadpool.
Suicide Squad Still A Box Office Bonanza Despite Reviews
For all the hysteria to the reaction of the movie itself, the dollars and cents do not lie. Forbes reports that Suicide Squad will surpass the going rate for Hollywood blockbusters from opening weekend to closing dates. The film will beat out the likes of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel and Batman Begins. Amongst other contemporaries to storm towards the $300m mark domestically.
Whilst word spread about the muddled pacing, uncoordinated screenplay and lukewarm critical reception - the fans still wanted in even after the usual enthusiasm from opening weekend died down. Those that did make it the cinemas might have agreed with Leto however, desiring a dark superhero film with more meat on the bone.
Leto Opens Up On Hidden Messages For Joker Tattoos
Speaking with NME, Jared Leto shared his thoughts on the stories behind his inked character and the explanations for each piece of art.
"Eventually people will decipher them and understand what’s going on, but obviously they’re contentious, any time you do something new it’s contentious. There’s very specific stories and easter eggs in those tattoos," said the Joker star.
"Even his teeth, there’s an entire story behind that which is absolutely canon. It’s putting his history on his body. This Joker is a little more working class, who I believe could live in our world."
Teasing for a spin off much?