Suicide Squad: Fan Threatens Deleted Scene Lawsuit
August 10th, 2016 | by ComiConverse
Suicide Squad made a big push around advertising some intriguing scenes, some of which wound up on the cutting-room floor. We know from previous reporting that Jared Leto was taken aback by the amount of Joker footage that was left out of the film, but now it appears that fans are beginning to make the depth of their disappointment known.
One fan in particular.
Suicide Squad: Fan Threatens Lawsuit Over Deleted Scenes
Reddit user ‘BlackPanther2016’ explains that he’ll be undertaking a lawsuit in British courts over the “false advertising” of those scenes advertised to appear in the film via trailers.
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Suicide Squad trailers showcased several specific Joker scenes that I had to pay for the whole movie just so that I can go watch those specific scenes that WB/DC had advertised in their trailers and TV spots. These scenes are: When Joker banged his head on his car window, when Joker says, ”let me show you my toys,’ when Joker punchs the roof of his car, when Joker drops a bomb with his face all messed up and says, ”Bye bye!’ Non of these scenes were in the movie.
Apparently, ‘BlackPanther2016’ is also quite the Katana fan, as he claims to have driven over 300 miles to London, in part to enjoy a pair of Kantana scenes that were never screened.
Adding to this, they were also 2 specific Katana scenes they advertised that were also the reason I wanted to go watch the movie. These scenes were: Katana’s eyes going black, and a slow motion shot of her and her sword taking souls…in a smokey kind of style. These scenes were advertised several times in the 1st trailer and many TV ads…but they didn’t show it to me in the movie. I wasted alot of money paying and travelling to go watch this movie because of these specific scenes they had advertised to me and all of us saying, ”hey, check out our preview! this will all be in our movie, come watch it on the 5th!!”. All lies.
The Reddit user then went on to take issue with studio strategies designed to make fans purchase an eventual “Director’s Cut” on DVD.
According to the post, court proceedings are due to start this week and the user has also started an online petition to bolster his case.
The identity of the Reddit user remains anonymous and Warner Brothers has, as yet, made no comment about any supposed legal proceedings in the UK or elsewhere.
What were your own feelings about the scenes that didn’t make it into Suicide Squad?
What do you think about a supposed lawsuit on the issue?
Let us know in the comments section below.
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