Anyone who saw Suicide Squad earlier this month will tell you that Jared Leto‘s performance as The Joker was whittled down to little more than a cameo. Even Leto himself has noted that little of his performance made the final cut. The above photo, which has been online since earlier this month but is just getting noticed, gives a hint of what we didn’t see.
The uncropped photo was published by Rolling Stone Brazil back on August 3, a day before the first screenings of the film started in the U.S. It shows The Joker confronting Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) in a scene that wasn’t in the movie.
The photo was just noticed by Batman-News this week. It’s clear that it comes from the helicopter scene when The Joker and Harley are briefly reunited. The scene in the final cut didn’t hint at the abusive relationship between Harley and the Joker.
Hopefully, all of these extra scenes show up on the Blu-ray release of Suicide Squad.
Jared Leto Has Complained About Most of His Scenes Getting Cut
Although Leto has done plenty of interviews and promotional work for the film, some interviews have revealed that he isn’t pleased with the cut everyone saw. When IGN asked him if he was upset, he confirmed that there was a lot of extra scenes filmed.
Were there any that didn’t get cut? I’m asking you, were there any that didn’t get cut? There were so many scenes that got cut from the movie, I couldn’t even start. I think that the Joker… we did a lot of experimentation on the set, we explored a lot. There’s so much that we shot that’s not in the film. If I die anytime soon, it’s probably likely that it’ll surface somewhere. That’s the good news about the death of an actor is all that stuff seems to come out.
In another interview with BBC Radio, Leto said that there was enough extra scenes to make a solo Joker movie. He also said he wished that Warner Bros. had released an R-rated version of the film, although director David Ayer has said it was always intended to be PG-13.
“I always wished this film were rated R. It felt like, if a film was ever going to be rated R, it should be the one about the villains,” Leto told the BBC.
If you’re still looking for more Joker, Leto played the part in the video for Skrillex and Rick Ross’ “Purple Lamborghini.”
Other members of the cast spoke about cut scenes in the below interviews with MTV International.