After months of hype, Suicide Squad was released a couple of weeks ago and most people were throughly disappointed with the badly structured, nonsensical attempt at a movie, myself included.
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It seems like I wasn’t alone as Jared Leto himself is apparently extremely frustrated regarding the critical mauling the movie has received, as well as the fact that most of The Joker’s scenes were cut from it so that his role ended up being little more a seven minute cameo. Apparently there are enough Joker scenes on the cutting room floor to fill an entire movie.
Speaking at the Camp Mars event over the weekend – some weird summer camp for fans of Leto’s band 30 Seconds to Mars (ummm scientology anyone?) – Leto let fly with his thoughts on the movie. Here’s what a fan said about it:
He was very honest about the film this weekend; his disappointment in what he’s learned of the theatrical cut (he’s still not seen the film); feeling sort of tricked into being a part of something that had been pitched to him very differently; thinking it would’ve been more artistic than what it became; feeling overwhelmed by the hate regarding the look and choices.
Gotta feel for him I suppose, especially when he was pitched a much bigger role in the finished movie originally. And now the fact that everyone hates the movie and his portrayal probably doesn’t help that at all really does it.
There’s also this clip that’s emerged of Jared Leto saying he only has one thing to say about Warner Brothers – ‘Fuck ’em’:
Hmm I guess that isn’t actually clear that he’s saying that about Warner Brothers or even Suicide Squad – convenient – but he’s definitely saying it and it wouldn’t be surprising if it was over the movie. Someone has come out stating that he was talking about how his contract with them prohibited him from doing dangerous activities like his beloved rock climbing and this is what he was mentioning here, but the Suicide Squad reference is was more interesting eh?
It’s probably also correct given his general demeanour about it since its release. Maybe this guy who is suing the makers of the film because the Joker was barely in it can get Leto to testify?