‘Suicide Squad’ producers talk deleted Joker scenes, behind-the-scenes drama, and more

The Wall Street Journal caught up with Suicide Squad producers Charles Roven and Richard Suckle to talk about Suicide Squad and the entire DC Extended Universe. I’m going to focus on the Suicide Squad portion of the interview below.

Charles Roven confirmed The Hollywood Reporter’s story about behind-the-scenes drama surrounding Suicide Squad, including multiple cuts being worked on. However, according to Roven, that’s something that happens quite often in Hollywood.

“Yes, there were a couple of different cuts of the movie, but they all really had to do with finding the final shape of the movie,” Roven said. “I’ve been doing this for a long time, and that’s not the first time something like this has happened, and it won’t be the last.”

Roven also seemed to confirm the report that said Warner Bros. brought in the company that cut the Suicide Squad trailers to work on the actual movie.

“And so sometimes,” Roven continued, “in order to get the work done, you really just have to bring on more people and spend really long days and nights getting work done to get it ready.”

Roven also addressed the fact that many of Jared Leto’s Joker scenes were cut out. He spoke to Leto’s recent comments, where he said he shot enough footage for an entire Joker movie.

“David Ayer shoots a tremendous amount of footage, and when it comes to things having to do with the Joker, Jared does many takes and all the takes are very, very different, and sometimes the scenes can go on for a very long time, and sometimes the scenes can be, when you’re more on page, tighter, etc.” Roven explained. “Sometimes those impromptu scenes are fantastic, sometimes they’re not. That’s all part of the process. What you don’t want to do is you don’t want to limit the process.”

I encourage you all to check out the full interview over at source link below. Charles Roven and Richard Suckle talk about Wonder Woman, adapting on the fly for Justice League, standing by Zack Snyder, and lots more!

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal