While questions arise over Suicide Squad's reported dual-track editing process, it seems at least one character may have suffered from heavy cuts to their storyline. According to Jared Leto, he filmed more scenes as the Joker that didn't make the final cut of the film.
"There are a lot of scenes that didn't make it to the final film," Leto told French entertainment outlet TeleStar. "Hopefully they will see the light of day. Who knows."
Meanwhile, Leto and co-star Will Smith responded to the negative reviews of Suicide Squad while at the film's London premiere.
Smith told USAToday he considers himself a "public servant," whose job is to entertain people, and that he's more interested in fan reaction to the film than critical response, while Leto said he has "little control" over critical response, he's "happy to be along for the ride."
The critical response to Suicide Squad has spawned at least one reaction from fans already, 18,495 of whom signed a petition to shut down review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes over is "bias" against DC Films before the petition was closed. The creator of the petition, Abdullah Coldwater, said in his statement that he didn't expect the petition to reach the heights it has.
“I found this petition is pointless. And the only thing that it does is spreading a speech of hate and online fighting among the supporters and objectors. The movies is something to enjoy. And the hate and fight is the opposite of enjoying. [sic]”
Suicide Squad has its official theatrical release on August 5.