Fans who saw Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad over its successful debut weekend might have noticed that several scenes shown in the movie's trailers didn't end up in the actual movie, and one U.K. fan is calling 'foul.'
Reddit user 'BlackPanther2016' claims that he'll pursuing a lawsuit in British courts over the implicit "false advertising" of those scenes advertised to appear in the movie, comparing it to a McDonald's burger being served with different ingredients than what’s in the advertisements.
"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," stated the user. "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."
BlackPanther2016 also brings up "2 specific Katana scenes" hinted at in the trailers but not shown in the movie he later viewed.
"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," said the Reddit user. "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 user allegedly asked the theater for a refund after seeing the movie, but was reportedly rebuffed and "kicked out" of the theater - leading him to consider legal charges."
"So I'm now taking this to court. I want my refund, the trauma of being embarrassed as I was being kicked out and people laughing at me for wanting my refund, and also the 160 pounds of fuel money I used to drive to London from Scotland."
The moviegoer states that he and his brother, "a lawyer," will begin legal action August 11. Whether 'BlackPanther2016' is just engaging in some cheeky humor or is serious remains to be seen, but it is calling some attention to the practice of using scenes that don’t make a film’s final cut in trailers.
The user's identity could not be verified at this time, and Warner Bros. has not responded to his claims.