An irked UK moviegoer who saw “Suicide Squad” claims he’ll sue Warner Bros. for false advertising because a number of scenes used to promote Jared Leto‘s The Joker didn’t make it into the final film.
“I’m now taking this to court,” Reddit user BlackPanther2016 wrote on r/movies. “I want my refund.”
To prove his point, BlackPanther2016 is armed with a list of specific clips featured in the trailer that ended up on the cutting room floor, including one in which the Joker says, “I can’t wait to show you my toys.”
BlackPanther2016 claims: “… 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. Don’t let them bribe you with their ‘deluxe premium special directors gold extended edition supreme cut’ nonsense. You should get what they advertised as their first theatre showing and what you have paid for based on what they have showed you in their advertisements.”
In an interview with BBC Radio 1, Leto said that a sizeable amount of Joker footage had been left out of the final product, so much so that he believed that “there’s probably enough footage in this film for a Joker movie.”
“As the film stands now,” Leto continued, “it’s much more of a supporting part than a lot of people may have assumed, but it feels like there may be more to come. I think it entirely depends upon the response of the public. If they respond to this Joker, I could imagine the Joker coming back.”
BlackPanther2016’s call to action against WB has been met with jokes and questions about why he would drive hundreds of miles to London to see the movie when there were dozens of closer cinemas he could have gone to. Others pointed out that trailers are made by production houses who receive footage from studios without any knowledge of what the final product will look like.
“If the judge is really generous,” quipped one Redditor, “maybe you could get the cost of your ticket back.”