‘Suicide Squad’ to Get Extended Cut On Blu-Ray

Warner Bros. movie will get the same home release treatment studio gave to “Batman v Superman”

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” was critically panned and left many fans feeling disappointed, but the extended cut released on Blu-Ray got a somewhat warmer reception. Now Warner Bros. hopes fans will also embrace the upcoming extended cut of “Suicide Squad,” which is set to be released on Digital HD next month.

Warner Bros. released a short teaser for the extended cut on Wednesday, which showed a quick snippet of a scene in which a pre-Joker Harley Quinn stands in front of a car that could possibly belong to the Clown Prince of Crime.

“Suicide Squad” performed well at the box office, grossing $732 million worldwide. However, it was panned just as harshly as “Batman v Superman,” scoring just 26 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 40 percent on Metacritic. Reviews frequently criticized the film’s disjointed editing, Jared Leto‘s performance as the Joker and a lack of attention given to the film’s supporting cast.

In an interview with BBC Radio, Leto revealed that a great deal of the scenes he performed in were cut out of the final product, enough so that he felt they could be used to make a standalone Joker movie. In addition, a DC fan on Reddit compiled a list of scenes that were purportedly deleted from the final cut based on trailer footage and reports from test screenings.

In addition to including deleted scenes that provided more context to the story, the extended cut for “Batman v Superman” was given a rating adjustment from PG-13 to R. So far, Warner Bros. has not advertised a similar rating change for the “Suicide Squad” home release.

“Suicide Squad” will be released on Digital HD Nov. 5 and on Blu-Ray Dec. 13.

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