jared Leto say F**k ’em” to Warner bros. 


Whatever your thoughts about Suicide Squad – whether you loved the film, or hated it – there’s one thing you can’t deny: the finished film bore little relation to the trailers. In fact, a lot of scenes from the trailer didn’t even make it past the editing room floor, much to the frustration of the cast.

Whatever your thoughts about Suicide Squad – whether you loved the film, or hated it – there’s one thing you can’t deny: the finished film bore little relation to the trailers. In fact, a lot of scenes from the trailer didn’t even make it past the editing room floor, much to the frustration of the cast.
It seems that our new Joker bore the brunt of the cuts. Understandably, then, nobody seems more angry at Warner Bros.’s editing of Suicide Squad than Jared Leto.
Last weekend, at Camp Mars, Leto gave full vent about his frustration. We don’t have the actual quotes, but one fan on Tumblr summarized them:
“He was very honest about the film this weekend; his disappointment in what he’s learned of the theatrical cut (he’s still not seen the film); feeling sort of tricked into being a part of something that had been pitched to him very differently; thinking it would’ve been more artistic than what it became; feeling overwhelmed by the hate regarding the look and choices.”
What’s more, he also disclosed another thing that’s frustrating him about his work with Warner Bros. He’s a keen rock-climber, but – as part of his contract – he’s forbidden to take part in dangerous activities like rock-climbing. Leto’s response was startling:
“F*ck ’em!”
It’s pretty rare to see an actor so openly furious with the studio. What’s going on..?

What Happened?

Whatever your thoughts about Suicide Squad – whether you loved the film, or hated it – there’s one thing you can’t deny: the finished film bore little relation to the trailers. In fact, a lot of scenes from the trailer didn’t even make it past the editing room floor, much to the frustration of the cast. To glean an idea of just how much footage was cut, take a look at the video below:

 

It seems that our new Joker bore the brunt of the cuts. Understandably, then, nobody seems more angry at Warner Bros.’s editing of Suicide Squad than Jared Leto.
Last weekend, at Camp Mars, Leto gave full vent about his frustration. We don’t have the actual quotes, but one fan on Tumblr summarized them:
“He was very honest about the film this weekend; his disappointment in what he’s learned of the theatrical cut (he’s still not seen the film); feeling sort of tricked into being a part of something that had been pitched to him very differently; thinking it would’ve been more artistic than what it became; feeling overwhelmed by the hate regarding the look and choices.”
What’s more, he also disclosed another thing that’s frustrating him about his work with Warner Bros. He’s a keen rock-climber, but – as part of his contract – he’s forbidden to take part in dangerous activities like rock-climbing. Leto’s response was startling:
“F*ck ’em!”
It’s pretty rare to see an actor so openly furious with the studio. What’s going on..?
What Happened?
Jared Leto’s Joker was a major part of the marketing campaign for Suicide Squad, and everyone was expecting him to play a major role in the film. Leto himself went to incredible lengths to get in-character; a believer in method acting, he delved deep into the character, and ensured that the film was always in the headlines! It’s pretty clear that Leto was having a blast playing the part of the clown prince of crime, and was excited to see where the Joker’s story went next.
Then things went badly wrong.
The critical backlash against Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice took Warner Bros. by surprise, and – with Suicide Squad almost completed – the studio panicked. If behind-the-scenes accounts are accurate, two versions of the film were shown to viewers in Northern California, and the final product was a mash-up of these.

What Are the Consequences?
So far, discussion about Suicide Squad has focused on the fact that critics were disappointed by the finished product, singling out the poor editing as a major problem for the film. Jared Leto’s increasingly vocal fury is raising another problem; the more Warner Bros. meddles with the films, the more the studio risks losing the actors’ goodwill.
Jared Leto is playing a major role in the DC Expanded Universe; there’s a sense in which Suicide Squad was just a teaser, an introduction to a character who’s surely destined to go head-to-head with Batman. The end of the film set up both the Suicide Squad sequel, and Margot Robbie’s Harley-Quinn-focused movie; both are very likely to have a strong Joker presence in them. At this stage, though, one of the key actors for the future of the DCEU is clearly deeply unhappy.

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