Extra Joker and Harley Quinn Scenes Won’t Save Suicide Squad | CCS Video Podcast

So, recently news broke that despite David Ayer’s earlier protestations that the theatrical version of ‘Suicide Squad’ is indeed his true vision of the movie, and that there is not going to be any director’s cut coming to home media any time soon, guess what? There is indeed going to be an extended version of Suicide Squad after all. That’s right, folks! With just a couple extra minutes of footage, as well as $30 of your hard earned money, all of Suicide Squad’s problems can be resolved once and for all!

So, recently news broke that despite David Ayer’s earlier protestations that the theatrical version of ‘Suicide Squad’ is indeed his true vision of the movie, and that there is not going to be any director’s cut coming to home media any time soon, guess what? There is indeed going to be an extended version of Suicide Squad after all. That’s right folks! With just a couple extra minutes of footage, as well as $30 of your hard earned money, all of Suicide Squad’s problems can be resolved once and for all!

LaughingMan: Is this what they consider the DC Expanded Universe? Every single fucking movie that they have has a Director’s Cut version.

CineMax: Yes.

LaughingMan: It’s like movie DLC. For $30 extra you can get the REAL movie. Not the shit you saw in the theaters.

CineMax: This is outrageous, and I’ll tell you why: This is basically a money extortion scheme. What Warner Bros. does is it releases and ostensibly final version of a movie to the theaters, and then it has the viewers pay to be quality testers. In addition to reaping the financial rewards, then DC takes all of the criticism that the movie has accrued, and then tries to slap together some ultimate version that addresses all the problems. But then of course they sell this for an additional cost.

LaughingMan: You get the patch for an extra $30 on Blu-Ray.

Nat: Unless they forked out loads of money to replace the woman who plays Enchantress I don’t see how they’re going to fix the film’s problems.

LaughingMan: I know. She’s doing this belly-dance shit… You know, like, those inflatable epileptic things that are outside of a car lot? That’s what the Enchantress looked like to me. “I am the Enchantress!”

CineMax: She’s both possessed by a demon and epileptic at the same time.

LaughingMan: But according to what I’ve seen in the trailer, they’re teasing more Jared Leto and Margot Robbie interactions. Like they’re actually going to show more of the stuff that was left on the cutting room floor regarding Joker and Harley Quinn and their quote unquote “romance”. Although from what I understand I doubt they’re going to repair the larger issues which are… Joker and Harley Quinn have always had an abusive relationship. And when they showed that to test audiences they balked.

CineMax: But remember that this is a move for the FANS.

LaughingMan: Yes, exactly. Not the popcorn munching masses, it’s for the fans!

Nat: Yeah, exactly. That’s why they changed Enchantress’s backstory. That’s why they changed all the costumes. And you know what? I think that if it is just an extra 13 minutes of just Jared Leto scenes, that’s still not going to be enough of Jared Leto’s scenes. He says there’s enough in there to potentially make a whole Joker movie.

CineMax: Well apparently from what I heard he had a very different idea of what the final product would even look like, so I’m not sure if all of those scenes will even mesh well with this Deadpool-slash-Guardians of the Galaxy mashup that DC executives were apparently going for with Suicide Squad.

LaughingMan: In a panic! They’re like “we gotta do dark and gritty!” Well “Oh Shit, Guardians of the Galaxy is making millions, people like it, and it has a muti-million dollar soundtrack. So that means that in the first five minutes we need to cram in five different fucking songs.” And then of course Deadpool comes out and it’s like, “Ohh! Captain Boomerang has to have a unicorn, too! And he’s gotta be a little bit on the sexual-deviant side, and we need more comedy folks! WE NEED MORE COMEDY!” And I’m just glad that they didn’t do any real fourth-wall breaking. That would have been a fucking mess.

Nat: Well I don’t know what kind of logic they used to take out Harley Quinn and The Joker’s relationship, when that is what’s at the heart-

CineMax: Feminist Logic!

CineMax

A subversive excommunicated from [REDACTED] as a result of a failed coup d'etat, CineMax has miraculously managed to reach and find asylum in the Land of the Free. Here he spends his days working for Cheshire Cat Studios, all the while plotting his inevitable return to the motherland to once again foment the flames of revolution.

LaughingMan

The loveable lunatic with the foul mouth and the iconic laugh, Laughingman is the founder of CCS. With more coffee than copper in his bloodstream, he's a full-time website developer by day, and a gamer, editor, and fiction writer by night.

Nat

British, cynical, well-read tea lover... basically a walking talking stereotype...

7 Comments on “Extra Joker and Harley Quinn Scenes Won’t Save Suicide Squad | CCS Video Podcast

  1. Unfortunately, this scam is happening to Wonder Woman too with WB ordering reshoots before it’s release date. This is really troublesome cause this is furthering proof on WB/DC backstabbing their own filmmakers (meaning they lost their trust completely) and sell the extra footage as DLC on Blu-Ray for $30 bucks. Same happened with BVS where the executives loved the original cut (*cough* bullshit *cough*) but later they trimmed the film by taking out 30 minutes out of the movie to make it more “Batman” friendly and thus the filmmaker got blamed for it even know Zack was powerless against them to do anything about it considering WB are notorious for backstabbing so many filmmakers behind their backs (anyone familiar with Wes Craven’s Deadly Friend and it’s history will know what I’m talking about).

    It also solidifies my thoughts on the whole superhero craze as a whole: A fucking trend that’s not gonna do anything interesting and just staple cinematic universes in their balls while flashing it right in our faces yet we all eat it up no matter how good or bad it is. It needs to end someday.

    • I also forgot to say not only is it good to see you guys do video podcasts again but the animation quality is damn top-notch (seriously, the model movements are fucking perfect and it’s far more expressive) and seeing Natalie being part of the crew is really exciting!

      Keep it up!

      • WB is notorious for backstabbing huh? I don’t know the details, but if the DC movies are any sign….

        @new look: We aim to please 😉 Wait until you see Katie and Mel’s

        • You can say that to a lot of studios being infamous for backstabbing their filmmakers in the back. Hell, I’m pretty sure you remember the whole debacle with Del Toro VS Universal regarding the At The Mountains Of Madness film adaptation regarding the forced PG-13 and Tom Cruise X love interest sub-plot since you covered that topic on the After Hours podcast (Guess what? All that is going to be on the new Mummy reboot movie starring Tom Cruise! I’m dead serious). Also with Ghostbusters 2016 which you already talked about on great lengths, FOX with X-Men Origins: Wolverine & Clive Barkers’s NightBreed, Paramount with Once Upon A Time In America and the worst offenders are none other than The Weinsteins who are the pinnacle of spitting artistic integrity in the face by nurturing their visions into empty shells of commercialized factory products (Look for productions histories regarding The Crow 2, Cursed and the Hellraiser reboots that really nails the company’s motto as a whole). In case of the DC Universe, I really don’t have any interest at all in Justice League or Wonder Woman despite people already praising the film for it’s “color” (they said the same thing with Suicide Squad while also jumping the #FuckZackSnyder wagon and look how that ended). Now that I’m talking about this, I think I just found a good topic to discuss for the next livestream. Hell, if you guys need any good topics for your Wasted Efforts, Video & Audio Podcasts in case you’re having trouble finding new topics to discuss, let me know and I’ll see what I can dig out from the web.

          @new look Huh, so Mel and Katie are gonna be in the video podcasts too? That’s awesome and can’t wait to see what their backgrounds look!

  2. Well, jeez; as if we didn’t need cashing in for DLC’s in games, now we need it in films as well. Fucking atrocious, to say the least.

    4:28 This is what I hate the most about the rabid fanboys of the DCverse. “Teh deecee filmz is mesterpeices nd marbel sukkzk becuz is 4 littel kidz xXDDxdD I wun relasinsheeps liek harlye queen nd teh hacker”. These people are just pathetic, to the point of logging in every day and stalking on a film fan site complaining about Marvel and how “People who don’t like DC films are not true DC fans” (and sadly, I pulled that example from a real-life encounter…) It’s just sad that when these people takes sides into a non-existing conflict, they’re taking the non-existent losing side. (Let’s face it, if we pitted Marvel and DC into a fight over who has the better cinematic universe, Marvel’s winning by a longshot. If it was over who had the better movies, nothing tops Nolan’s trilogy)

    But asides from that, the new format looks awesome. I like how everyone has their own “office” and kudos to editing for the lip-sync. Stellar upgrade. Looking forward to the next episodes!

    • @Fanboys: Well, it’s tribalism and ‘toeing the party line’ loyalism with this sort of logic (or lack of). I may love something, but if the product is crap, it’s crap. And I don’t even mind if DC fans actually enjoy the film, I’m happy for them. However, this black-and-white, them-vs-us mentality is cancerous when it comes to creativity and quality products.

      “Yeah, my Ajax toaster just burned down my house, but fuck those Acme toasters, right?”

      @updgrades to the video podcast: Thanks man! Fuboo and Katie will be happy to hear that 😀

      • “Yeah, my Ajax toaster just burned down my house, but fuck those Acme toasters, right?”

        Exactly. They think fans should attack critics cause they think critics are being brought by MARVEL to say positive things to their films while slamming DC movies for being dark or gritty (who fucking cares if it’s dark or fun? Just make a good superhero movie that stands out from the rest of the mediocre superhero movies and that’s what matters) and I don’t believe for a second unless if there’s actual evidence of critics getting paid by MARVEL execs to say positive things for their films. After all, SONY got caught paying critics & online reviewers such as AIn’t Cool News or IGN to say nice things for films like Ghostbusters 2016 & Pixels, so this whole thing is not far-fetched as it seems but I need to see actual facts rather than believing a crazy mob of fans who yell & point fingers at the press like tempered tantrum assholes.

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