Since the newest DC Extended Universe film Suicide Squad hit the theaters, the negative reviews have been steadily climbing, mostly criticizing the poor plot and characterization. Fans have been particularly miffed at the way the movie portrayed the dysfunctional relationship between Harley Quinn and the Joker and of course, Jared Leto’s minimal screen time.

However, the fans aren’t the only ones complaining here. Leto himself claims to have been ‘tricked’ into playing the role of the iconic villain (which according to several critics was the only good thing about the movie) and is clearly disgruntled with the final cut.

Here’s a round-up of all the Joker-related things, this blockbuster flop forgot to put in.

1. Leto shot enough of the Joker for a whole movie

If the early trailers and posters were anything to go by, it seemed that the Joker was going to be part of the main cast instead of a minor character with no role in the narrative except to explain Harley Quinn’s mysterious past. And indeed, Leto did not have any idea how different the final cut would be, given that he had shot enough footage for a ‘Joker’ movie.

2. The deleted scenes suggest the Joker-Harley relationship was much more abusive

As anyone who’s read the comics will tell you, the dysfunctional couple is more akin to a Bonnie and Clyde situation than legit #RelationshipGoals. And perhaps, the film was initially supposed to go in that direction. One of the deleted scenes clearly show The Joker backhanding Quinn who was threatening to shoot him and there’s plenty more from where that came from.

In the comics, The Joker repeatedly tortures her and even leaves her to die, and Quinn loves him despite that, but the film has the Joker coming in to save his Harley as if she was some badass damsel in distress.

3. Are the tattoos and the baby clothes Easter eggs?

The film leaves a whole lot of questions unanswered. What was the significance of the baby clothes shown in The Joker’s room? Did Harley already have kids with him, or was it for a future child?

Most of the tattoos also seem to be references to the original comics, but was there more to it?

4. Leto took method acting to a whole new level

In fact, he took his role so seriously and was so in character for the whole of the shoot that Will Smith joked that he had never met him during the six months they worked together. "We literally never exchanged a word that wasn't between action and cut," Smith told Good Morning America. "We didn't say, 'Hey, how you doing? Nice to meet you.' Except he sent me a pig once ... an actual pig. He went full joker for sure."

5. Joker’s gold underwear scene was cut

One of the scenes that got chopped off featured Jared Leto in nothing but gold underwear.

When asked if the scene was cut for the film's PG-13 rating, Leto replied ‘Ahhh. There was a little bit more than that!" leaving millions of fangirls desperate for a DVD containing all the deleted scenes. In fact, Leto had always wanted the film to be rated R and had even said so when the filming began. Ashe told BBC Radio 1, "It felt like if a film was ever going to be rated R it should be the one about the villains.” However, like the summer failure Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Suicide Squad has generated enough box office returns to keep the franchise alive, but will the next installment satisfy the fans?

Meanwhile, keep your fingers crossed for the DVD that may contain some bonus scenes that do justice to Leto’s Joker.

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