At his second ever Camp Mars event, which is a week long camp held in Malibu for fans of Leto’s band Thirty Seconds to Mars, Leto held a Q&A. Many of the questions in that time were focused on Suicide Squad and the rocker’s deal with Warner Bros.
According to one fan who was in the audience, Leto was highly disappointed with how Suicide Squad turned out, saying he felt “tricked into being a part of something that had been pitched to him very differently.”
Another fan asked if his contract would stop him from doing some of the risky things he enjoys, like rock climbing (after all, an injured actor can cost studios loads of money in delays). Leto said yes, but added, “F*** ’em.”
If it weren’t apparent before that Jared Leto was annoyed with how Suicide Squad turned out, it definitely is now.
It’s one thing to demand your money back for seeing a horrible movie in theaters, but it’s a whole other level to sue the studio for it. One Suicide Squad viewer is threatening to sue Warner Bros. over what he claims is false advertising.
Our first reaction was that suing was a horrible and pointless idea, but as we read Reddit user BlackPanther2016‘s post, we can’t help feeling like it makes a whole lot of sense.
BlackPanther2016 was evidently upset that so many Joker scenes were used in the advertising for Suicide Squad, yet barely any of those were in the film.
“Suicide Squad trailers showcased several specific Joker scenes that I had to pay for the whole movie just so that I can go watch those specific scenes that Warner Bros/DC Comics had advertised in their trailers and TV spots,” the writer began.
“These scenes are: when Joker banged his head on his car window, when Joker says ‘Let me show you my toys,’ when Joker punches the roof of his car, when Joker drops a bomb with his face all messed up and says, ‘Bye bye!'” he wrote. “None of these scenes were in the movie.”
Though his tirade went on and on, he ended by pointing out that what the studio did amounted to false advertising.
“If you advertise something, give me what you have advertised. Period,” BlackPanther2016 wrote. “This is becoming a habit with movie studios, showing epic scenes in trailers that are never shown in the movies. It’s unjust.”
Not a bad point, right? We’d love it if movie studios stopped luring us into awful movies with well-edited trailers.
Evidently, Jared Leto, who played the Joker in the movie, was on BlackPanther2016’s side about the Joker cuts.
Read more to see what Jared Leto said about the Joker’s lack of screen time: