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: