While we impatiently await the arrival of the impending Harley Quinn spinoff film co-starring the Birds of Prey, let us not forget that the release of Suicide Squad Extended Edition is upon us. And, in advance of that, comes the expected breadcrumbs that make a valiant effort to satisfy our hunger.
The latest example comes in the form of a clip taken from the extended cut, by way of Entertainment Weekly. In it, we see Harley have her memory triggered – which she was no stranger to in the theatrical cut – allowing more insight into her origin. Thankfully, said scene also includes Jared Leto’s Joker, who was criminally under-utilized in what was presented in cinemas.
Being someone who enjoyed the theatrical cut, I still couldn’t help but experience some indifference regarding how the Joker/Harley dynamic had been edited. It came across as a bit too “lovey-dovey” and ultimately caused The Joker to be seen in somewhat of a heroic light, something that should never happen. Needless to say, it was a far cry from what devoted fans had previously seen in comics and animation, yet probably pleased droves of “shippers.”
This added scene seems to further hint at the complicated relationship between the characters, showing Dr. Harleen Quinzel relentlessly pursuing a Mr. J who couldn’t appear to be any more annoyed by her presence. A penchant for high octane action followed by a crazed proclamation of “You’re not leaving me!,” seems to be more in line with what we would expect. Let’s hope good use is made of those additional 13 minutes of running time and that we see more stuff like this.
Suicide Squad – extended cut and all – arrives on Digital HD tomorrow before making its way to Blu-Ray and DVD on December 13.