Oh, I’m not going to kill you. I’m just going to...sue you? Wait, that’s not how the line goes. Well, that is, unless you’re Reddit user BlackPanther2016. Disgruntled by Suicide Squad's so-called false advertising, the moviegoer is sharing his plans to sue Warner Bros. & DC Entertainment for wrongly showing some of The Joker’s scenes in its preview trailers.
Posting to r/movies, the user had lots to say about how fed up he is with Suicide Squad and Hollywood’s tendency to delete scenes shown in trailers. He writes, “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 WB/DC had advertised in their trailers and TV spots...Non [sic] of these scenes were in the movie. I drove 300 miles to London to go watch these specific scenes they had explicitly advertised in their TV ads...and they didn't show them to me.”
Of course, many fans are aware of the decision Warner Bros. made to cut many of The Joker’s scenes. Actor Jared Leto even told Telestar, “There are a lot of scenes that didn’t make it to the final film. Hopefully they will see the light of day. Who knows.” But, for one Reddit user, the studio’s choice is totally unacceptable.
“I wasted alot of money paying and travelling to go watch this movie because of these specific scenes they had advertised to me and all of us saying, “hey, check out our preview! this will all be in our movie, come watch it on the 5th!!”. All lies,” he explained before continuing. “I'm now taking this to court. I want my refund, the trauma of being embarrassed as I was being kicked out and people laughing at me for wanting my refund, and also the 160 pounds of fuel money I used to drive to London from Scotland.”
If you happen to feel the same way as BlackPanther2016, then you now have a champion for this cause. The user’s post finishes with them calling out to similarly disappointed fans, urging others to stand up against Hollywood’s “unjust” advertising schemes.
“Let's stop this nonsense of false bullsh**ery...and don't let them bribe you with their “deluxe premium special directors gold extended edition supreme cut” nonsense,” the user pleads. “You should get what they advertised as their first theatre showing and what you have paid for based on what they have showed you in their advertisements.”
Surely, more updates will be coming from BlackPanther2016 as the user continues pursuing the case alongside his brother. As of right now, the case’s is set to begin evaluation later this week on August 11th 2016.