When Suicide Squad premiered earlier this summer, fans were impressed with the film but wondered whether DC Entertainment would release an ‘Ultimate Edition’ of the film. After all, the studio debuted an extended cut of Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice to great success. Fans were excited when they learned their hunches about an extended cut were correct, and now they’ve learned exactly how long the new cut will be.
The new cut will stand at 134 minutes compared to the original film’s 123 minute runtime. This means the extended cut will contain 11 minutes of extra footage rather than the rumored 13 which fans had been told about. Earlier this year, Collider reported that the extended cut would have a longer cut. The site also referenced a conversation they had with director David Ayer when he said, “there’s definitely over 10 minutes of material on there. But this cut of a movie is my cut, there’s no sort of parallel universe version of the movie, the released movie is my cut.”
That quote led fans to believe that the extended cut of Suicide Squad wouldn’t be a game-changer like the ‘Ultimate Edition’ of Batman vs Superman. The latter film debuted its extended cut to great fanfare, and it featured over 30 minutes of new footage. The additional scenes bumped up the film’s rating to an ‘R’ to clock the overall runtime at three hours.
So far, there’s no official word on what scenes fans will get with the extended cut of Suicide Squad. Most fans believe they’ll get extra footage of Jared Leto’s Joker performance. The actor has been vocal about how much of his work was edited out of the film, so fans are hoping they’ll see more of the Clown Prince of Crime.
It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Suicide Squad is direct by David Ayer and stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood and Cara Delevingne.
Suicide Squad: The Extended Cut will be released on Digital Download on November 28, and on Blu-ray (4K and 3D) on December 5.
The DCEU continues with Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, The Batman, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.