Fan Files Lawsuit Against SUICIDE SQUAD Over "Lack of Joker Scenes"
A UK fan and his brother have filed suit against WB for false advertising after viewing Suicide Squad. BlackPanther2016 took to Reddit to explain the situation in which he and his brother drove 300 miles to see the film and were disappointed that many of the Joker scenes they saw in the trailers were not 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 WB/DC had advertised in their trailers and TV spots. These scenes are: When Joker banged his head on his car window, when Joker says, ''let me show you my toys'', when Joker punchs the roof of his car, when Joker drops a bomb with his face all messed up and says, ''BYE BYE!''. Non 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."
The Redditor and his brother (who is a lawyer) have filed suit and reportedly had their case accepted. They are wanting a refund (which was refused by the theater they attended) and compensation for the gas money they spent driving from Scotland to London to see the film in IMAX.
On one hand, yeah, I think it's sketchy for any film to show footage that will not appear in the actual film in your trailers. Even if cuts are made in post production, it sounds like more than a few things were removed that WB left in because fans wanted more of The Joker. On the other hand, THEY DROVE 300 MILES TO SEE SUICIDE SQUAD AND PASSED SEVERAL THEATERS ALONG THE WAY. Who does that?!
I guess my answer is "the same two guys who would be angry enough to file suit after being disappointed by the film." It'll be interesting to see how far this suit goes.