Easily one of this year’s most talked about movies, Suicide Squad has had one of most mixed responses from the comic fandom that you could expect. The guns and explosions and cool costumes and familiar faces had tons of people drooling with love over this movie. Other people noticed plot holes and lack of development with so many new characters crammed into one movie that they generally found that the positives didn’t make up for the mistakes. But that didn’t stop the crowds flocking to see it nor the hordes of Harley Quinn inevitably out this weekend for Halloween.

Perhaps in an attempt to assuage some of the problems people have had with the movie, perhaps just to show off some of the many, many deleted scenes that didn’t make it, Warner Bros are releasing an extended cut. Promising a full thireen minutes of additional material, the new cut will be available to purchase on Blu-Ray and DVD from next month.

If the comments made by the team are anything to go by, the extra scenes should give the movie an overall feeling of being a little more fleshed out, with more fighting and explosions and more of a look into the story behind Harley and the Joker’s romance.

Director David Ayer himself lamented the loss of many of the scenes that didn’t make it into the movie at the time of the original theatrical release:

“You end up with these orphans and you fucking love them and you think they’d be amazing scenes and do these amazing things but the film is a dictatorship … not a democracy, and just because something’s cool and charismatic doesn’t mean it gets to survive in the final cut. The flow of the movie is the highest master.”

Thirteen minutes of additional footage probably won’t be enough to cause huge changes to the movie – especially if you compare it to the thirty extra minutes in the extended cut of Batman V Superman – but it could be enough to smooth over some of those bumps that people are complaining about.

If nothing else, the trailer looks cool.

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