Volume 438 Monday, August 8, 2016 Page 1 of 2


Suicide Squad may have broken the record for the biggest box office opening in August over the weekend, but now we’re starting to hear about some trouble behind the production. Apparently, there was a lot of interpersonal drama on the set as well as the shedding of several scenes. Now, that list of rumored cut scenes has hit the internet and you can read about them below.

• In early cuts, the movie’s opening detailed June Moone’s posession by Enchantress in real time. Reshoots reshuffled the scene to be later in the movie in flashback form in favor of a new opening centered on Deadshot.

• Deadshot in the prison cell, watching the rain fall and thinking about his daughter.

• El Diablo observing the flame of a lit match, before putting it out due to his vow to no longer use his powers.

• El Diablo being escorted to a training center by being placed in a tube that fills with water to quel his flames, and then unceremoniously dropped onto the ground.

• Early interviews mentioned Captain Boomerang’s racism and sexism, but the movie is light on examples of such behavior, which have apparently been deleted. Most of them were reportedly directed at Katana, to whom Boomerang is attracted to.
• Early reports indicated more backstory for Killer Croc, revealing that he lived his entire life as a social outcast due to his physical deformities and has convinced himself that he is beautiful in his own way. Croc crossed paths with Batman while working as muscle-for-hire for numerous Gotham’s crime bosses, while secretly planning to take over one day.

• There were also scenes displaying his affinity for making sculptures out of discarded materials. Aside from jokes about Croc viewing himself as ‘beautiful,’ one of these were retained in the final cut.

• Also deleted was a scene where Croc becomes sick at the helicopter escort to Midway City, throws up half-digested pieces of goat, and then eats them again, disgusting the nearby Navy Seals.

• Early cuts reportedly included a passing reference to Slipknot being a serial rapist, likely to further paint him as unsympathetic to the audience ahead of his own death.

• More scenes of Rick Flag and June Moone’s romantic relationship, including him reading the files of the Suicide Squad recruits after Waller delivers them to him.

• Another scene where Flag and Moone are out on a date.

• Extended scene of Joker interrogating Captain