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Christmas is indeed just around the corner. The Blu-Ray and Digital HD release of "Suicide Squad" will come with never-before-seen extended footage, following in the footsteps of fellow DC Comics release "Batman v. Superman."
Warner Bros. made the announcement on Twitter, where the company wrote, "['Suicide Squad'] Extended Cut. Spread the word" and released a new trailer together with it. A total of 13 minutes of additional footage will be incorporated in the film.
The particular scenes that will be included in the "Suicide Squad" Extended Cut were not revealed; however, a new footage of Harley Quinn before she became the wild villain was prominently featured towards the end of the trailer, which means more of Margot Robbie will be added in the extended cut.
According to The Independent, Jared Leto previously revealed that there was so much deleted footage that it would be enough to make a standalone "Joker" film.
The theatrical release of "Suicide Squad" did not have a lot of involvement from the notorious baddie, save for several scenes of him and Robbie's Harley Quinn. This became a major problem for fans, especially since Joker was at the center of the promotional trailers for the movie, and expectations ran high for Leto's portrayal of the role. Thus, it could be presumed that most of the additional footage will feature Joker.
"Honestly, there may be six or seven different versions of the film," Leto told Empire about the massive amount of scenes that didn't make it to the final film. "In that version, [test] audiences were left with a lot of questions and a little disoriented as to who to watch and why. So we came up with what we call the 'dossier' version, which has Amanda [Viola Davis] presenting the backstories and origins of the various members."
Meanwhile, Robbie has been confirmed to star in her own "Harley Quinn" spin-off movie, wherein the actress is also attached as an executive producer for the project. It adds to the long list of movies lined up for the DC Extended Universe. So far, the titles confirmed are as follows: "Wonder Woman," "Justice League," "The Flash," "Cyborg," "Green Lantern," "Shazam" and possibility separate sequels for Batman and Superman.
"Suicide Squad" digital HD release is on Nov. 11 and the Blu-Ray release is on Dec. 13.