11 crucial Suicide Squad trailer scenes cut from the final film

Why was so much of the superhero movie changed at the last minute?

8. Harley fights back

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Early reports of Harley Quinn and the Joker’s relationship in the film describe it as slightly less loving in the original cut, and there are remnants of that in some early trailers.

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A shot of Harley’s capture by the Joker seems to see her struggling against being given electroshock treatment (rather than happily accepting it, as in the film), while other quick shots seem to see her (as pre-Harley identity Dr Harleen Quinzel) slamming her hands on the Joker’s car and chasing him on a motorbike.


9. You’re barred

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A lengthy trailer sequence set in a bar saw the members of the squad order various drinks (water only for Diablo), but for some reason it was cut from the finished film (though other conversations in the bar remain).

Also removed from this location was Harley saying “I like this guy!” in reference to Diablo, which is a shame because he could probably have used that self-esteem boost. He had a tough day.


10. The eyes have it

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This shot of samurai assassin Katana with darkening eyes never made the theatrical version of Suicide Squad, leaving us scratching our heads as to what it could mean. Was she supposed to be possessed by Enchantress? Some other clues might point towards that possibility…


11. Killer Croc vs Katana

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Blink and you’ll miss it, but one trailer seemed to show the monstrous muscleman (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and the samurai warrior going toe-to-toe, despite being on the same side throughout the movie. Perhaps if Katana WAS meant to be possessed, this was the moment Enchantress sicced her on her erstwhile teammates – or a scene where Croc (who also appears to have slightly darkened eyes) was turned against the team instead.


And finally – Harley Quinn’s shrinking pants

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Sure, this SCENE wasn’t cut down, but Margot Robbie’s costume sure was, with her shorts in the movie (and later trailers) shorter than seen in early footage (right).

Rumour has it that the shorts were lengthened digitally for the trailers to be more family-friendly, and to be honest it’s probably the weirdest (and creepiest) cut of all.

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