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Suicide Squad Should Have Been Rated R, Jared Leto Says

"I always wished this film were rated R."


Suicide Squad actor Jared Leto, who played Joker in the action movie, has spoken up to say he wishes the record-breaking movie was rated R. He also remarked that he shot enough scenes for an entire Joker movie, though many of these were apparently cut.

"I always wished this film were rated R," Leto told BBC, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. "It felt like, if a film was ever going to be rated R, it should be the one about the villains."

For his part, director David Ayer told MTV News it was always his goal to make the movie PG-13, though he acknowledged that pushing it to R would be something "worth lobbying for."

Suicide Squad did not contain as much footage of the Joker as fans might have expected or wanted. Many of the Joker scenes were cut, and they apparently amounted to enough to fill an entire Joker movie.

"I think that I brought so much to the table in every scene, it was probably more about filtering all of the insanity," Leto said. "Because I wanted to give a lot of options, and I think there's probably enough footage in this film for a Joker movie.

"If I were to die tomorrow, maybe the studio would roll something out. Rated R or rated X performance in there somewhere."

Talking to IGN earlier, Leto remarked that there were "so many" Joker scenes that got cut.

"Were there any that didn't get cut? I'm asking you, were there any that didn't get cut? There were so many scenes that got cut from the movie, I couldn't even start," he said. "I think that the Joker… we did a lot of experimentation on the set, we explored a lot. There's so much that we shot that's not in the film."

Suicide Squad opened on August 5 and brought in more than $260 million worldwide, breaking records. For more, check out GameSpot's review and what other critics are saying.

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