A user on Reddit, that watched Suicide Squad soon after it came out, is planning to sue Warner Bros. for false advertising in the build up for the movie.
Specifically, the moviegoer’s issue lay with the fact that scenes from various trailers and TV Spots were not present in the theatrical release. Reddit user BlackPanther2016 added –
“Suicide Squad trailers showcased several SPECIFIC Joker scenes that I had to pay for the whole movie just so that I can go watch those SPECIFIC SCENES that WB/DC had advertised in their trailers and TV spots…Non [sic] of these scenes were in the movie. I drove 300 miles to London to go watch these specific scenes they had explicitly advertised in their TV ads…and they didn’t show them to me.”
Many fans, including Jared Leto, who stars as the Joker, knew about the deleted scenes which are not uncommon in Hollywood. Leto even said himself last week that “There are a lot of scenes that didn’t make it to the final film. Hopefully they will see the light of day. Who knows.”
BlackPanther2016’s rant continued saying –
“I wasted alot of money paying and travelling to go watch this movie because of these specific scenes they had advertised to me and all of us saying, “hey, check out our preview! this will all be in our movie, come watch it on the 5th!!”. All lies,” he explained before continuing. “I’m now taking this to court. I want my refund, the trauma of being embarrassed as I was being kicked out and people laughing at me for wanting my refund, and also the 160 pounds of fuel money I used to drive to London from Scotland.”
“Let’s stop this nonsense of false bullsh**ery…and don’t let them bribe you with their “deluxe premium special directors gold extended edition supreme cut” nonsense,” the user pleads. “You should get what they advertised as their first theatre showing and what you have paid for based on what they have showed you in their advertisements.”
Just like this case, where a DC fan petitioned to shut down Rotten Tomatoes, for criticizing Suicide Squad and other DC properties too harshly, but was later withdrawn, we expect this latest attempt to go after Warner Bros. not to amount to much.
If the case is pursued further, we will update on its proceedings.
What do you think? Should studios be held accountable if they advertise cerain scenes during their marketing efforts, and later remove them from the actual release? Share your thoughts in the comments below.