You would think that like most comic book movies that the home release of ‘Joker‘ would include a few deleted scenes or possibly an extended cut. This isn’t something that you should get your hopes up as director Todd Phillips and star Joaquin Phoenix have both confirmed that the theatrical cut is all we’ll end up seeing. I’m sure that the executives at Warner Bros. might sing a different tune on this with a future release, but for now, we’ll only get to see this version.
Considering it was previously revealed that the original cut of ‘Joker’ was 30-minutes longer, there is plenty of material that we may never get to see.
As to why this is the case? Phillips explained:
“I hate f**king extended cuts. I hate deleted scenes… They’re deleted for a reason… The movie that exists is exactly the movie I want it to be, and I will never show a deleted scene.
“While I don’t like deleted scenes, we did cut this fun thing together… of [Joker] walking out on Murray Franklin, because every time the guy would go, Murray would stand and go, ‘Please welcome Joker,’ and the curtains would open and he comes out and does something different every time. You know the thing in the movie, he spins, he kisses the woman. But we cut this thing together of ‘Please welcome Joker,’ and I don’t know, we did it 13 times maybe, and they’re all different, and they’re so funny, and there’s so many good ones. I was like, ‘Oh, I wonder why I didn’t use that one?'”
Now, the pair didn’t comment on any behind-the-scenes featurettes that show the making of the film or alternative takes, so there is still a chance we could see at least some original footage that wasn’t included in the final cut. In fact, one of Phoenix’s favorite scenes from filming didn’t end up in the movie:
“There was a scene that, that during the shoot we thought was one of the best scenes, and we loved his behavior in the scene, and I’d always really liked the scene. And Todd told me and said, ‘We’re cutting that scene out.’ And at first I thought, like, ‘Wait a minute, what do you mean you cut that scene out?’ And then, of course, I saw it, and it was very obvious. It has to go.”
Sadly, we may never be able to see the scene in question.
— Joker Movie (@jokermovie) October 16, 2019
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Source: Screen Rant