Nerd Threatens To Sue Warner Bros. Because There Wasn’t Enough Joker In ‘Suicide Squad”


There are few things that make me laugh harder than impotent nerd rage and unmitigated fanboy entitlement. With that in mind, I really enjoyed the manifesto written by Redditor BlackPanther2016 who was furious enough over the dearth of Joker screen time in “Suicide Squad” to enlist his brother “(who is a lawyer)” to sue Warner Bros. for releasing a misleading movie trailer. Hopefully, his brother is a better at constructing an argument than he is, because he starts off with a convoluted fast food metaphor:

My brother (who is a lawyer) and I are going to sue WB and DC for false advertising, misleading visual images and gaining a profit from us and millions others due to these acts. Our case has been accepted. We begin 11.08.16 (self.movies)
submitted 1 day ago * by BlackPanther2016

Movie Trailers are like food menus, they give you a preview of what your gonna get. If you look at a McDonald’s menu and you choose to get your favourite burger, presented/showcased in a nice picture with pickles, chicken, mild cheese(you’re favourite, in-fact…that’s the only reason you’re getting this burger…because you love mild cheese). So you use your hard worked money to pay for this burger, you get the burger, but only to find out that…this isn’t the burger you ordered. Yes it has pickles and chicken…but…it doesn’t have mild cheese…it has regular cheese.

Okay, where you going with this, Matlock?


I went ahead and bolded some choice passages for emphasis.

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. These scenes are: When Joker banged his head on his car window, when Joker says, ”let me show you my toys”, when Joker punchs the roof of his car, when Joker drops a bomb with his face all messed up and says, ”BYE BYE!”. Non 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. Adding to this, they were also 2 specific Katana scenes they advertised that were also the reason I wanted to go watch the movie. These scenes were: Katana’s eyes going black, and a slow motion shot of her and her sword taking souls…in a smokey kind of style. These scenes were advertised several times in the 1st trailer and many TV ads…but they didn’t show it to me in the movie. 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. I told the theatre about this unjust act and said I didn’t get what I came here to see…can I have my money back. They laughed at me and kicked me out. So 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.

In fairness, it’s reasonable to be upset when a movie trailer shows myriad scenes that don’t actually end up in the final cut. In this case, it sounds like Jared Leto had a glorified cameo in “Suicide Squad” given that most of his scenes were cut. Perhaps they were truly too TwIzTeD to inflict upon the straights and the squares.

Still, this guy is furious over not seeing scenes he’s already seen for free and probably can see any time he opens up his laptop.

One commenter said it best when he quipped, “Well, you’ve picked a really tiny hill to die on.”


Anyway, good luck with your potentially landmark legal proceedings, Redditor Blackpanther2016, who is definitely not Jared Leto pretending to be a Scottish dude. Keep fighting the good fight.