[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”30265″ img_size=”800×450″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Todd Phillips is not following the trend of feeding fans what might have been in his movies, especially when it comes to the Joker. He even expressed as much, in a recent interview with Collider:
“I hate f****** extended cuts. I hate deleted scenes…They’re deleted for a reason.”
However, star Joaquin Phoenix did shed light on one scene that didn’t make it into the final cut:
“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.”
The scene in question was between Arthur Fleck and Glenn Fleshler’s Randall, who is talking in the stairwell after the scene that was in the movie. The reason it was cut was due to not being necessary for the audience.
“It’s funny, you talked about deleted scenes before and I was just thinking, while I don’t like deleted scenes, we did cut this fun thing together of all the times — I haven’t showed it to you yet — of him 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?’”
What do you think about this scene that was cut? #ReleasethePhillipCut?
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