Warner Bros. Pictures has a smash hit on their hands with Todd Phillips’ “Joker” film, the DC Comics adaptation already soaring past the $600 million dollar mark after two weeks in cinemas globally.
With that kind of number, you could understandably expect talk of a director’s cut or extended edition version of the film being readied for either a limited re-release or home video. Don’t expect that to happen though as Phillips, speaking with Collider, recently shot down such talk.
In fact, Phillips has a straight-up hatred of the concept which suggests we probably shouldn’t expect any deleted scene extras on the disc either:
“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.”
Numerous directors have been decrying alternate cuts of films recently, but many of those are at least willing to show or include deleted scenes as extras on home video formats.
If you miss “Joker” in cinemas, you won’t have to wait long as Warners has already set a December 17th date for the film’s home video release.