Kabar kurang mengenakan kembali datang untuk film Suicide Squad khususnya kepada pihak studio yakni Warner Bros. Seorang pengguna situs Reddit dengan akun bernama BlackPanther2016 mengancam akan menuntut Warner Bros. dan juga DC karena isi beberapa adegan dalam advertising Suicide Squad tak sesuai dengan apa yang disajikan dalam filmnya. Penonton yang berasal dari U.K. ini mengaku bahwa kasusnya telah diterima dan akan mulai diproses pada tanggal 11 mendatang. Di bawah ini kutipan langsung pernyataan BlackPanter2016 yang dilansir dari situs MovieWeb.
“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 punches 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 a lot 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.”
Tak hanya mengeluhkan promosi yang tak sesuai dengan hasil filmnya, akun BlackPanther2016 juga memberikan kritik akan kebiasaan promosi pihak studio yang ia anggap tidak baik ini.
“If you advertise something…give me what you have advertised. Period. This is becoming a habit with movie studios, showing epic scenes in trailers…but their never shown in the movies. It’s unjust. I just want to say, join me if you feel the same way. Let’s stop this nonsense of false bullshitery…and don’t let them bribe you with their ‘deluxe premium special directors gold extended edition supreme cut’ nonsense. You should get what they advertised as their first theater showing and what you have paid for based on what they have showed you in their advertisements. Our court process will begin on 08/11/16 this week.”
Hingga berita ini dibuat, pihak studio dari film Suicide Squad belum memberikan pernyataan resmi ataupun memberikan tindakan terhadap keluhan ini. Melihat beragam respon untuk film Suicide Squad, mungkin akun BlackPanther2016 bukanlah satu-satunya pihak yang merasa dikecewakan oleh promosi yang tak sesuai dengan film Suicide Squad. Bagaimana dengan Anda? Berikan pendapat anda melalui kolom komentar di bawah ini.