5 Movie Trailers That Led To Lawsuits
4. Fan Had Enough Of Warner Bros. False Advertising - Suicide Squad
It's safe to say that just about everyone can relate to the feeling of being a little caught off-guard by the sort of flick that ultimately got unleashed on them when they chose to finally sit down and watch David Ayer's Suicide Squad in 2016.
First of all, the overall tone sold to fans in the eye-catching trailers seemed to suggest an initially dark and dramatic tale of the villain-stuffed squad, but what ultimately came their way was a jarring mismatch of genres and visions that made for a largely lopsided DCEU entry. However, another notable piece of false advertising manifested itself in Jared Leto's Joker being all over the marketing and numerous trailers pumped online to drum up excitement for the incoming ensemble flick.
As has now become clear, much of Leto's work was surprisingly left on the cutting room floor. And one fan in particular was simply beside themselves at this development to the point of suing Warner Bros. and DC Comics for teasing more of The Clown Prince of Crime and Katana than what was eventually delivered.
Taking to Reddit to air their grievances and intention to file a lawsuit, the user would explain:
“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.”
Said user claimed his lawyer brother would be on the case when the time came to sue the studio, proving that this family take their cinema experiences extremely seriously, dammit...