HOLLYWOOD – Twitter imploded this morning after James Gunn revealed the running time of his final cut of The Suicide Squad is exactly one minute.
After hearing the news, outraged fans began tweeting their outrage. @outraged22 said ‘This is outrageous!’ whilst @alwaysoutraged9 wrote ‘I’ve never been so outraged!’
Karen Shill, editor of the notorious website www.fuellingoutrage.com also commented on the brewing controversy via her Twitter handle @outrageforsale:
‘I knew James Gunn would do this. Some people forgave him for those outrageous tweets about Nazi midgets, or whatever it was, he was forced to delete, but not me. Subscribe to www.fuellingoutrage.com for more of my views on that weasel-faced a-hole.
The Studio Exec sat down for a Zoom call with Mr Gunn to gauge his reaction to the social media frenzy:
James, how come The Suicide Squad is only 60 seconds long?
Well, It’s called The Suicide Squad. They’re professionals. Very efficient professionals.
I see. What did the studio say when you turned in such a short final cut?
I’ll admit they were sceptical at first, but when I reminded them they can charge the same amount for a one minute movie as they could a two hour movie, the mood of the room perked up.
The Suicide Squad had quite a hefty budget, will we see all of those dollars on the screen?
Hell yes. If anything I could have done with a few more million. Do you know how much it costs to make a movie these days? We blew half of the budget on hair dye for Idris Elba.
There has been a strong reaction to the running time on Twitter, care to comment?
All I can say is fans will be pleased when they eventually see it. I don’t like to comment about people posting on Twitter since, you know, the incident. By the way, have you heard that joke about the Nazi midget? So there’s this midget, right. And…
I’ve heard it. Can you tell us anything about the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas special.
The only thing I can tell you is the most evil and maniacal figure in the entire Marvel Universe will be returning.
No, Chris Pratt.
THE SUICIDE SQUAD WILL BE RELEASED, SOMETIME.