Warner Brothers Wouldn’t Let Shia LaBeouf ‘DO IT!!’ In Suicide Squad

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Poor, crazy Shia LaBeouf. He’s spent a good couple of years carving out a niche for himself as a wacky, Hollywood character – proclaiming he’s not famous anymore and riding up and down in a lift for hours with Oxford University students – only to lose out on a role in Suicide Squad. Now, before you get too excited about the prospect of Shia in booty shorts and pigtails, he (disappointingly) wasn’t the original choice for Harley Quinn! LaBeouf has stated that he was up for the role of Edwards (played in the final film by Scott Eastwood) – a role that was initially bigger, prior to the casting of Will Smith as Deadshot.

In an interview with Variety, LaBeouf explained that director David Ayre, who had previously worked with him on the 2014 movie Fury, had approached him about the role of Edwards, however Warner Brothers allegedly vetoed the decision. “I don’t think Warner Bros. wanted me,” the quirky star of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull told the magazine. “I went in to meet, and they were like, ‘Nah, you’re crazy. You’re a good actor, but not this one.’ It was a big investment for them.” Considering the kind of antics Jared ‘mad-as-a-barrel-of-badgers’ Leto got up to on the set, what on Earth were they expecting him to do?!?!

The rest is history. Could LaBeouf’s performance have saved the movie from the spanking it got from reviewers and fans? I guess we’ll never know, but to satisfy your curiosity a little, please enjoy what is possibly Shia’s greatest moment on YouTube.

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