2016’s Suicide Squad is largely considered one of the lowest points in the troubled DCEU. While it still performed well at the box office, critics and fans were unhappy with the story and characters. But Warner Bros. interfered heavily. The end result all but removed Jared Leto’s Joker and completely deleted its ties to Justice League, among other things. The aforementioned Justice League was also changed from the director’s original vision. But now that the Snyder Cut is actually happening, some are wondering if a director’s cut of Suicide Squad could be next. This includes the film’s writer and director, David Ayer.
Ayer was already an accomplished director before Suicide Squad, having released 2012’s End of Watch and 2014’s Fury. News of the Snyder Cut has ignited conversations on an Ayer Cut. And the director has been more than happy to discuss the topic on Twitter. While responding to a question from an editor at Collider yesterday, Ayer spoke about how easy it would be to complete and how cathartic it would be for him.
This is a good question. My cut would be easy to complete. It would be incredibly cathartic for me. It’s exhausting getting your ass kicked for a film that got the Edward Scissorhands treatment. The film I made has never been seen. https://t.co/FkeHAlNoV0
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 25, 2020
Ayer has also spoken about how the relationship between Enchantress and her host, June Moone, was more fleshed out and how there was originally more of Katana. The theatrical cut wasn’t completely without merit. Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn was pitch-perfect casting, leading to her starring role in this year’s Birds of Prey. But Ayer’s film was so panned that there’s now a soft reboot coming from director James Gunn.
Suicide Squad follows a group of DC villains forced to go on shady government assignments in order to reduce their sentences. Despite the movie’s title, only one member perished on their mission. However, James Gunn revealed the full cast for his reboot last year with a tweet that warns to not get too attached.
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