‘Suicide Squad’ Fans Want a ‘Strikingly Different’ Director’s Cut
Director David Ayer claims director’s cut release of his 2016 DC film suicide squad wouldn’t require any reshoots, just a few redone visual effects shots, but that the end result would be “strikingly different” from the theatrical cut we got, once again prompting fans to recommend Warner Bros. of “#ReleaseTheAyerCut”.
After a fan asked Ayer if he was given a proper budget to do additional reshoots for the film, and possibly alter the character designs back to his original concept, like what they did for the character Steppenwolf in Zack Snyder’s Justice LeagueAyer replied via Twitter, “No reshoots needed. Just some VFX work.
Earlier Friday, Ayer said his version of the film was like “apples and oranges” compared to the theatrical cut.
“Amazingly different,” he said.
Shortly after, #ReleaseTheAyerCut started trending again on the social media platform, reigniting efforts to restore the director’s original vision for the film.
In October 2020, Ayer claimed that WB cut the film’s first 40 minutes of its version before its theatrical release in 2016, to disastrous fans and critical harangues. Although the film was a box office hit, many fans felt bamboozled by what seemed like a compelling origin story for Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Jared Leto’s Joker tragically cut short of its potential and stuffed in a bloated, clichéd superhero movie.
A fan supported the release of the cup, in the same vein as Zack Snyder’s Justice Leaguewould be an easy win for WB and likely boost HBO Max subscriptions.
Indeed, many proponents of restoring the so-called “SnyderVerse” are also advocating for the release of Ayer’s version of suicide squad.
In fact, Ayer even said he worked with Snyder to make suicide squad dovetailed with the large DC Extended Universe at the time.
This included Snyder’s team shooting a scene with Ezra Miller’s The Flash, which appeared in suicide squadat one point.
After last year’s excellent Zack Snyder’s Justice League, we’re curious if Ayer’s cut might actually fare better than the original version after all. Before the unexpected success of this film – which resonated well with audiences and critics – we weren’t entirely convinced that Ayer’s claims that he had a better version of the film on the cutting room floor were accurate. . But it seems anything is possible in a post-Snyder Cut world.