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David Ayer Says A Director’s Cut of Suicide Squad Would Be ‘Easy to Complete’

May 25, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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The Snyder Cut release announcement may have opened the floodgates, as now David Ayer says he could conceivably complete his intended cut of Suicide Squad. As you likely know, HBO Max announced last week that the long-rumoured “Snyder Cut” of Justice League will release on the service next year. Warner Bros. has been particularly notorious for interfering with director’s visions, and Ayer, who has long said that the Suicide Squad released wasn’t the vision he wanted out, has weighed in on the possibility of a director’s cut of Suicide Squad hitting the service at some point.

Ayer noted that an “Ayer Cut” would be “easy to complete” and “incredibly cathartic for me,” adding, “It’s exhausting getting your ass kicked for a film that got the Edward Scissorhands treatment. The film I made has never been seen.”

There is no indication, it must be said, that Warner Bros. is considering this. The studio released a director’s cut of Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad was, like Dawn of Justice, a critical flop but financial success. (Suicide Squad also has an Oscar!) The fan consensus around the cut of Ayer’s film that was released is similar to that of Dawn of Justice post-Directors Cut, so there would seem to be less incentive for a Suicide Squad directror’s cut to be released at this point.