Earlier this week Snyder confirmed that his Justice League cut is heading to HBOMAX in 2021. This inevitably re-ignited the conversation about alternate cuts of other poorly-received superhero movies also possibly getting released down the line. David Ayer’s Suicide squad also experienced its share of drama during post-production. Now, Ayer is addressing whether a new version of his film is likely to see the light of day.
Ayer actually fueled the rumor mill himself with a pair of mysterious postings on Twitter. Shortly after the Snyder Cut news broke, Ayer too to his Twitter and tweeted out some Joker related images that appeared to suggest that the announcement of a Suicide Squad director’s cut wasn’t far behind. Unfortunately, when a fan suggested that certain legal hurdles would prevent this from happening, Ayer essentially confirmed that this was the case.
The ball is firmly in Warner Bros. court on this one. It certainly bodes well that Ayer doesn’t seem to harbor any ill will toward the studio. Ayer has also said that there’s a lot more footage of Jared Leto’s Joker nestled somewhere in the WB archives. Regardless, there’s the matter of what kind of resources the studio is willing to give Ayer to realize his true vision of the film. Warner Bros. is reportedly giving Snyder an estimated $20-30 million to properly finish his Justice League cut.
Would you like to see a director’s cut of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad down the line? Let us know in the comment section below!
In my opinion having a directors cut of Suicide Squad doesn’t do anything to excite me at all, because even with the extended cut that WB released a few years back after the release of BVS didn’t do anything for me. The scenes in the extended cut was still choppy to the point to where none of the scenes that they added into the extended cut didn’t do anything to enhance my viewing experience and there were still scenes missing from the movie.
When a directors cut or extended cutters released it’s suppose to enhance the experience, because it’s suppose to be from the directors perspective. I also feel like the studios needs to start having faith in their directors because that’s why they hired big names directors in the first place. Why hire them when you want to control everything that they do and not give them the creative control that they deserve?