Suicide Squad: David Ayer opens door to director’s cut

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut is happening – and now David Ayer has suggested it wouldn’t be tricky to assemble a Suicide Squad director’s cut too.

Perhaps this was inevitable. Following the announcement last week that Warner Bros was spending the best part of $30m allowing Zack Snyder to assemble his cut of the film Justice Leaguemore on that here – attention has also turned to another notoriously troubled production.

This time it’s David Ayer’s commercially-successful – yet critically maligned – take on Suicide Squad. Released in the same year as Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, the franchise is now getting a soft reboot with James Gunn at the helm. But it was pretty well known that Suicide Squad had a difficult post-production, involving a lot of re-editing.

In response to questions about a director’s cut of the movie, Ayer has responded via his Twitter account, and very much held the door open to such an option.

He declared that his director’s cut of the film 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”, he added.

You can find his Tweet here.

With the Justice League Snyder cut heading to HBO Max next year, and a new cut of Suicide Squad likely to be do-able at a fraction of its cost, absolutely don’t rule this one out happening…


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