Zack Snyder may have been able to release his version of Justice League on Max, but Suicide Squad director David Ayer is still campaigning one for the release of his original version of his DCEU movie; which was said to have been heavily edited after the poor reception Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
#ReleaseTheAyerCut may go trending every once in a while, and Ayer has recently shared another breakdown of everything WB had cut from his darker version of Suicide Squad. Here’s his post:
Asked and answered.
It’s honestly not worth answering again. But here goes – I had a complete Joker arc and character was scary and formidable. Harley had an arc – it was her movie. Diablo lived. Different ending. Enchantress / June had character arcs and made sense. Flag had a… https://t.co/TAg6Knpdzj
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) January 2, 2024
We don’t know exactly what went down at WB when they decided to change the cut of the film, but it was said that after the divisive reaction of BvS, they decided to get Trailer Park, a studio that specialized in trailers, and who also provided the Bohemian Rhapsody trailer of the movie, to cut the film to what is known as the theatrical version.
The closest thing that fans got to what Ayer considers his version of the movie was the first look that was released at SDCC Comic-Con—way before the release of Batman v Superman.
We don’t know if James Gunn and Peter Safran will eventually let Ayer release his version of the movie, but Ayer seems to have been very vocal lately, so maybe he knows something we don’t. Personally, I’m always on the side of the creatives being able to release what they originally wanted, so I say #ReleaseTheAyerCut and give us Jared Leto’s intended take on the Joker.