David Ayer Has Given Up On His "Ayer Cut" Of SUICIDE SQUAD: "[The] Studio Has No Interest"

David Ayer Has Given Up On His "Ayer Cut" Of SUICIDE SQUAD: "[The] Studio Has No Interest" David Ayer Has Given Up On His "Ayer Cut" Of SUICIDE SQUAD: "[The] Studio Has No Interest"

It seems David Ayer has given up hope of ever getting the opportunity to revisit 2016's Suicide Squad and finally releasing his director's cut of the movie...

By MarkCassidy - Jan 03, 2024 11:01 PM EST
Filed Under: Suicide Squad

David Ayer has held out hope that Warner Bros. would eventually release his director's cut of 2016's Suicide Squad for many years, and only recently confirmed that he had discussions with DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn about unveiling his original vision for the supervillain team-up movie to the world.

However, it seems Ayer has now officially thrown in the towel.

When asked for an update on Twitter, the filmmaker made it clear that he's "done with DC," because the studio has "no interest" in releasing his cut of the film.

Ayer also responded to someone asking about Gunn initially showing his support for the Ayer Cut, and he appeared to suggest that the GOTG Vol. 3 director may have simply been overruled.

It's a shame that we'll likely never get to see Ayer's cut of Suicide Squad, but, in all honestly, Warner Bros. making the decision to re-release a critically-panned movie - no matter how different this new version may or may not be - was probably always going to be a long-shot, especially with the DCU reboot on the horizon.

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THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 1/3/2024, 11:18 PM
Are those HAHAHA eyebrows...
DrReedRichards - 1/3/2024, 11:36 PM

Yes. Yes, they are.
Taonrey - 1/3/2024, 11:19 PM
The fact that Warner signed off on this Joker design is baffling
LiteraryJoe - 1/3/2024, 11:21 PM
This movie is the definition of low hanging fruit.
Forthas - 1/3/2024, 11:22 PM
What was the studio going to gain by releasing it? If the film was as good as Ayers says it is, it would just infuriate fans and show that the downfall of the DCEU was their fault.
dracula - 1/3/2024, 11:27 PM
Dc was done with him a long time ago
dracula - 1/3/2024, 11:28 PM
already learned not to give a rat a cookie after the snyder cut
GeneralZod - 1/3/2024, 11:32 PM
Ayer is such a victim.
Shivermetimbers - 1/3/2024, 11:44 PM
@GeneralZod - hope this is the last we hear about this completely unasked for “Ayer cut” that he keeps bringing up for no damn reason
DanFlashesShirt - 1/4/2024, 1:42 PM
@Shivermetimbers - i think he sees all 57 of the hardcore snyder fans still in his mentions asking about it and thinks there’s a mass appeal to releasing it, “but the evil studio won’t allow it!!”
dracula - 1/3/2024, 11:32 PM
Ayer at WB meeting :
GhostDog - 1/3/2024, 11:38 PM
@dracula - Ayer when tried to get into the WB building

GhostDog - 1/3/2024, 11:33 PM
Bet you he still doesn’t shut the [frick] up. He’s gonna tweet about this again, bet on it.
McMurdo - 1/4/2024, 12:30 AM
@GhostDog - I think he genuinely feels a lot of anxiety and pain over that movie. He's made some really good flicks prior. Fury and End of Watch are good films. Shoot he wrote Training Day. I think he sees Suicide Squad as an indictment on his career and it's hard for him to get past it because there was some serious studio interference. Perhaps it wasn't a good movie regardless but I can't fault the man for feeling so terrible about the one that got away. I'd watch an Ayer Cut. I just don't see it working within what Gunn wants within a brand new vision for the IP. It would be rehashing old DCEU stuff amidst a brand new period in DC film content. I feel for him but it is what it is. Hopefully he knows he's got it in him to make some banger indy films down the line that show people he's always had it in em.
OriginalGusto1 - 1/4/2024, 11:15 PM
@McMurdo - If you put this much thought into your grindr profile, you could, "maybe", score.
McMurdo - 1/6/2024, 3:20 AM
@OriginalGusto1 - it's January 6th today is the day I finally put this hemorrhoid to good use.
OriginalGusto1 - 1/3/2024, 11:35 PM
Did anyone have any interest?
GarthRanzz - 1/4/2024, 8:55 AM
@OriginalGusto1 - I definitely did. I love the comic especially the late 80s/early 90s run. There were moments in the studio film I liked, and moments I liked in the Gunn version (and moments I hated). I have liked other things Ayer worked on, and feel like his version could have been a step up from the 2016 film.
OriginalGusto1 - 1/4/2024, 11:09 PM
@GarthRanzz - I make jokes, man. Take nothing I say seriously. At this point, I can't [frick]ing remember my own birthday.
1stDalek - 1/3/2024, 11:36 PM
I'm sure this isn't the first time Ayer has said he's done with it.
bobevanz - 1/3/2024, 11:36 PM
I didn't realize Dracula blocked me lol oh well. This movie is poop. Nothing can save it
OriginalGusto1 - 1/3/2024, 11:36 PM
Joker with a bunch of tats, a huge grill...Makes total sense to a criminal mastermind that considers himself a perfect work of art...
OriginalGusto1 - 1/3/2024, 11:37 PM
Especially his smile. Total sense.
OriginalGusto1 - 1/3/2024, 11:39 PM
Jesus, it's like @McGee swearing off being a perv. It just doesn't jive.
Nomis929 - 1/4/2024, 12:38 AM
@OriginalGusto1 -

OriginalGusto1 - 1/4/2024, 11:10 PM
@Nomis929 - Could someone please tell Nomis that i'm not talking to Nomis.
OriginalGusto1 - 1/4/2024, 11:11 PM
A. you're from [frick]ing Atlanta. B. The fact that you're a cowboy fan is just [frick]ing creepy, man.
OriginalGusto1 - 1/4/2024, 11:13 PM
Not "creepy" like @Supercat making fun of those lil cancer kids comemercials, but...still...
OriginalGusto1 - 1/4/2024, 11:14 PM
That shit's not funny supercat.
Nomis929 - 1/5/2024, 8:29 AM
@OriginalGusto1 -

@OriginalGusto1 -

A. I'm from FLORIDA.

B. The fact you're a Lions fan is just (frick)ing Hilarious.

OriginalGusto1 - 1/5/2024, 7:16 PM
@Nomis929 - You're [frick]ing lucky I love you. Dick.
RockBottom - 1/3/2024, 11:42 PM
Neither do I. The DCEU / Snyderverse is dead. Time to move on.
Th3Batman - 1/3/2024, 11:45 PM
Please go away and let this brand move on.
Orangeblack - 1/3/2024, 11:49 PM
Maybe he'll finally shut up about it
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