When James Gunn was tapped by Warner Bros. to write and direct The Suicide Squad, there was a lot of uncertainty surrounding how that movie would tie into 2016's critically panned Suicide Squad. Ultimately, it served as both a reboot and loose sequel, though the filmmaker seemed largely unconcerned with what had come before.
Released during the height of the pandemic, even glowing reviews unfortunately weren't enough to save Task Force X's big screen return from being anything other than a box office disappointment.
As a result, it's hard to imagine Warner Bros. revisiting the property, even with Gunn now in charge of DC Studios (we are, however, getting a spin-off in Waller and more Peacemaker).
As for Suicide Squad, director David Ayer - who once said he was done talking about the movie - continues to campaign for the Ayer Cut.
The #ReleaseTheAyerCut movement is seemingly going nowhere, but Ayer recently responded to a fan disappointed it isn't part of the DCU slate by saying, "I spoke to [Gunn] a while ago. All with patience. He has the right to put together his new universe before visiting the past. Cheer up. Good things are coming."
This is beginning to get a little tedious, and it still seems hard to believe that, at some point in the next 5 - 10 years, DC Studios will drop the Director's Cut of a movie that no one beyond hardcore fans on social media is asking for.
We're sure the Ayer Cut of Suicide Squad is a much better movie (it certainly sounds like one), but there's really no need for it now, especially with the DCU clearly desperate to shed the negative connotations that surround the DCEU.
What do you guys think?