SUICIDE SQUAD Director David Ayer Backs-Up Criticism Of Warner Bros.' Handling Of The Movie

SUICIDE SQUAD Director David Ayer Backs-Up Criticism Of Warner Bros.' Handling Of The Movie SUICIDE SQUAD Director David Ayer Backs-Up Criticism Of Warner Bros.' Handling Of The Movie

David Ayer has answered a bunch of questions about Warner Bros.' handling of Suicide Squad, and the director confirmed that the studio interfered to a large degree...

By MarkCassidy - Jan 02, 2024 06:01 PM EST
Filed Under: Suicide Squad

Warner Bros./DC Studios revisiting 2016's soundly-panned - though financially successful - Suicide Squad for its elusive "Ayer Cut" has always seemed highly unlikely, but director David Ayer has always sounded pretty confident that he will be given the opportunity to release his original vision for the movie some day.

The filmmaker continues to share new details about the movie on social media, and he doesn't sound quite as sure about his vastly different cut seeing the light of day.

Ayer was asked a number of questions about the movie on Twitter, and in addition to going over how exactly his original take on Suicide Squad different from the theatrical version, he backed up theories that WB basically hijacked the film in an attempt to make a "GOTG type of film" by copying "everything about the MCU."

Have a read through Ayer's posts below.

Ayer has indicated that he has spoken to James Gunn about potentially developing his director's cut of Suicide Squad, but with the DCU reboot on the way and Gunn's own recent revamp, The Suicide Squad, already out there, we would be very surprised if there was any official movement on the project.

Would you have any interest in seeing the "Ayer Cut"? Drop us a comment down below.

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Feralwookiee - 1/2/2024, 6:13 PM
Holy shit.
This guy might even be more of a case of hemorrhoids than Snyder. He just keeps popping up.
Would've-could've-should've means nothing.
You got paid. Get over it.
It's been SEVEN YEARS. Let it go you hack.
DocSpock - 1/2/2024, 6:15 PM

Can't we just put Snyder & Ayer in a corner in their own special room where they jerk each other off & whine to the heavens forever about how the studio ruined their sh!tty movies?

Feralwookiee - 1/2/2024, 6:19 PM
@DocSpock - I'm throwing Josh Trank in there too, and making it a steel cage match!
Ryguy88 - 1/2/2024, 8:58 PM
@DocSpock - but snyder actually got to release his movie and it was 100x better than the studio version.
DocSpock - 1/2/2024, 10:20 PM
@Ryguy88 -

True. Snyder cut was way better than the theatrical cut.

But it was still a bad movie.

AlexGSpeaks - 1/2/2024, 10:26 PM
@DocSpock - This! A thousand times this!
DocSpock - 1/2/2024, 10:44 PM
@AlexGSpeaks -

This is something the SnyderHeads just can't understand or accept.

Just because the Snyder cut is significantly better than the studio cut, that still does not even come close to making it good.

Ryguy88 - 1/3/2024, 7:34 AM
@DocSpock - I'm not a snyder head, I like maybe 4 of his movies
DocSpock - 1/3/2024, 9:05 AM
@Ryguy88 -


I loved Watchmen. I liked 300 a lot. I also thought the fight scenes and special effects in Man of Steel were spectacular.

Ryguy88 - 1/3/2024, 3:27 PM
@DocSpock - watchmen, Man of Steel and Justice League are all really good movies imo. 300 was good too but more of just a spectacle that doesnt hold up on repeat viewings.

His other movies I either didnt like or never had any interest in watching, like rebel moon.

But relating to this post, Zach was right that his version was originally butchered and I'm glad he got the go ahead to finish his. If other directors get to do the same, I'm all for it.
Dotanuki - 1/2/2024, 6:16 PM
WB needs to pay this man!!

For therapy. Imagine your friend prattling on about a breakup 7 years ago when they have had numerous semi successful relationships since then? LOSER.
Feralwookiee - 1/2/2024, 6:21 PM
@Dotanuki - This post.^
dracula - 1/2/2024, 6:16 PM

Leto's Joker sucked (including the performance)

He got the Harley/Joker relationship wrong. They are not bonnie and clyde or sid and nancy, that people make them out to be. Joker is a user and will cast her out when he doesnt need her anymore. He is not recuing her.

the costumes look like they raided hot topic and a sporting goods store

Enchantress was the wrong choice for the villain
DudeGuy - 1/2/2024, 6:17 PM
Alright, boo hoo already. You got [frick]ed over, lesson learned, move on.
dracula - 1/2/2024, 6:19 PM
End of Watch and Fury are the only good movies this guy has directed

netflix even cancelled the sequel to that fantasy cop movie
dracula - 1/2/2024, 6:26 PM
Ill say what i say in all these situations with hollywood complainers

Put it in the contract or stop complaining.

Sylvester Stallone was paid $35,000 to write and star in the original Rocky, or else they wouldnt have let him star in the movie. Still though he negotiated for a percentage of the box office and ended up gettin around $20,000,000. They only gave him that because they didnt think it would be a hit.

Christopher Nolan made bank on Oppenheimer, getting everything he wanted on paper, including 20% of the box office.

Only time i say different is with actual creators, not adaptors.
GhostDog - 1/2/2024, 6:28 PM
bobevanz - 1/2/2024, 6:29 PM
Go away, you look like a fool
AnthonyVonGeek - 1/2/2024, 6:31 PM
This again? He was once a respected director but now I’m like…
philinterrupted - 1/2/2024, 7:14 PM
I know we’re not supposed to negotiate with terrorists but please WB, release his movie so we don’t have to have him continue to yammer about it.
MyCoolYoung - 1/2/2024, 7:15 PM
I don’t think he’s wrong. If you watch that movie it’s edited to shreds. The will smith “lady you are evil” always come to mind
NinnesMBC - 1/2/2024, 7:43 PM
@MyCoolYoung - It's really badly edited? I didn't know. But it would make sense.

The actual line though, it's accurate. XD
MyCoolYoung - 1/2/2024, 8:50 PM
@NinnesMBC - it’s terribly edited lol WB saw how bad bvs did and made them take out any connection to it and justice league. Originally enchantress was supposed to be under control of a mother box
Baf - 1/2/2024, 7:26 PM
If it's a better movie, I'll watch.
NinnesMBC - 1/2/2024, 7:44 PM
I've seen crazier kind of revivals happen across the years so while I'm not a fan of the movie or that iteration of the characters, one just never knows for sure.
ModHaterSLADE - 1/2/2024, 7:56 PM
Comes off as the kind of dude to hold a grudge against his parents for not getting him what he wanted for Christmas as a kid.
Super12 - 1/2/2024, 8:19 PM
Complain all you want, but I think he's right. He was robbed and his film was given the WB treatment. I'd love to see his actual vision come to life, but I'm not gonna lose any sleep over it.
MyCoolYoung - 1/2/2024, 8:54 PM
@Super12 - I don’t get how this isn’t the sentiment. Nobody’s clamoring for this cut but it’s obvious he got wronged. I enjoyed suicide squad in a guilty pleasure type way but it’s terribly edited. The guardians mandate is obvious. They looked like Sony antihero villains
PapaSpank54 - 1/2/2024, 8:43 PM
He didn't do himself any favors when he said it was his cut upon release. But I really feel for the guy. I highly doubt his cut is a great movie or anything but I guarantee it's better than the theatrical, likely more coherent too. And unlike Zack's I imagine his doesn't need additional photography. I really hope his version sees the light of day sometime.
CharlesLeeRay - 1/2/2024, 10:30 PM
Omfg! Just release the dem thing, lets see if it's half as good as Gunn's movie.
ObserverIO - 1/3/2024, 4:23 AM
I'm down for an Ayer Cut. Like why the hell not? What's the big important reason for not releasing it? It wouldn't be too costly, but I guess WBD are kinda flat broke right now, so maybe it'll have to wait a minute.
slickrickdesigns - 1/3/2024, 8:53 AM
I just don’t think they should release it because Ayer at least can always say it was studio interference that ruined his movie. I don’t think he’ll be happy with people trashing his directors cut. I don’t think more Leto as the Joke would make a better film anyway.

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