While the #ReleaseTheAyerCut movement has never really garnered the same support as #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, there are many DC fans who would love to see David Ayer's director's cut of Suicide Squad. Zack Snyder's Justice League was a completely different movie from the theatrical version, and we'd expect the "Ayer Cut" to be similarly unrecognisable.
Snyder's cut of Justice League was primarily released on HBO Max in an effort to shut fans up, and it's since become clear that stunt is one Warner Bros. Discovery has no interest in repeating.
With DC Studios now under the purview of The Suicide Squad director James Gunn and veteran producer Peter Safran, is there a chance we could see Ayer's original take on Suicide Squad? Based on a recent Tweet from the filmmaker, he's clearly optimistic.
"[James Gunn has ]always been a good guy," Ayer wrote. "Has been incredibly respectful to me. As far as my cut - Of course I want it seen. And I believe there's a real shot at it. It just won't be tomorrow."
It would be strange for this new era to kick off with the director's cut of a critically panned movie from six years ago, though would there really be any harm in dropping it on HBO Max or various Digital platforms? It sounds like relatively little work would need to be done to finish it off, and this would be a smart way to placate hardcore fans of the "SnyderVerse."
Only time will tell what Gunn and Safran have planned, though we could always see Ayer brought back into the fold in a different way. For that Gotham City Sirens movie, perhaps?
Do you think we'll see the Ayer Cut of Suicide Squad finally become a reality?