With the release of Zack Snyder’s Snyder Cut of the Justice League, fans were ecstatic to finally experience the movie as it was originally intended to be. We see our favorite superheroes in avatars that were just more raw, rustic, and true to their characters in the previously unreleased take of Zack Snyder.
Continuing this saga of the original intentions, David Ayer, the director of the 2016 DC blockbuster Suicide Squad was being kept a close eye on, hoping to be the next in line to receive the next Snyder Treatment from Warner Bros. by releasing an Ayer Cut version of the film.
And it looks like the fans might just get what they want.
Ayer Cut Screened In Secrecy?
David Ayer has been vocal about his support for the grassroots campaign to release his version of the movie, with the director showing his passion for the project via social media. the director has been sharing little hints that tease about the cut’s existence. Back in October 2020, a tweet from the veteran filmmaker indicated that he saw his cut recently, potentially hinting that he might be working on it after all.
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As of recent events, we have confirmation from The official Twitter account of the ‘Release the Ayer Cut’ movement, which revealed that Suicide Squad director David Ayer screened his version of the movie to one of its admins.
I had the honour of being shown ‘The Cut’ by @DavidAyerMovies
No bs. 2hrs 23m of incredible! A totally different story! Forget the theatrical. This movie has a deeper message – Admin 1
— ReleaseTheAyerCut (@RTAyerCutSS) October 6, 2022
And just to spice things up, the man David Ayer himself confirmed the claims as he retweeted this post with a teasing GIF.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) October 6, 2022
The user shared that the Ayer Cut has a runtime of 2 hours and 23 minutes while also confirming that it is a “totally different story:”
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Further, the admin talks about how the cut contained a more mature take on the whole premise of the film, combining it with deeper character arcs and development that made this version better in so many ways.
Will We Witness An “Ayer Cut”?
To put it simply. We don’t know.
This simple statement will still keep the Ayer Cut in speculation of whether Warner Bros. will go ahead with the idea of letting us witness the Suicide Squad as it was intended to be in the original. But there is no denying the existence of a more mature, gritty, and fun unreleased version of the film out there. Plus, with the release of Snyder Cut of Justice League, the release of Ayer Cut of Suicide Squad doesn’t seem so implausible anymore. Until then, we can still look forward to the day that it becomes a reality.
And truth be told, it seems very likely that the day is not that far away.
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Source: The Direct