David Ayer’s magnum opus Suicide Squad faced an unfortunate time at the editing table under the old leadership of the DC Franchise. The version of the movie that came into the theaters got eviscerated by both the critics and the audience. Since the whole tale of the editing room came to light, the fans are continuously demanding for the original cut on the internet. And looks like Ayer Cut can finally see the face of reality after the head chairs of the DCU recently changed their holders.
The storm of #ReleaseTheAyerCut gained momentum after the success of the campaign regarding the Snyder Cut. Recently a thread of Tweets between David Ayer and one of the new heads James Gunn hints that Ayer can also receive a chance similar to Zack Snyder to showcase his original vision to everyone.
James Gunn speaks on David Ayer’s cut of the Suicide Squad
Recently the franchise of DC went through a lot of changes after the leadership of WBD got into the hands of David Zaslav. Although some of their initial decisions were criticized heavily, now the fans are appreciating the steps being taken for the revival of one of the biggest superhero franchises. The inclusion of James Gunn and Peter Safran as the heads of the DCU similar to Kevin Feige in the MCU is one of the biggest decisions they have made till now.
As the fans are expecting the studio to walk on the path of rectification and fixed most of the mistakes under the old regime, the demand for the Ayer Cut is more than ever. It is repeatedly claimed by David Ayer that what he envisioned and what we saw are two completely separate versions. One of the biggest catalysts in this movement was the release of the original Zack Snyder cut of the Justice League which was butchered by the studio to a mess during its initial 2017 release.
Recently, James Gunn, in a thread of Tweets acknowledged the fans’ demand regarding the Ayer Cut and the Legends of Tomorrow which still points to a minute ray of hope for these projects. It got more interesting when the Suicide Squad director himself even replied to it.
Beautifully said James. DC is lucky to have you 🙏🏼 https://t.co/IF4ARMYn0f
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) November 7, 2022
Fans were extremely delighted when the Guardians of the Galaxy visionary acknowledged the demands of the fans regarding the DC projects which received a fair chance. This proved to be a silver lining to the fans who appreciated the colorful take on the 2016 Suicide Squad and wanted to explore the full version of it. On top of it, the reply by David Ayer praising Gunn adds another layer of speculation over all this.
Is the Ayer Cut really happening under James Gunn?
It can’t be said with complete confirmation if the Director’s cut of the movie starring Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, and Will Smith is truly being greenlit by the DCU. Although the chances are very scarce, we have to dwell on the path of assumptions. Despite releasing Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max, the old regime denied releasing the original cut of the 2016 anti-heroes movie. Now it is to be seen if the Peacemaker creator can greenlight the Ayer Cut for the fans.
The probabilities can also be deemed high after observing James Gunn’s connection to the Suicide Squad movie. Recently it was also reported that a fan was shown some extra deleted footage from the movie which featured Jared Leto and gang raiding the Arkham Assylum. If the reports are to be believed, then the scene is remarkable and showed the potential of Leto’s Joker, who got heavily trashed and trolled in the theater cut.
The Future of the DCU
But even if they don’t want to work on the former projects again, they also have a potential large-scale line-up for the future. After the mid-credits scene in Black Adam, the fans are extremely excited to watch the reign of Henry Cavill’s Superman once again on the big screen. Besides Man of Steel 2, it is also reported that the script for the sequel of the Black Adam is also reportedly finished. On the other hand, we have many colossal upcoming films in the form of Shazam 2, The Flash, and Aquaman 2.
With the unison of David Zaslav and the visionary heads of the studio, it can be hoped that we will receive a well-woven consistent storyline for the DCU. It would also be hoped that they give complete freedom to the creators so that there won’t be any other situation like Zack Snyder and David Ayer.
Suicide Squad and all the movies of DC can be streamed on HBO Max.
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