“I believe there’s a real shot at it”: David Ayer Believes James Gunn Will Release the Ayer Cut of Suicide Squad After DCU Head Reveals They’ve Been Communicating

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Ever since David Ayer’s Suicide Squad hit the cinemas back in 2016, DC fans have practically been begging the filmmaker to release his original cut of the movie, but the audience has only received uncertain and precarious responses with regard to the same.

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Suicide Squad’s Ayer Cut might just happen after all

And with the recent changes that occurred in DC Studios with James Gunn and Peter Safran taking over as co-CEOs, people were almost convinced that they won’t be getting the Ayer Cut anytime in the foreseeable future. However, a string of tweets between David Ayer and James Gunn that recently took place seems to have sparked a seed of hope among fans.

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David Ayer Hints at the Possible Release of the Ayer Cut

Renowned American filmmaker David Ayer recently responded to the tweet of a seemingly agitated fan about the possibility of releasing the director’s cut of the 2016 movie, Suicide Squad, claiming that “there’s a real shot at it.” 

When asked if the Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is ever planning on moving ahead with the Ayer Cut, the former American Navy submariner replied with a subtle yet somewhat affirmative answer about the film’s future.

“He’s always been a good guy. 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.”

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David Ayer

Gunn too, however, seems to second the statement of the Bright director, claiming how the two are communicating about certain things, one of which is hopefully the Ayer Cut getting a release.

I’ll 2nd what David said about him, both inside & outside of Twitter (yes, we communicate outside of Twitter – believe it or not, our DNA does not begin with an @).
Although this can still be considered a progressive step forward from the radio silence on the whereabouts of the Ayer Cut, there is again a great amount of unpredictability with regard to its release, which as Ayer stated, won’t be happening anytime soon.

DC Fans Are Counting On James Gunn’s Word For the Ayer Cut

After years of running after DC and Ayer to release the Ayer Cut and even starting a whole new hashtag on Twitter with the name “Release the Ayer Cut”, the DC fandom might just be getting their wishes fulfilled in the future.

With Gunn backing the Street Kings’ filmmaker up on the subject of the Ayer Cut seeing the light of day, fans are relying on the new head of the superhero franchise to actually make it happen after such vehement anticipation, and they’re definitely excited for the same.


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James Gunn


Fans are also acknowledging the Peacemaker director for communicating with them and being so open about the workings of DC as always. People seem to be all up for these kinds of positive interactions with DC directors, and with Gunn being honest with them, the audience is establishing a great relationship with the filmmakers, something which will definitely serve as a brownie point to the franchise.


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No further information about the Ayer Cut has been revealed yet, including any details about its potential release. But with the way Gunn and Safran are steering the course of the DC Universe, hopefully, it’ll be sooner than later.


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