After the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, there have been more bizarre requests that have now turned into demands. Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut was extremely well received by the fans proving that DC essentially f*cked up the film with its editing. Once Snyder Cut turned out to be a success, DC fans began to push for David Ayer’s cut of Suicide Squad (2016).
When the film was released in 2016 it created waves among DC fans but failed to please the critics. To put it bluntly, the film did not perform as strongly as it was initially marketed. It however managed to garner $745 million in Box-Office collections worldwide. Despite a lukewarm critical response, the film had a sequel, followed by a threequel.
David Ayer takes a dig at WB for ruining his film
After a tweet that criticized David Ayer’s film and subsequent cut, the director took to Twitter to defend himself. He acknowledged the presence of imperfections in his cut. He tweeted,
My cut isn’t perfect. But it’s vastly better that the studio hack job. People have seen it. The typical reaction is shock how much better it is. This is across a sample of ages and fans and non fans. You’re speaking from negativity not openness. Why? 🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/9FXJXg8GwX
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) March 31, 2023
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The director mentions the “Studio hack job” directly taking a jibe at DC. He however means the people who were in the franchise around 2016 and not Gunn and Safran. Rather, the co-heads at DCU are all about giving Ayer the right to showcase what he could not in 2016. David Ayer’s tweet confirms the release of Suicide Squad director’s cut soon enough.
Fans rally to support David Ayer’s cut
Fans support David Ayer to release his cut. It is, in fact, the fans who made it possible, other than David Ayer’s bullheaded decision, to release his cut. The film made a lot of money in 2016 which means it reached a lot of people, is it worth it to again release something just because the edit was not perfect? Fans answer in the affirmative.
Hoping to eventually see it… I think it would work well as an HBO Max original.
— bill (@bill00564493) April 1, 2023
I've never saw any Ayer movie that was bad, not even a DC movie that was, not until they started radically re-editing them after done to follow demographic trends from another studios
— Matt Ribeiro _ Art (@MattArt9554) April 2, 2023
Would love to see it. While I enjoy the version released enough, there's substantial issues that exist. Would be keen to see your take start to credits
— ABunchofComics (@ABunchofComics) April 1, 2023
I really hope your cut gets released. I can’t even imagine how frustrating it would be to have the world judging Suicide Squad without you being able to show the film as intended.
— Devin Hermanson – Fight for Facts (@devinher) April 1, 2023
So do whatever it takes for us to see it !#ReleaseTheAyerCut
— Paul-Emile S-T 🇫🇷 #RestoreTheSnyderVerse (@PE_SchifThi) March 31, 2023
Man, I'd love to see your version.
— S.A.N. (@Scott13288468) April 1, 2023
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The only reason Ayer is pushing so hard it seems is to reiterate his film’s superiority over the studio’s quality. It is not wrong though, as studio productions are often like an assembly line production where the author’s rather the director’s imprint can no longer be found. The film is reflective of the studio and not the director or the writer who wrote it. Ayer probably wants to undo that and ensure that Suicide Squad retains his imprint as an artist.
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Suicide Squad (2016) is streaming on HBO Max.