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“We’re listening and open to everything”: James Gunn Seemingly Shuts Down Suicide Squad Ayer Cut Officially, Reveals He’s Focused More on New Stories For the DCU

James Gunn subtly asks fans to forget about The Ayer Cut

James Gunn and Peter Safran getting crowned as co-CEOs of DC Studios naturally mean a lot of impending change is going to take place in the franchise in no time. Even Dwayne Johnson dropped certain easter eggs about the same during the promotion of his film, Black Adam, as he teased fans by claiming how the hierarchy in the franchise was about to be changed and how “something big” was coming.

James Gunn
James Gunn

And he was right about the first part, as an insider recently revealed that both the new heads are going to have to win the approval of other filmmakers and creators before going through with projects and ideas. So, there you have the change in hierarchy.

As for the “something big,” James Gunn seems to have confirmed that too, as he recently announced that the DC Universe will be expanding into what will apparently be a whole new universe with various new films and shows on the way. However, paired with that, there is a rather unfortunate piece of information as well, as the filmmaker also seems to have hinted at the Suicide Squad Ayer Cut won’t see the light of day after all.

James Gunn seemingly asks fans to move on from The Ayer Cut 

Various fans across the DC fandom have been tweeting about wanting the franchise to restore the Arrowverse by bringing back the sci-fi show, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow which got canceled after running for seven seasons. And at the same time, people are also dying to want to see David Ayer‘s version of the 2016 film, Suicide Squad, aka, The Ayer Cut. And James Gunn has finally addressed the same.

After what must have been a hectic week for both the new co-CEOs of DC, Gunn hopped on Twitter to update fans about everything that is going on as well as to let them know that their wishes about wanting to see certain projects aren’t going unnoticed.

Related: Zack Snyder Reportedly Gave David Ayer Ideas to Align His Suicide Squad Director’s Cut to Become Coherent With The Larger DCEU

Suicide Squad (2016)
James Gunn seemingly shuts down hopes of seeing The Ayer Cut

“Opened up Twitter at the end of a long, creative weekend to see the many tweets to #SaveLegendsofTomorrow & #ReleaseTheAyerCut & fan support for other DC projects over the years. The majority of these requests were enthusiastic & respectful.”

Although Gunn mentioned that the opinions and wishes of fans are being heard thoroughly, the franchise is now going to be fully focused on introducing various new stories and characters through fresh projects. So from the looks of it, The Ayer Cut probably doesn’t stand a chance anymore.

James Gunn seems to have something big and exciting in store for DC fans

Chances of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad making it to the big screens are looking even lesser now that Gunn has clarified how DC is invested in all its upcoming projects.

However, that doesn’t necessarily mean a bad thing, for the Peacemaker director has simultaneously hinted towards expanding DCU into an even bigger universe by claiming that fans will soon witness “the biggest story ever told” through multiple films and shows.

The Guardians of the Galaxy director remarked that though the “workload of their new positions” is restricting them from interacting with fans in a consistent manner, they are still very much aware of their wishes.
Gunn and Safran seem to have big plans for the DCU
Gunn and Safran seem to have big plans for the DCU
“We are listening & open to everything as we embark on this journey, & will continue to do so for the next few years.”
“But all our initial focus is on the story going forward, hammering out the new DCU, & telling the Biggest Story Ever Told across multiple films, television shows, & animated projects. 
We invite all of the DC fandoms from across the multiverse — and everyone else as well — into this new universe. We can’t wait to reveal more.”
Yet another cliffhanger! But it would definitely be worth the wait, considering Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel 2 is already said to be progressing with various new projects like Peacemaker season 2 and The Flash ready for release in the upcoming year.
Source: Twitter

Written by Khushi Shah

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