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

David Ayer Ideas to Align His Suicide Squad

The failure of the older DCEU is a well-versed tale to every pop-culture fan by now. A series of bad decisions and a toxic workspace led one of the most incredible superhero universes almost to its doom. Undoubtedly, some of this studio’s biggest victims are Zack Snyder and David Ayer. Reportedly, the visionary Snyder who took the responsibility on his shoulders to create an iconic saga also had his contributions to the 2016 Suicide Squad directed by David Ayer.

David Ayer shares there is an Ayer cut of The Suicide Squad
David Ayer, the director of Suicide Squad

The old leadership of DCEU and Warner Bros. had numerous issues within its system. One of the major elements was the lack of creative freedom for its directors. Zack Snyder and David Ayer are the two directors who were the worst victims of this. Their movies got incredibly tormented by both the critics as well as the audiences only to be revealed later that they were highly dissimilar to what their visions actually were.

Zack Snyder also contributed to David Ayer’s cut of the Suicide Squad

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Zack Snyder

Zack Snyder had a wide vision for the then DCEU which he started with the Henry Cavill vehicle Man of Steel. The movie of Superman was succeeded by Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League before the SnyderVerse fell into the chasm of doom. The director’s exit from the Justice League project and then the studio’s attempts to deviate from the original idea of the story by introducing a new director Joss Whedon failed incredibly.

Also Read: “He’s on the edge of moral bankruptcy”: Ben Affleck Was Convinced Zack Snyder Made the Best Decision By Choosing Him to Play Batman

The failure of the so-called Josstice League led to the revelation of the studio’s intervention in the process of movie-making. The fans took to social media to call out WB until finally, they agreed to release the original Director’s 4-hour cut years later on their HBO Max platform. This original cut was deemed much superior to the theatrical cut. But even before Snyder, the director who faced this problem was the 2016 Suicide Squad director David Ayer.

Jared Leto as the Joker in Suicide Squad
Jared Leto as the Joker in Suicide Squad

The movie starring Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Will Smith, and others was demolished by critics and audiences together. But eventually, later it was confirmed that the original vision of the director was way different than what was shown. He openly addressed that the movie was changed to such an extent that it went “apples to oranges”. Amidst all this, in a tweet, he also addressed that even Zack Snyder advised him with ideas so that the movie can be a part of the bigger picture.

So apparently, the 300 director had plans to align the David Ayer movie to the universe he was trying to set up. Now although we got Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the studio openly announced that they would not work on a director’s cut for the David Ayer directorial. On top of it, we also got a soft reboot of the movie by James Gunn titled The Suicide Squad which was deemed superior to the former movie. The reboot also had a spin-off of its own Peacemaker with more waiting in line. But despite minimum hopes for the David Ayer cut, the fans are still active on Twitter demanding it.

Also Read: “An incredible, totally different story”: David Ayer Reportedly Showed His Suicide Squad ‘Ayer Cut’ to a Fan in Private Screening, Sparks Hope For Full Version Soon

Good days for DC might come soon

Peter Safran and James Gunn-the heads of DCU

Even though the complaints for the SnyderVerse and the AyerCut are not going to stop soon, the new leadership of the company points to a brighter future for DC. Following the Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav taking over the charge, things started to change. While he canceled the unimportant projects, he later went on to set up an MCU-type division for the DC movies titled the DCU. James Gunn and Peter Safran were placed as the heads of the DCU.

Also Read: “He’s clearly a very, very talented man”: Henry Cavill Praising DC CEO James Gunn Has Fans Convinced Gunn is Replacing Zack Snyder as Man of Steel 2 Director

With the return of Superman in the DCU and the confirmation of Man of Steel 2, the fans are hopeful that the studio will come back stronger. Even Henry Cavill reveal in an Instagram post that this time, he returned for a longer period. On the other hand, some rumors also cite that the new regime might also show interest in bringing Zack Snyder back as the director of the Superman movie.

But still, these rumors should be taken with a pinch of salt as the studio might now focus on something else rather than opting to return to the SnyderVerse.

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Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.