What Are We?… Some Kind of… Director’s Cut?
We all knew that it was probably going to happen at one point or another. Not like director David Ayer was being very secretive about what was happening behind the scenes. Nor was he making it a secret how annoyed he was with his newly edited Suicide Squad.
With the newly found success and fan praise for WB releasing the Justice League Snyder Cut, it makes sense. Definitely seems that they are desiring to find some semblance of success with the release. So now Ayer wants to get in on that success, whether financial or personal.
Considering that Snyder Cut is going to cost an additional $30 million dollars to complete, Ayer’s cut should be a no brainer. At least, according to how he described it.
“My cut would be easy to complete. It would be incredibly cathartic for me. It’s exhausting getting your ass kicked for a film that got the Edward Scissorhands treatment. The film I made has never been seen.”
Ayer was also very vocal about he felt with the cuts/edits made to decrease runtime and increase the humor. He was not happy with how the cuts, saying they made the film feel cheap, uninspired and left plot holes. Originally he had threads and endings planned for the whole cast.
“Good screenwriting means complete arcs culminating with some kind of closure for each main character. It’s not rocket science. When you cut the joists the building sags.”
Very Telling Information
His example was that the only, ONLY, story thread that got left in was Diablo killing women and children. Kinda says a lot for how much was cut from the final release.
According to leaks and the director himself, we missed out on a lot of things with Suicide Squad. Including Jared Leto’s Joker having more than 90% of his footage left on the cutting room floor.
Yes – Enchantress / June Moon were more solidly arced out in my cut. https://t.co/Zoaaug3cTU
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 24, 2020
Additionally, Suicide Squad was originally meant to have much more tying into Snyder’s Justice League. With a completely different villain and much more prolonged story arcs for the character. Worst part about those tidbits, is that they were completed.
David Ayer and crew had already filmed, rendered and edited all of the footage that got cut. But, when execs viewed the final product they thought it needed to be more family friendly and not push the PG-13 rating. So they gave it to a third party editor and we got the result.
Now it’s time to see if #releasetheayercut gets the same treatment as the Snyder Cut. When you consider how many naysayers said that Snyder’s version would never happen, can’t help but have some hope.
What do you make of Ayer’s comments on his original Director’s Cut version? Let us know in the comments below and let us know your opinion on the Ayer Cut.