David Ayer Calls For The Release Of His Suicide Squad Cut

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by James White |
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Just when you thought that the planned release of the Snyder Cut of Justice League had put to rest directors suggesting that their original visions for superhero movies should be put out in the world, along comes David Ayer, who wants the world to see his original cut of Suicide Squad.

Ayer, responding to a tweet from Collider's Steve Weintraub, famously disagreed with Warner Bros. over the version of Suicide Squad that saw cinematic release, and has previously remarked that he had a different take in mind for several storylines.

From the sounds of it, Ayer's cut of Suicide Squad would not take the same level of resources as Zack Snyder's Justice League (which is reportedly budgeted around $20-$30 million) and would finally allow him to show off what he truly wanted to do with the movie.

Yet there's also a problem: Warners has The Suicide Squad, a follow-up/semi-reboot on the way next year from James Gunn, and having a separate cut of the original could be confusing for some audiences and take away from the marketing/release of that film. We'd guess that if it happens at all (and the Snyder release means that nothing is impossible), it would likely not see screens until after that movie has been and gone in cinemas.

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