It turns out Zack Snyder wasn’t the only director whose cinematic vision was muddied by studio brass. David Ayer, who helmed the critically-panned but financially-successful “Suicide Squad,” has revealed he’s been toiling away on a director’s cut of the flick that presents the tale as he originally intended.
Ayer made the revelation in a tweet Sunday, confirming the existence of a director’s cut and noting the re-edited film only needs a few special effects added before it’s complete. The announcement has already sparked thousands of DC Comics fans to call on Warner Brothers to release Ayer’s re-edit of the $175 million film, which brought in $746 million in worldwide box office receipts.
‘Suicide Squad’ Director’s Cut Would Be ‘Easy’ and ‘Cathartic,’ Says David Ayer https://t.co/GrmaabptEK
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The chain of events mirrors those surrounding Snyder’s “Justice League,” which underwent significant studio tampering after the director left the project to deal with a family emergency. After being bombarded by fans’ requests and demands for more than a year, Warner Brothers finally relented. Last week, the studio announced the Snyder cut of “Justice League” will premiere on HBO Max in 2021.