Despite the hype on the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, there has also been some renewed interest in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. Ayer has been talking about the movie a lot online lately, and he just revealed one deleted scene that was in the trailers.
The scene in particular is the one from the Bohemian Rhapsody trailer where Katana’s pupils get enlarged. We don’t get to see that scene in the film, but apparently, it was Katana getting possessed by the Enchantress. Here’s Ayer’s post:
We don’t really know the reason why it was cut from the film, but I feel it would have made for a more interesting scene for the character. While a lot of people loved Margot Robbie and Will Smith, there was a lot of wasted potential with other characters, and Katana was the one who got the shortest end of the stick.
For now, it feels like Ayer has been campaigning to get fans to ask for HBO to release his cut of Suicide Squad as well. He’s been talking a lot about how Jared Leto’s Joker was wasted, and how we "haven’t seen anything yet" when it comes to the character. With Snyder being able to have his vision realized, I think it would be great if Ayer was given the chance too; seeing as it was his film that was the first of the DCEU entries to be heavily edited by the studios.
While an "Ayer Cut" does seem to be unlikely for Suicide Squad, I think we could get an update depending on the reception of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. The sequel, The Suicide Squad, is set to come out on Aug. 6, 2021.