The cut of Suicide Squad most people saw in theaters was a hot mess and director David Ayer has been quite open about how this movie was butchered by Warner Bros. after the failure of Batman V Superman and the success of Deadpool. What we saw in the theaters was a fairly generic film that was only marginally better than Justice League, though some would argue that the latter was better.
Many fans already know that the movie did the development of Harley Quinn dirty but it looks like they also messed up Katana. If you watch the cut we saw in theaters, they literally had Rick Flagg awkwardly describe her character since she literally does nothing but fight in the film. It seems like there were more interesting plans if Ayer is to be believed.
She had a bigger role in my cut https://t.co/TDIZ85Gdsn— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) June 30, 2020
Suicide Squad might have its fans but critics were not impressed with the DCEU film and DC has been quick to throw this movie under the bus with The Suicide Squad from James Gunn coming out next year. However, there has been increased vocal support for an Ayer Cut of Suicide Squad, which could happen now since Zack Snyder’s Justice League is becoming a reality in HBO Max.
If we do get an Ayer Cut, it will be interesting to see just how different Katana’s story would have been. She really feels like an unimportant character who was only added since the hero was gaining some momentum in comics and nothing else. Here’s hoping we see Katana used better in the future.
Suicide Squad is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD while The Suicide Squad is coming out next year.