Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson sure wasn't kidding when he said that the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe was about to change. Warner Bros. Discovery recently confirmed that James Gunn and Peter Safran will be leading DC Studios moving forward and the jolt of energy it created was unlike anything the franchise has ever experienced.
Gunn has always been known for having his finger on the pulse, which is why some fans are convinced that certain movements like the Snyder Cut and Ayer Cut campaigns will succeed under his "new" DCU. However, that doesn't seem to be the case.
Taking to Twitter, the Peacemaker and The Suicide Squad director addressed the future of the recently-rebranded franchise and what fans can expect. Some folks pointed out that it's an indirect way of saying that projects like the Ayer Cut won't happen, despite the persistent demand from the fandom. Uncertainty in James' statement aside, David still responded exuberantly to the DCU update and wrote: "Beautifully said James. DC is lucky to have you". Check it out here:
I don't know about you but Gunn's response seems to be an indication that DC Studios isn't planning on releasing the Ayet Cut anytime soon. From a business standpoint, it does make sense for the studio to prioritize fresher content to help rebuild the franchise. However, considering both directors have been vocal about their respect for one another, you would assume that the project would have easily gotten a pass now that Gunn is in charge. Never say never though because Gunn has proven that he's in touch with the fandom.
David Ayer's Suicide Squad is available to stream on HBO Max.