Suicide Squad Director Confirms Joker Tried to Replace Harley Quinn

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It seems like David Ayer is finally opening up about his original plans for Suicide Squad now that fans are calling for the Ayer Cut of the DC Extended Universe flick. For instance, the director has just confirmed that Joker actually tried to replace Harley Quinn while she was incarcerated in Belle Reve.

Back in the early days when Suicide Squad was still being filmed, there were leaked images of Joker being accompanied by a woman in red that doesn't appear to be Harley. This led to speculations that the DC supervillain had attempted to find women to replace Harley while she was imprisoned.

Interestingly, one fan reached out to Ayer with the theory and got a response that was straight to the point. Take a look at the filmmaker's reply below.

"It's not wrong," Ayer wrote. However, he did not elaborate any further on his response.


It's no secret that Ayer had wanted to focus on the relationship between Joker and Harley in Suicide Squad. The director even went on to state that the theatrical release "eviscerated" Harley's story arc, something that made him very unhappy with the final result. However, fans have not given up hope on the possibility of the Ayer Cut being released. In the meantime, Warner Bros. has not yet made any announcement about the director's cut of Suicide Squad being released any time soon.

Do you think Suicide Squad should get an Ayer Cut? Could it be a different movie in the end? Sound off in the comments below.

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