The success of Zack Snyder's Justice League movement paved the way for comic book film fans to continue pushing for the release of another DC Extended Universe film and that is David Ayer's cut of Suicide Squad. According to the director himself, the 2016 theatrical version we all got to see wasn't his film and instead, Warner Bros. stepped in to do some reshoots to give the project a "lighter" tone ala MCU.
However, despite the call from fans to have the "Ayer Cut" released, WarnerMedia executive Ann Sarnoff recently came out to burst everyone's bubble and say that there are no plans to work on the supposed cut. Instead, they are now moving forward with their own plans for the DC film franchise some people dubbed as the "Hamadaverse".
All hope seems to be lost right now but The Suicide Squad director James Gunn took to Twitter to give fans a very promising update about the status of the Ayer Cut. When asked by a fan if he thinks there's an actual chance that the famed cut will ever see the light of day, Gunn responded with an encouraging remark. He wrote: "I think there's a chance of that." Check it out here:
I think there's a chance of that.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) April 1, 2021
It's a genuinely nice gesture from the Guardians of the Galaxy director but honestly, I don't think Gunn has that level of creative pull to actually claim that the Ayer Cut getting released would be possible. At the end of the day, the final answer lies in the hands of Warner Bros. but by the looks of things, they're pretty determined to move on and avoid getting pressured by fan movements.
James Gunn's The Suicide Squad hits cinemas and HBO Max this August.
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