Ayer Talks Up Original “Suicide Squad”

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

Warner Bros. Pictures made it clear the other week with CEO Ann Sarnoff saying straight up there are no plans to do with David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” what they did with “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” and allow the helmer to “restore his original vision”.

2016’s “Suicide Squad” saw the film go through a change of tone in the wake of the underwhelming response to “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” – one that saw the movie re-edited heavily by a trailer-cutting company and snagging some of the worst reviews of all the DC films in the process.

In a new interview with EW, Ayer has spoken about his ‘Ayer Cut’ of the film and still thinks Warners could please the fans by allowing him to release his original and darker version of the film – one that he doesn’t think will take away from James Gunn’s semi-sequel and semi-reboot “The Suicide Squad”:

“I think the studios see now that there can be canon, there can be non-canon, the fans just want to touch it. They love the characters, they just want to spend more time with it. And people are way more sophisticated about how movies are made and want to

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