The 'Release the Ayer Cut' has been a movement, so to speak, that has picked up traction on social media over the years to offer support to David Ayer over his version of the 2016 superhero film.
Those who have been looking forward to David Ayer's cut of 'Suicide Squad' have some sad news. The writer-director seems to have ceremoniously put the bitter past behind him and has declared to all his fans, admirers, critics and film aficionados, in general, that he is done. "I am done with DC," said Ayer, to be precise.
In his latest interaction with fans on X (formerly Twitter), 'The Beekeeper' director poured his heart out and confessed that the (DC) "Studio has no interest in releasing it (Ayer Cut)" and that he has moved on from the whole ordeal.
"You’ll be fine after a good cry. I feel healthier. It’s a wound that needs to heal," he wrote in response to a fan wondering if he wasn't going to "fight" for his cut anymore. David Ayer, interestingly, had exuded optimism only a couple of months ago and wrote on X that James Gunn told him that the 'Suicide Squad' Ayer Cut "would have its time to be shared". However, having endured a long crusade, looks like he has given up for good.
The 'Release the Ayer Cut' has been a movement, so to speak, that has picked up traction on social media over the years to offer support to David Ayer over his version of the 2016 superhero film. Ayer, of course, made his "DC debut" with 'Suicide Squad' and though the film made a lot of money, many of his fans felt that he was off-colour as a filmmaker.
'Suicide Squad' was critically panned and currently resides among the lowest-rated DC Studios films to date. However, many believe that the Ayer Cut, much like the Snyder Cut, is the actual output that does justice to David Ayer's talent.
Ayer has himself divulged that his cut is starkly different to what the studio released back in 2016. In a recent tweet answering a fan about what separates the two versions, he said that his take includes the complete arc of the Joker (played by Jared Leto) and the "character was scary and formidable". Ayer added that aside from Harley (Quinn), too, having a larger arc, his version also boasts a different ending and that it's not just a matter of a scene or two but of the vision in itself.
"I made a great movie," said the 55-year-old filmmaker, after having previously described his cut as an "intricate and emotional journey with some bad people who are shit on and discarded. The studio cut is not my movie. Read that again" in an open letter.
'Suicide Squad' stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis and others. The film is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video and Jio Cinema.