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Suicide Squad: Jared Leto wants film’s director’s cut to be released on a streaming platform

The Academy Award winner played the role of the Joker in the David Ayer directorial

Shilpa S
Nov 20, 2021
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It seems Jared Leto is on David Ayer’s side when it comes to releasing the director’s cut of the 2016 film, Suicide Squad. Ayer had directed the DC film, which starred Jared in the lead role as Joker.

The Academy Award winning actor told Variety that he indeed wanted Ayer’s version of the film to be released by Warner Bros. The actor even suggested that it be released on a streaming platform, quipping ‘that’s what streaming’s for’.

Ayer had taken to Twitter to agree with Leto, with the caption “If you own IP and you have a mandate to monetize it from your shareholders that’s exactly what you do.”


For the uninitiated, Ayer had released a statement claiming that his own director’s cut of Suicide Squad existed, which he said was vastly different from the version that the studios had released. The DC film had received negative reviews. Since the director’s statement, fans had expressed their desire to have Ayer’s version released as well.

In addition to Jared, 'Harley Quinn' Margot Robbie, John Cena and Joel Kinnaman also weighed in on the situation. All of them had expressed their desire to see the director’s cut of the film.

Similar events had also taken place in regards to 2017’s Justice League. After the film opened to negative reception, director Zack Snyder had said that the released version was different from his director’s cut. The revelation followed a mass fan campaign asking for the director’s cut to be released and the same premiered on HBO Max in March, 2021.

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