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Wait… are we about to get the Ayer cut of Suicide Squad now too?!

May 24th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Waaaait a minute? Is this actually happening now too?

As soon as the dust started to settle after the revelation that we’re getting Zack Snyder’s Justice League (here), the fans started to turn to Warners/AT&T/DC to implore them to also give us the Ayer Cut of Suicide Squad.

When Batman V Superman was released in 2016 and the negative reviews started to flood in Warners panicked and immediately began script changes on Justice League before eventually bringing in Joss Whedon and completely altering the movie. But Just League wasn’t the only movie changed.

Ayer’s Suicide Squad also suffered, with connections to Batman V Superman and Justice League being erased as much as possible; Ayer himself has been fairly vocal about the changes, with Jared Leto’s Joker having a much larger role and teaming up with Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress in the movie.

We also know that the plan was to have the ‘beam in the sky’ be a boom-tube and that the monsters were originally set to be parademons with Steppenwolf being a part of the story.

So now AT&T, who are behind HBO Max and the release of the Snyder Cut of Justice League have got involved.

Below is a chat that took place where a fan asked Ayer on Twitter to release the Ayer Cut of Suicide Squad and AT&T replying firstly ‘one thing at a time’, then saying ‘Anything is possible. All it takes is a little magic’.

So… are we set to get the Ayer Cut too?!

Adding to all this excitement, there has been other things going on around it all.

When another Twitter user asked Ayer if his cut of Suicide Squad exists, he replied: “Of course it exists. And it is almost complete except for some visual effects.”

He also gave us a new image of Leto’s Joker which seems to be from the end of Ayer’s movie when Joker – who we can clearly see is hurt after his helicopter crashed after his attempt in the movie to rescue Harley Quinn – teams up with Enchantress:

The director was also asked if the scene in the movie where Joker killed Tattooed man, played by Common, was all there was or if there was more to it? It seems the scene was even darker originally than we were given and Joker actually talked him into killing himself!

A while back Ayer defended the theatrical cut of the movie, saying that ultimately it was his vision for the movie that was released: “This cut of the movie is my cut, there’s no sort of parallel universe version of the movie, the released movie is my cut.

“And that’s one of the toughest things about writing, shooting, and directing a film, is you end up with these orphans and you f—ing love them and you think they’d be amazing scenes and do these amazing things but the film is a dictatorship (laughs), not a democracy, and just because something’s cool and charismatic doesn’t mean it gets to survive in the final cut. The flow of the movie is the highest master.”

But it seems that he is being a bit more open about how changed his movie actually was.

Heck, even Forbes magazine has said that HBO Max should release both the Snyder and Ayer cuts: “This is WarnerMedia’s chance to kickstart HBO Max. Just as the MCU is using Disney+ to expand its cinematic realm, Warner Bros. has a financial incentive to change its approach to its extended universe and flood HBO Max with DC content. A new study showed that people are much more likely to sign up for HBO Max because of its DCEU offerings than they would be for either Game of Thrones or Friends.”

It goes on to say that this could be a real money-earner for all involved.

All I know is that a few weeks ago The Snyder Cut was a dream of fans all over the world and now it’s happening. If I were a betting man, I’d be putting money on this happening too.

What say you all? Let me know…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….