Lasy week, DC fans rejoiced as director Zack Snyder revealed that his fabled director’s cut of Justice League will finally see the light of day on HBO Max in 2021. However, many social media users took little time to revel in their victory. Instead, they channeled their energy into a new campaign in support of the director’s cut of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. As first reported by insider Jeremy Conrad for DCEU Mythic, a new rumor points to Warner Bros. taking the matter seriously.
The latest rumor suggests that the executives at Warner Bros. are considering releasing David Ayer’s original vision. Following the less-than-stellar reaction to 2016’s Suicide Squad, the filmmaker made it clear that a lot of his film was left on the cutting room floor. While the film’s home release includes a slightly extended version, even that does not paint a complete picture of Ayer’s vision.
Following the confirmation of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Ayer took to Twitter in support of this DCEU film receiving the same treatment. Additionally, The Suicide Squad director James Gunn has offered his support to the movement as well.
This rumor should be taken with a grain of salt for now. The #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement lasted years before the official announcement. However, Warner Bros. is likely to capitalize on the excitement for its DC universe following years of scrutiny. Ayer’s cut of the film has been seen by many who preferred the director’s vision over what was released theatrically. The cut reportedly includes a lot more of Jared Leto’s Joker.
Recently, Full Circle’s own Noah Levine defended Suicide Squad from its detractors. “While Suicide Squad certainly suffers from some abrupt editing choices, strange dialogue, and repetitive flashbacks, its dedication to the exploration of such strange characters and how they interact is incredibly intriguing,” the piece explains.
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The Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters on August 6, 2021.
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