David Ayer reveals original planned big bad in Suicide Squad
It’s no secret David Ayer’s Suicide Squad was put through the studio wringer before it even began filming and in his latest social media revelation regarding his original cut, the 52-year-old writer/director revealed that the original big final boss fight in the film was set to be a parademon before Warner Bros. nixed the idea.
Ayer previously confirmed that parademons were set to be in the film and had a drastically different look in comparison to the ones that made their big-screen debut in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and his follow-up Justice League, but this new revelation confirms that Incubus, who had bizarrely little screen time for the “final big bad” in the theatrical cut, was never intended to be such.
The ball is firmly in Warner Bros. court on this one. It certainly bodes well that Ayer doesn’t seem to harbor any ill will toward the studio, nor with Gunn and vice versa. Ayer has also said that there’s a lot more footage of Jared Leto’s Joker nestled somewhere in the WB archives. Regardless, there’s the matter of what kind of resources the studio is willing to give Ayer to realize his true vision of the film. Warner Bros. is reportedly giving Snyder an estimated $20-30 million to properly finish his Justice League cut, but with Ayer recently confirming he wouldn’t need anywhere close to that to finish his version, many are questioning why not just allow him to go for it.
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