Suicide Squad’s Ayer Cut Would Not Require Any Reshoots

Suicide Squad’s Ayer Cut Would Not Require Any Reshoots

Director David Ayer recently took to social media to discuss the ever-growing swell of fans hoping for a “director’s cut” of his 2016 film Suicide Squad. According to the director, releasing a new cut of the film wouldn’t be too hard at all, if allowed.

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Participating in a sort of Q&A session on Twitter, Ayer replied to a handful of fans who had sent in questions to another Twitter account. When it comes to budgetary needs for potential reshoots, Ayer said that the film wouldn’t need reshoots whatsoever, and would simply need “some VFX work.” This comes as a stark contrast to the likes of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which required several reshoots and a larger budget to prepare it for release.

Elsewhere, Ayer also said that there was a discussion between himself and director Zack Snyder on making the films line up with one another in what was the DC Extended Universe. He also confirmed that his version of Suicide Squad is “shockingly different” than the one that was eventually released in theaters, calling the two “apples and oranges” in their comparisons. This tracks with what editor David Hickman said last year, when he said the original movie was a “much darker” film overall.

Last year, Ayer took to Twitter to defend his role as director of the original Suicide Squad, where he said that his version of the film was a more intricate and emotional journey.  “The studio cut is not my movie. Read that again. And my cut is not the 10-week director’s cut – It’s a fully mature edit by Lee Smith standing on the incredibly [sic] work by John Gilroy,” Ayer said in his initial note.

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It’s uncertain as to whether fans will ever get to see the proper David Ayer cut of Suicide Squad, but with fans having mobilized and successfully petitioned DC and Warner Bros. to release Zack Snyder’s cut of The Justice League, it’s not impossible.


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