Warner Bros. Says No To an ‘Ayer Cut’ of Suicide Squad
With Zack Snyder’s Justice League finally out, many subscribers are hopeful that its success on HBO Max will convince Warner Bros. to let another filmmaker complete his own DC movie as he originally envisioned it. That would be David Ayer, writer and director of 2016’s Suicide Squad. In recent years, Ayer has been vocal about how studio interference caused the theatrical version of his film to suffer. He also shared that a director’s cut would be “easy” to finish. But unfortunately, we won’t be seeing this version of the movie anytime soon.
Variety recently caught up with WarnerMedia Studios CEO Ann Sarnoff following the Snyder Cut’s debut. When asked if HBO Max would ever give Suicide Squad a similar makeover, she simply answered, “We won’t be developing David Ayer’s cut.”
This confirmation is sure to disappoint a lot of fans, especially Ayer himself. Last summer, Ayer described WB’s handling of Suicide Squad’s post-production as “the Edward Scissorhands treatment.” More importantly, he repeatedly expressed an interest to return to the edit bay to complete the film he originally set out to make. Regardless, WB has put the kibosh on those plans. In fact, it sounds like they’re firmly planting the SnyderVerse in the rearview.
“I appreciate that they love Zack’s work and we are very thankful for his many contributions to DC,” said Sarnoff. “We’re just so happy that he could bring his cut of the Justice League to life because that wasn’t in the plan until about a year ago. With that comes the completion of his trilogy. We’re very happy we’ve done this, but we’re very excited about the plans we have for all the multi-dimensional DC characters that are being developed right now.”
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