It turns out Zack Snyder wasn’t the only director whose cinematic vision was muddied by studio brass.
David Ayer, who helmed the critically-panned but financially-successful “Suicide Squad,” has revealed he’s been toiling away on a director’s cut of the flick that presents the tale as he originally intended.
Ayer made the revelation in a tweet Sunday, confirming the existence of a director’s cut and noting the re-edited film only needs a few special effects added before it’s complete. The announcement has already sparked thousands of DC Comics fans to call on Warner Brothers to release Ayer’s redit of the $175 million film, which brought in $746 million in worldwide box office receipts.
This is a good question. My cut would be easy to complete. It would be incredibly cathartic for me. It’s exhausting getting your ass kicked for a film that got the Edward Scissorhands treatment. The film I made has never been seen. https://t.co/FkeHAlNoV0
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 25, 2020
The chain of events mirror those surrounding Snyder’s “Justice League,” which underwent significant studio tampering after the director left the project to deal with a family emergency. After being bombarded by fans’ requests and demands for more than a year, Warner Brothers finally relented. Last week, the studio announced the Snyder cut of “Justice League” will premiere on HBO Max in 2021.
Do you think director’s cuts of either of these movies will make them good? What’s made Marvel superhero movies more successful than DC movies?