Article by Chris Foti
After Zack Snyder and HBO Max shocked the world with the announcement of the Snyder Cut of Justice League, fans immediately started to think of another movie that Warner Bros. interfered with. Hence, the Suicide Squad Ayer Cut was born.
Director David Ayer has been pretty vocal for a while that the Suicide Squad movie we got was not his original vision of the film. In fact, since the Snyder Cut announcement, Ayer has been going off on Twitter about how easy his cut of Suicide Squad would be to complete. He’s also said that the original Comic-Con footage for the film is more in line for his vision than what we ended up getting.
Unfortunately for fans, just because HBO Max breathed life into the Snyder Cut, doesn’t mean #ReleaseTheAyerCut will automatically work.
While speaking with the Verge, HBO Max’s Tony Goncalves said there are no current plans for other fan campaigns.
Look, [the Snyder Cut] definitely [is not a precedent]. There’re different types of fandoms. My reference to the fandoms is the fact that we’re in a space where consumers are loud. Consumers guide, and we absolutely have to listen as industry, but that doesn’t mean that we will go and invest our dollars in every single fandom that exists.
While this doesn’t look good for an Ayer Cut, never say never. Warner Bros. was adamant for years that the Snyder Cut did not and would not exist, yet now they’re pumping $20 – $30 million dollars into completing it.
The difference here is Suicide Squad was actually financially successful, despite some negative reviews. Justice League was a critical bomb, so there’s less incentive to go back to it.
Ayer has been a good soldier for Warner Bros. and never spoke badly about them, but has definitely spoken up about his cut of Suicide Squad in the last couple weeks since the Snyder Cut announcement. If the Snyder Cut of Justice League is a huge success, maybe they will change their minds and give us the Ayer Cut of Suicide Squad.
Do you want to see it? Let us know!
Zack Snyder’s Justice League comes to HBO Max in 2021.