The unthinkable happened when DC fans were finally able to convince Warner Bros. to release the Snyder Cut, a version of Justice League that would adhere to Zack Snyder’s vision as opposed to the version we got that was completed by Joss Whedon. Obviously this type of success proved that fans can generate change, and they then began working their way towards David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. While David Ayer was always the sole director of Suicide Squad, he did mention quite frequently that the film suffered from a lot of studio interference. And as such, it turns out that there’s quite a bit from the film that audiences have had yet to see. One such example being a new image of actor Jared Leto as the Joker in Suicide Squad.
Obviously Suicide Squad became a lot more comedic by the time the finished product came out. This is relatively different from David Ayer’s initial intentions for Suicide Squad. You can get a glimpse of what Ayer originally intended with Suicide Squad via a new image of the Joker posted below. Although the character’s design remains the same, it’s still an eerie enough shot of the iconic villain.
While the character remained in a healthy portion of the film, there were still several instances where Jared Leto’s Joker was outright removed. One can only imagine that’s where Jared Leto’s disappointment with the role began, along with everyone else hoping to see Leto succeed as the character.
Unfortunately, it’s unknown if we’ll ever get to see the entirety of what was cut or altered from Suicide Squad. David Ayer still occasionally posts images of deleted footage on his Instagram profile, hence where this Joker photo came from, so the hype is certainly still alive. In fact, more fans seem to push the idea of releasing the “Ayer Cut” as time goes on.
And with Justice League successfully receiving its own Snyder Cut, maybe there is hope for the Ayer cut of Suicide Squad after all.