In what is arguably the biggest statement from a studio that the voices of the fans will be heard, WB is finally giving Zack Snyder his day in the sun and allowing him to finish and release the Snyder Cut of Justice League. This was thanks to a massive fan campaign and petitions to get the Snyder Cut released after the fiasco that was the Joss Whedon edition of the film. Now, with the Snyder version finally coming to HBO Max this year, fans are ready for their next campaign: The David Ayer Cut of Suicide Squad. The DCEU’s answer to the success of Marvel’s off-beat group of misfits in Guardians of the Galaxy, Suicide Squad had tons of potential but was hindered by micromanagement from the studio, especially in the editing process.
While WB hasn’t let us in on whether an Ayer Cut of the film is even an option, director David Ayer is gladly stoking the fire. Literally. Ayer has now released an unused clip of a burnt faced version of the Joker.
David Ayer has been vocal recently about his version of the film he tried to make and that his cut does actually exist. Now, he is fueling the hype for the Ayer Cut by releasing this Joker scene that wasn’t in the theatrical cut. In actuality, Ayer supposedly shot around 200 minutes of Joker footage which the studio then trimmed down to something like less than 10 minutes of screen time in the film for Jared Leto’s take on the Clown Prince of Crime. Here is the scene is question:
— ReleaseTheAyerCut (@RTAyerCutSS) January 16, 2021
The scene is literally just a three second clip with a burnt Joker (most likely after the helicopter crash seen in the film) saying “You should be ashamed of yourself”. Without any other context, we can only assume that Joker is talking to Harley Quinn and accosting her for basically leaving him to die in the crash. He could be speaking to Amanda Waller, who called for said helicopter to be shot down. Regardless, this 3 second clip is just enough kindling to get fans in a tizzy about the possibility of the Ayer Cut finally seeing the light of day.
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