Many early films from the DCEU did not exactly receive the best reception from fans or critics. One such example was Justice League. Although, fan demand for Zack Snyder’s original vision of the film was enough to convince Warner Bros to recut and re-release the movie. As such, some fans are hopeful for similar edits, such as a Suicide Squad Director’s Cut. Unfortunately, Warner Bros has revealed that there aren’t any plans for such a release. While Zack Snyder’s Justice League received a massive push by Warner Bros, it looks like they don’t have the same kind of faith in David Ayer’s DC ensemble Suicide Squad.
This was revealed in a new interview with WarnerMedia CEO Ann Sarnoff. She was asked about the possibility by Variety, and while some fans would have no doubt preferred a more hopeful answer – it seems it just isn’t going to happen. As stated rather matter-of-factly by Ann Sarnoff:
“We won’t be developing David Ayer’s cut.”
Plenty of fans were no doubt disappointed by the response. And, what’s more, it seems more than just the fans were upset about Sarnoff’s response. In particular, director David Ayer himself responded to the situation. He gave a very simple albeit direct question on Twitter:
Interestingly, there have been suggestions in the past that a director’s cut of the film does exist. While it hasn’t quite been confirmed, Justice League was in a very similar position at one point. It wasn’t until a massive amount of fan demand convinced Warner Bros to have Zack Snyder re-shoot and re-cut the film for them to re-release. Perhaps with time a similar move can be made with Suicide Squad. For now, however, Warner Bros just doesn’t seem to have the interest in a Suicide Squad Director’s Cut. So perhaps we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. Zack Snyder’s Justice League has proven that nothing is impossible.