While Zack Snyder managed to gain the fan support to see his cut of Justice League completed and released via HBO Max, David Ayer hasn’t had the same luck. In fact, David Ayer and his attempt to see his original cut of Suicide Squad released have both been rejected by WarnerMedia Studios CEO Ann Sarnoff. As such, it seems unlikely that we’ll be getting to see David Ayer’s original Suicide Squad cut any time soon. Of course, fan support could always change such things as it did with Justice League. It’d just take awhile to convince the studio. In the meantime, however, David Ayer has been sharing glimpses at his original vision for Suicide Squad – which includes a naked version of Joker that you can see below.
The image comes via concept art that was shared by David Ayer on Twitter. The never before seen image is an interesting look at the iconic villain, one which paints him as a very vulnerable character. It also shows off just how many tattoos he has covering his entire body. Of course, the scene was ultimately excised from the full movie – but it seems that’s only one of many, many changes that David Ayer’s take on Suicide Squad suffered. Hopefully with the right amount of healthy fan support, David Ayer can see his uncut version of the film see the light of day.
Until then, all we will have are glimpses at the film through concept art and images, such as this one that shows Jared Leto’s Joker naked and on the floor. Nevertheless, it’s nice that David Ayer stays connected with fans in such a way. It’s also an interesting reminder of what the character started out as, considering Zack Snyder’s Justice League got rid of the tattoos and grills completely.
And with that in mind, stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any updates on all things Suicide Squad. This includes whatever teases from the film David Ayer has to offer, and whether or not we’ll get to see a full cut of the film released someday. Until then, fans can still see James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad when the film is released via theaters and HBO Max on August 6, 2021.