David Ayer has expressed his desire to release his original version of Suicide Squad, following the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max.
In an interview with EW, Ayer reinforced the need for the ReleaseTheAyerCut campaign by vocalizing how “amazing” his version of the 2016 film was before the alleged studio intervention – after previously stating that his “heartwarming drama turned into a comedy “by studio executives after the mixed reception of Batman v Superman and the box office performance of Deadpool.
“I get it, it’s a business,” Ayer told EW, Mortal Kombat full movie speaking on the subject again. “It’s frustrating because I did a really heartfelt drama and it broke into pieces and they tried to turn him into Deadpool, which it wasn’t supposed to be. And then you take the hit, you’re the captain of the ship, my name was on it. [Laughs] Although I didn’t represent what I really did, I would take all the bullets and be a good soldier. I made an amazing movie. It’s an amazing movie, it just scared off the executives. ”
While Ayer indicated that he understood why the studio took an entrepreneurial approach to its Suicide Squad cut, he noted that community-driven initiatives may be exactly what the industry needs to bring about a change in the way that studios see projects, perhaps opening up the potential for “different things, different versions, different assets” to be shared with an audience.
“I think the studios now see that there may be canon, there may be no canon, the fans just want to touch it,” explained Ayer. “They love the characters, they just want to spend more time with them. And people are much more sophisticated about how movies are made and they want to participate in the journey. There is room for different things, different versions, different assets that are shared with the. audience. I think it just helps strengthen the community. ”
Yesterday he credited Warner Bros. for supporting Zack Snyder and “having the courage to explore” his version of Justice League after a legion of fans joined in an online collective that executives ultimately couldn’t. ignore, which resulted, in part, with the studio giving them exactly what they demanded when announcing plans last year to go ahead with the Justice League Snyder Cut.