‘Suicide Squad’ Director Says James Gunn Has Plans To Release ‘Ayer Cut’

The Director’s Cut will always be of interest to fans, and according to Suicide Squad‘s director David Ayer, his will be released… one day.

Ayer reignited discussions about his cut of the Suicide Squad after posting a photo of Jared Leto’s Joker on X (formerly known as Twitter). When a fan questioned the recency of the supposed new image, Ayer responded with a very long ‘Ted Talk’.

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“What’s your advice on how to navigate this situation with grace? There’s a genuine curiosity and interest from a lot of people. And I’m aware of there is another group of people that have fun mocking the film. Your comment is a perfect example of how many are magnetically drawn discussion to the 2016 film in a negative way. Have you ever had an experience in life that didn’t until the way you wanted, that dragged you, that made you rethink everything? I have,” wrote Ayer.

The director then went on to claim that his cut of Suicide Squad is much better than the studio release and that it has garnered “real and organic” interest. He later revealed that the new DC Universe Co-CEO James Gunn has plans to release his cut.

Ayer acknowledges that Gunn’s current priority is to launch his new DC Universe and while it is unclear when the Ayer Cut will be released, it will “have its time to be shared”.

“All I know is my unseen film plays much better than the studio release. The interest in my cut being shown seems real and organic. And Gunn told me it would have its time to be shared. He absolutely deserves to launch his DC universe without more drama about old projects,” continued Ayer.

“In a way, I’m chained to this thing. I’m riding a tiger here and navigating this situation the best I can. Life is a very strange journey. Welcome to my Ted talk.”

The last time Warner Bros released a director’s cut was for the DC movie, Zack Snyder’s Justice League back in 2021. Fans were thrilled to experience the #SnyderCut but the studio has maintained a distance from the movie, even up till today.