David Ayer praises James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad whilst slamming studio cut of Suicide Squad

David Ayer has posted an emotional letter on Twitter that praises James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad and revealed information about his director’s cut of the polarising 2016 film Suicide Squad.


Ayer wrote:

“I put my life into Suicide Squad. I made something amazing – My cut is intricate and emotional journey with some ‘bad people’ who are shit on and discarded (a theme that resonates in my soul). The studio cut is not my movie. Read that again. And my cut is not the 10 week director’s cut – It’s a fully mature edit by Lee Smith standing on the incredibly work by John Gilroy. It’s all Steven Price’s brilliant score, with not a single radio song in the whole thing.”

Read the full post below:


After the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, many DC Comics fans have begged Warner Bros. to release the Ayer’s full vision. WarnerMedia Studios CEO Ann Sarnoff responded in March saying that the studio will not “be developing David Ayer’s cut.”


James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is already out in cinemas in the UK and has already been met with rave reviews, including Ayer who wrote:

“I’m so proud of James and excited for the success that’s coming. I support WB and am thrilled the franchise is getting the legs it needs. I’m rooting for everyone, the cast, the crew. Every movie is a miracle. And James’ brilliant work will be the miracles of miracles.”

The Suicide Squad will be release in the United States on August 5, while streaming on HBO Max for a month the following day.


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