Call for 'Suicide Squad' Ayer's Cut grows loud, but do fans now expect a redo of popular films that bombed?
David Ayer has confirmed that his cut of 'Suicide Squad' really exists
Here we go.
The loud drumming for 'The Snyder Cut' of the 2017 shipwreck 'Justice League' brought much success as Zack Snyder revealed that his cut of the film will air on HBO Max in 2021. Following this, some desperate fans are wishing the same for David Ayer's 'Suicide Squad', which was another disaster, that released a year before Snyder's film.
Having gone on record to say that while there was worth more of ten minutes that had been cut from the film, Ayer didn't expect it to see the light of day or make much of a difference. Yet, he's busy stoking the fire and tweeted to a fan's query that the Ayer cut exists. "Of course it exists. And it is almost complete except for some visual effects," he wrote. The call for Ayer Cut has gained momentum and fans are determined to make this wish come true as well.
To be fair, in Snyder's case, a new director had stepped in and Synder's vision was majorly changed with reshoots of scenes and apparently drastic changes made to certain storylines, even cutting out Ray Porter's Darkseid. But in the case of 'Suicide Squad', this was all Ayer's vision. The film itself was a clunky mess. Ayer firmly maintains that some scenes of the Joker didn't make it to the film, but how will that salvage it?
Ayer had earlier reasoned with Collider, "We have a chunk, there’s definitely over 10 minutes of material on there. But this cut of the movie is my cut, there’s no sort of parallel universe version of the movie, the released movie is my cut. And that’s one of the toughest things about writing, shooting, and directing a film, is you end up with these orphans and you f---ing love them and you think they’d be amazing scenes and do these amazing things but the film is a dictatorship, not a democracy, and just because something’s cool and charismatic doesn’t mean it gets to survive in the final cut. The flow of the movie is the highest master."
Just, hold on to that thought?
*Sigh*. *Groan*. Personal opinions aside, are we going to expect a non-theatrical release of every big-budget film that crashed and burned? Are the studios going to give in to the demands of fans? Well, while this is highly impractical, it would also serve as a bubble burst for fans, who seem to believe that some masterpiece of a film is tucked away and hasn't seen the light of day. There's a reason, why these films are edited too, so that it can look less bloated. There's possibly a reason why every scene doesn't make it to the film.
In other words...move on, and wait for better films to come and stop holding on to a fantasy.
What's next, a cut of 'Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice?'