David Ayer Says ‘Suicide Squad’ Theatrical Cut Was Not His Vision; Excited For James Gunn’s Take

Suicide Squad director David Ayer has expressed his frustrations with not being able to fulfill his vision but also his excitement for James Gunn’s iteration in a series of tweets.

In response to critic David Ehrlich who called out the fan excitement for James Gunn’s upcoming Suicide Squad to be hypocritical after the reception to the original film was muddling, David Ayer responded by saying that he was not able to fulfill his vision. By not being able to do so, he felt as if the comments he has received were unwarranted. However, David Ayer stated that he was excited for James Gunn’s vision for The Suicide Squad.

You can check out the tweets from David Ayer below.

We do have a behind-the-scenes indication that David Ayer’s original vision was tampered with and there were rival cuts of the film being screened to Warner Bros. execs. A decent amount of footage, mostly featuring Jared Leto’s Joker, was cut out of the film, and it was heavily edited. We most likely won’t be seeing David Ayer’s original cut of the film anytime soon, though we do have James Gunn’s version of the Suicide Squad to look forward to.

Just yesterday, James Gunn revealed the cast for The Suicide Squad, which sees Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, and Jai Courtney returning. The film is expected to be a fresh take on the franchise that capitalizes on the best parts of David Ayer’s version, namely a few of the spot-on casting choices.

The first Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker.

The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news on David Ayer, James Gunn and the future of the DC Extended Universe!

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DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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