David Ayer Says Jared Leto’s Joker Was Better In Original ‘Suicide Squad’ Cut

According to the director, the DCEU's Joker was better in the original cut of the film.

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Suicide Squad director David Ayer explained on Twitter that Jared Leto’s Joker performance was better in the original cut.

The theatrical cut of Suicide Squad has become infamous after the DC film was vastly changed from David Ayer’s original intention for the supervillain team-up movie. Ayer has previously offered insight about what the cut had looked like before the studio decided to rework it in the aftermath of both Deadpool and Batman v Superman. But after the recent news arrived online that Jared Leto will return as the Joker in Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max, the Suicide Squad director told fans on Twitter that the actor was better in the original cut.

The director had also previously revealed where fans can find the closest version of his Suicide Squad cut, but many still hope to see it in live-action. When a fan on Twitter said they’d like to see more footage of Jared Leto’s Joker, David Ayer simply explained that the actor was “vastly better” in the original cut. It’ll be interesting to see how fans will react to the HBO Max release of Justice League, and if it ultimately leads to David Ayer assembling his original vision of the 2016 film.

Are you excited to see more of Jared Leto’s Joker in Justice League? Should David Ayer’s original Suicide Squad cut get released on HBO Max? Sound-off in the comments below!

Here is the synopsis for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad:

It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

Written and directed by David Ayer, the film stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, and Scott Eastwood.

Suicide Squad is available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the franchise and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

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Eammon Jacobs

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