‘Suicide Squad’ Director David Ayer Reveals New Details On Cut ‘Justice League’ Ties

Suicide Squad director David Ayer took to Twitter to reveal some brand new details that confirm his film had larger ties to Justice League which were eventually cut.

Much has been said about the studio interference at Warner Bros. when it came to projects such as Justice League and David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, with the latter being plucked from the director’s arm and edited by a trailer studio, resulting in two rivalling cuts of the supervillain team-up film. It’s been known for quite sometime that David Ayer wasn’t pleased with the way Suicide Squad turned out due to restrictions and the studio meddling on his vision, a malady extremely similarly to what Zack Snyder faced with Justice League. And just like Zack Snyder, David Ayer has been revealing brand new information that was cut from his original film.

On his official Twitter account, David Ayer responded to a fan who criticized The Enchantress’ plan to “build a machine” by setting the record straight. In his tweet, David Ayer stated that in Suicide Squad, Enchantress was under the control of a Motherbox, a key plot point from Justice League. David Ayer continued by mentioning how all of the Apokalypse references were cut out of Suicide Squad late in the game.

Last year, David Ayer also revealed another Justice League tie-in: Steppenwolf was intended to be the original boss fight at the end of Suicide Squad. Many of the references towards Justice League were stripped away from the final cut of Suicide Squad, which begs the question: why? Was there a lack of coordination and plot points from Justice League were seeping into David Ayer’s Suicide Squad? Was the studio dissatisfied with both projects and decided to do damage control by stripping Suicide Squad of its referential elements so it could be stand-alone?

In the end, regardless the interference on the part of the studio, David Ayer’s Suicide Squad and Zack Snyder’s Justice League received middling reception from both critics and fans. After all, fans lost out on an incredible story that would have given Steppenwolf and his cohorts the justice they deserved. There is one thing that is certain: fans may want to begin advocating for David Ayer’s Cut of Suicide Squad alongside Zack Snyder’s Justice League Cut.

What are your thoughts on David Ayer’s Suicide Squad being stripped of its Justice League tie-in elements? Let us know in the comments!

David Ayer’s 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 James Gunn-directed follow-up will see the return of four cast members from that film: Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag.

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is expected to deliver a new take on the titular supervillain team, with Idris Elba playing a new character on the team, David Dastmalchian starring as Polka-Dot Man, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher, and Steve Agee voicing King Shark. Other cast members confirmed for the ensemble picture include John Cena, Storm Reid, Flula Borg, Nathan Fillion, Taika Waititi, Peter Capaldi, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Mayling Ng, Jennifer Holland, Pete Davidson, Juan Diego Botto, Alice Braga, Tinashe Kajese, Julio Ruiz, and Joaquín Cosío.

The Suicide Squad opens in theaters on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding David Ayer, Justice League and the future of DC Films.

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New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

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