‘Suicide Squad’: David Ayer Says His Cut Was ‘Ripped To Pieces’

He also revealed who rewrote a huge portion of the film.

Suicide Squad director David Ayer explained his original cut was “ripped to pieces” and also revealed who rewrote huge portions of the film.

It’s no secret that David Ayer’s Suicide Squad was vastly changed during production and post-production which led to a hugely disappointing final version of the film which wasn’t well-received by fans or critics. But over the last year, Ayer himself has opened up about the situation and revealed his original plans for various characters. While many fans have campaigned to get Warner Bros. to release the original cut of the film, the director took to Twitter to stress how much footage was left on the cutting room floor.

David Ayer was answering questions from fans on Twitter when he revealed that the first 40 minutes of Suicide Squad was the hardest to cut, and his original vision for the film was “ripped to pieces” by the studio. He pointed out that the negative reception to Batman v Superman combined with Deadpool‘s undeniable success caused the studio to rethink the direction for the supervillain team-up movie. He then explained that Geoff Johns was the one who rewrote pages of the script that he had to reshoot. Take a look at David Ayer discussing the film below.

What do you make of the director’s tweets? Are you surprised that Geoff Johns rewrote parts of Suicide Squad? Do you want to see the original cut? 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.

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Eammon Jacobs

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