David Ayer addressed some rumors about Suicide Squad and said that the Steppenwolf reveal never made it past the scripting stage.
Ever since Suicide Squad came out, there’s been a lot of speculation regarding David Ayer’s original vision for the film. The theatrical version of Suicide Squad sets up Justice League during the mid-credits scene with the appearance of Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne. However, we’ve known that Steppenwolf was originally going to appear in the film at the end as well. There have also been rumors in regards to how much of Jared Leto’s Joker was cut out of the film, with some saying that the cut scenes can make-up an entire Joker movie.
David Ayer took to Twitter and addressed both Suicide Squad rumors. In the tweet, Ayer says that there wasn’t an entire film’s worth of Joker scenes cut and revealed that the Steppenwolf scene was never shot. You can see Ayer’s original tweet below.
No not enough for a Joker movie. Yes parademons yes a Steppenwolfe reveal at very end. That got changed in script early prep never went to camera. https://t.co/l16ATC4KUq
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 10, 2020
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The first Suicide Squad film 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. However, James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the Suicide Squad in his upcoming movie.
Written and directed by James Gunn, the upcoming film stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.
The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on DC films as it develops and you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content in the future!