More details are surfacing regarding Suicide Squad now that the film has been released worldwide. Director David Ayer spoke with Empire Magazine and opened up about the early cuts of Squad and how he fits into the expanding and developing DC universe.
When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was released on Blu-ray, fans were able to see an extended and R-rated cut of the film. Ayer confirmed that Squad does not have another cut that is R-rated.
“You could easily make this R-rated by having two F-bombs or someone smoke a cigarette. But that’s not what I think people mean when they ask for an R-rated version, so it was always meant to be a PG-13. It’s a decision you make before you turn the cameras on.”
Ayer recently took to Twitter to thank fans for going out and supporting Squad.
Thank you thank you thank you! To the folks making @SuicideSquadWB a success this weekend. It's just a fun Summer movie with a good heart.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) August 7, 2016
Suicide Squad now holds the Monday box office record for August, earning an additional $13.1 million on the weekday, bringing the box office total for the film to $133 million domestically and $267 million worldwide. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy held the previous record earning $11.7 million.
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?
Starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Karen Fukuhara, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood and Cara Delevingne, Suicide Squad is in theatres now!
Source: Empire Magazine