Scott Eastwood has revealed that his character GQ Edwards received more screen time in David Ayer’s director’s cut of Suicide Squad.
David Ayer has been vocal throughout the years about how Warner Bros. and DC released a cut of Suicide Squad that didn’t meet his expectations or vision. The film was critically maligned at the time of release, with much of the criticism being hurled towards the film’s editing and script choices. After Zack Snyder was able to release his director’s cut of Justice League, fans began to vocalize their pleas for Ayer to receive his own cut.
Several stars from Suicide Squad have come out and expressed interest in the mythical cut seeing the light of day. Now, GQ Edwards star Scott Eastwood has opened up about the director’s scrapped footage, revealing that his character received more screentime in the shelved cut. Edwards revealed the shocking details to Insider.
“He basically was like, ‘Come on this journey with me. I’m going to make you look like a badass. I’m going to make your character pop.’ I didn’t even know what the character was at the time. I have talked to David, and I know my character got a lot more love in the Ayer cut.”
As for why Scott Eastwood didn’t return for James Gunn’s Suicide Squad? You can thank his dad, cinema icon Clint Eastwood.
“They didn’t want to pay me any money for those next movies and … they didn’t have another script for the other movie, so I didn’t know what I was going to be signing myself up for. I said, ‘They don’t want to pay me.’ He said, ‘If it feels like they really need you and if it’s a good part, then do it. If not, then don’t.'”
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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