Suicide Squad director David Ayer has said that Carla Delevingne’s Enchantress has a more solid arc in his cut of the film.
With the recently-announced Zack Snyder cut of Justice League, all eyes have turned towards David Ayer, another director whose vision was repackaged by Warner Bros. and DC. Since the film’s release, it has become evident that Ayer’s Suicide Squad was recut, with his ideas being left out. In 2016, Ayer’s Suicide Squad was released to lukewarm reception, with much of the criticism being thrown towards the film’s choppy editing and shoddy narrative. Disappointment from fans was also seen in the way Carla Delevingne’s Enchantress was portrayed. The villain was notably one dimensional and barely had any screen time despite being the main threat that plagued the titular Suicide Squad.
When asked by a fan if the intro of Suicide Squad was meant to focus more on June Moon discovering Enchantress, David Ayer replied with a resounding yes. The director also teased that the character had a more solid arc in his cut.
Yes – Enchantress / June Moon were more solidly arced out in my cut. https://t.co/Zoaaug3cTU
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 24, 2020
Many of Suicide Squad‘s problems stem from the film’s hyper and indecisive tone and editing. The film jumped all over the place, barely allowing audience members to properly digest what was happening. DC had a separate cut of the film which was edited by a trailer house, while David Ayer had another. In the end, Ayer’s cut was never allowed to be shown, disappointing many. His cut of the project seems to remedy a lot of the film’s issues. In fact, his version of the project must have had more of Jared Leto’s Joker, who we only got to see once on the big screen. Hopefully after Zack Snyder’s Justice League is released, fans can fully rally behind the “Ayer cut.”
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The first 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 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 Suicide Squad 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.
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