Suicide Squad's Jared Leto Says Release the Ayer Cut: 'That's What Streaming's For'

The success of Zack Snyder's Justice League has led to a call for the release of David Ayer's cut of Suicide Squad, another DCEU film that is believed to have been hindered by excessive interference from the studio. Star Jared Leto, who played the Joker in the film, supports the release of an 'Ayer Cut,' saying that that is what streaming services are for.

In an interview with Variety, Leto was asked about the possibility of such a cut. The actor responded, "Absolutely! Why not?" He continued, "Why wouldn't they? Why wouldn’t they? I mean, that's what streaming's for, right?" On social media, Ayer himself added, "Exactly what streaming is for. If you own IP and you have a mandate to monetize it from your shareholders that's exactly what you do."

RELATED: The Suicide Squad: Nathan Fillion's BTS Ballet Shows Where TDK's Limbs Detach

Suicide Squad was released in 2016, undergoing a number of reshoots and cuts. According to various reports, Warner Bros. demanded that the overall tone and style was changed due to the criticism Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice received, aimed at its dark and gritty tone and atmosphere. In addition, several, more substantial changes were made to the film's storyline. A romantic subplot featuring Deadshot and Harley Quinn was removed, as was the majority of the Joker's role in the film.

RELATED: Super-Detailed The Suicide Squad Concept Art Shows Every Weapon in Bloodsport's Suit

Ayer has shared images and even clips showcasing some of the content that was cut from the film's theatrical release. He has previously said of Leto's highly criticized portrayal of Joker, "Jared killed it But no one knows." He has also emphasized repeatedly that the theatrical release does not resemble his vision for Suicide Squad. He previously explained, "I put my life into Suicide Squad. I made something amazing - My cut is [an] intricate and emotional journey with some 'bad people' who are shit on and discarded (a theme that resonates in my soul). The studio cut is not my movie. Read that again. [My] cut is not the 10 week director's cut. It's a fully mature edit by Lee Smith standing on the [incredible] work by John Gilroy. It's all Steven Price's brilliant score, with not a single radio song in the whole thing. It has traditional character arcs, amazing performances, a solid 3rd act resolution. A handful of people have seen it. If someone says they have seen it, they haven't."

A fan campaign, #ReleasetheAyerCut, began shortly after the #ReleasetheSnyderCut campaign for Zack Snyder's Justice League saw success. Ayer has previously explained that his version of Suicide Squad would only require VFX work. Warner Bros. has not announced any plans to release the 'Ayer Cut.'

KEEP READING: Suicide Squad Director Still Wants His 'Snyder Cut' - But Is It Necessary?

Source: Twitter, via Variety

Jason Momoa’s Crow Reboot Test Footage Surfaces
Related Topics
About The Author
image
Narayan Liu (1684 Articles Published)

Narayan Liu (/Nəraɪʌn Lɪʊ/ in IPA) is a contributing features and news writer, and junior editor at CBR. From Hong Kong, currently based in Sweden. Nowadays Narayan writes about films, TV shows, comic books and video games, or about anything related to The Witcher. He does this while studying language, culture, and communication at Linnaeus University. You can follow him on his blog (narayanliu.wordpress.com), on Twitter (@Narayan_Liu) or contact him directly at Narayan(dot)Liu(at)gmail.com.

More From Narayan Liu

You May Like Also

  • The Suicide Squad: Nathan Fillion's BTS Ballet Shows Where TDK's Limbs Detach
  • Deadshot and Harley Quinn
  • Super-Detailed The Suicide Squad Concept Art Shows Every Weapon in Bloodsport's Suit
  • criticized portrayal of Joker
  • Suicide Squad Director Still Wants His 'Snyder Cut' - But Is It Necessary?
  • Jason Momoa’s Crow Reboot Test Footage Surfaces
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home Spot Teases the Introduction of Yet Another Character
  • Lord of the Rings’ Darkest Theory Gives Gollum’s Name a New Meaning
  • Batgirl: J.K. Simmons Teases Commissioner Gordon Will Play a 'Significant' Role
  • No Way Home Gets a Dose of Family-Fueled Fan Art as Vin Diesel Aids Spider-Man
  • Beauty and the Beast’s Curse Makes It Disney’s Most Brutal Film
  • Welcome to Raccoon City Director Explains Why He Adapted Two Resident Evil Games
  • DC's Robins #1 Comic Review
  • Marvel's Star Wars Life Day #1 Comic Review
  • Marvel's Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #1 Comic Review
  • DC's Superman Son of Kal-El #5 Comic Review
  • Marvel's Hulk #1 Comic Review
  • Marvel's Darkhold: The Wasp #1 Comic Review
  • Lord of the Rings Hides Something Much Darker in Moria Than the Balrog
  • Justice League: 8 Scenes From the Snyder Cut That Could've Been Deleted
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Ending Remixes the MCU's Most Idiotic Move
  • Captain Marvel 2 Set Photo Reveals Ms. Marvel's New Costume
  • Prisoners’ Most Heartbreaking Arc Isn’t Its Sadistic Kidnapping
  • Eternals Should Have Been A Disney+ Series – Here’s Why
  • Eternals Writers Confirm [SPOILER] Really Is Dead
  • Why Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Reviews Are So Mixed
  • The 5 Best 4K Adventure Movies to Own
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home TV Spot Offers Best Look Yet at Jamie Foxx's Electro
  • Hawkeye Star Says Avengers Still Assemble in Group Chat
  • Pennywise & Mary Poppins Are Connected by a Fan Theory - and It’s Terrifying
  • Watch full movie for free, click here daily update 👉 https://justwatch.cc