SUICIDE SQUAD Director David Ayer Reveals A Couple Of New Stills From His "Ayer Cut" Of The 2016 Movie
Filmmaker David Ayer recently vowed to stop talking about his "Ayer Cut" of Suicide Squad, but he has shared a couple of new images from that version of the movie, including a shot of Jared Leto's Joker.
When The Suicide Squad was released earlier this year, director David Ayer issued a heartfelt statement making it clear he was done talking about the "Ayer Cut" of his 2016 Suicide Squad movie. With that, Warner Bros. no doubt hoped fans might move on from the whole #ReleaseTheAyerCut movement, while those with no interest in the original version were similarly glad that was the end of it.
Well, apparently not. Ayer has now shared some new stills from the movie on Instagram, at least one of which is clearly from his Director's Cut of the DC Comics adaptation.
That image shows The Joker surrounded by all the weird stuff he put together in order to welcome Harley Quinn "home." We're not sure how much this extended sequence would have added to Suicide Squad, but it's clear that much of Jared Leto's performance as The Joker was left on the cutting room floor.
The other shot shows a member of the Clown Prince of Crime's gang who has become known as the "Goat-Head Priest." He was among those who helped break The Joker out of Arkham Asylum when he kidnapped Dr. Harleen Quinzel and transformed her into a twisted reflection of himself in Harley Quinn.
The chances of Ayer's Suicide Squad ever seeing the light of day seem slim, especially as James Gunn's sequel didn't attract as big an audience as expected (meaning it's highly unlikely Warner Bros. would even consider spending money to finish off that original cut and market it at this point).
Check out these new shots from the "Ayer Cut" of Suicide Squad below: