“Have you ever had an experience in life that went so badly that it made you cringe and question everything?” The director is loose on Twitter and reveals his discomfort.
David Ayer wants to keep hope. Dissatisfied with the version of Suicide Squad released in cinemas in 2016, the filmmaker assures that his film is not so missed and he still believes that one day the “Ayer Cut” will be released. And on Twitter this week, he promises that the new boss of DC Studios, james gunnassured him that “his” version would be revealed at some point.
“How do you handle such a situation gracefully?” gets annoyed David Ayer on Twitter, in response to a post mocking the fact that he was still bitching, 7 years after the theatrical release. “There is genuine curiosity and interest from a lot of people in my version of Suicide Squad. And I’m aware there’s another group of people who have fun poking fun at the movie. Your comment is a perfect example of how many people are magnetically and negatively attracted to the 2016 version. Have you ever had an experience in life that went so wrong that it made you sink and question everything?“
What’s your advice on how to navigate this situation with grace? There’s a genuine curiosity and interest from a lot of people. And I’m aware of there is another group of people that have fun mocking the film. Your comment is a perfect example of how many are magnetically drawn… https://t.co/QZTZGUInAS
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) August 7, 2023
Intense and visibly moved, David Ayer continues: “All I know is that my film, the one that didn’t come out, is doing much better than the version that the studio put out. The interest in my Cut is real and it needs to be shown. James Gunn told me that there will indeed be a time to share it. He deserves to embark on his DC universe leaving behind the dramas of the old DC projects. Somehow I’m chained to this thing. I ride a tiger and handle this situation as best I can. Life is a very strange journey…”
Worn by Will Smith and introducing Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Suicide Squad had been demolished by critics, and despite grossing $745 million worldwide, put an end to the career of David Ayer (not helped either by Bright on Netflix). His next film, The Beekeeperstarring Jason Statham, will be released in 2024.