There has always been a vocal minority of fans who want Warner Bros. to #ReleaseTheAyerCut of Suicide Squad, but after the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement resulted in the news that Zack Snyder’s Justice League is hitting HBO Max in 2021, the campaign is gaining momentum.
We’ve learned a great deal about filmmaker David Ayer’s original Suicide Squad plans this year, including a scrapped role for Steppenwolf and the Parademons, romance for Harley Quinn and Deadshot, and most of Jared Leto’s Joker scenes being left on the cutting room floor back in 2016.
Talking about the latter on Twitter, Ayer revealed yesterday that one twisted sequence revolving around the Harlequin of Hate would have seen him talk Common’s Tattoo Man into killing himself.
He doesn’t elaborate on the scene, but given the choice between a terrible death at the hands of Mr. J or blowing his brains out, it seems the obscure comic book villain knew which route was best to take. Unfortunately, studio mandated changes meant R-Rated sequences like that were scrapped.
Will HBO Max one day #ReleaseTheAyerCut? Stranger things have happened, as we learned this week!
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It’s a long scene and Joker intimidated him into killing himself. https://t.co/JCDAumApv2
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 22, 2020