The director said in a new interview that he’s “hopeful” that his version of the DC film will eventually materialize despite some powers preventing it from happening.
“I’m going to be hopeful. You know, there are a lot of people that are invested in certain narratives that don’t want it to see the light of day,” Ayer told Total Film in an interview. “So there’s an immense political headwind against it, because if that cut were made public, the cowardliness and the whole just general shittiness of how the film’s been treated, and how the actors have had this great work that they’d done taken away…”
He continued, “That narrative blows up once people see the movie. But it’s coming. Something’s going to happen. Something’s going to be revealed. The truth always comes out. It always comes out.”
Earlier this year, Ayer shared on social media that he had talked to DC Studios co-head James Gunn who assured him that his cut of the film “would have its time to be shared.”
“All I know is my unseen film plays much better than the studio release,” Ayer shared on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, back in August. “The interest in my cut being show[n] seems real and organic. And Gunn told me it would have it’s [sic] time to be shared. He absolutely deserves to launch his DC universe without more drama about old projects. In a way I’m chained to this thing. I’m riding a tiger here and navigating this situation the best I can. Life is a very strange journey.”
Ayer also previously opened up about the “heartbreak” he suffered from the Hollywood studio completely changing the film.
“Hollywood, I tell people, is like watching someone you love get fucked by someone you hate,” Ayer said during an appearance on the Real Ones with Jon Bernthal podcast. “The big one is Suicide Squad. That shit broke me. That handed me my ass.”
Suicide Squad starred Jared Leto as The Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot and Viola Davis as Amanda Walker. The franchise was reimagined in 2021 under the vision of James Gunn in a film titled The Suicide Squad.
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