When Will David Ayer’s Suicide Squad Be Released?


Ever since the release of 2016’s Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer, there has been a significant amount of speculation, debate, and intrigue surrounding the possibility of an alternate Ayer Cut of the film.

In light of the recent success of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the interest in the release of David Ayer’s version of Suicide Squad has only grown. In this article, we explore the potential future of the Ayer Cut, including its current status, the likelihood of its release, and the director’s own thoughts on the matter.

Will David Ayer’s Suicide Squad Ever Be Released?


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The release of the Ayer Cut has been the subject of much speculation, with fans campaigning for its release for years. While the fan base for the Ayer Cut may not be as vast as the one that led to the release of the Snyder Cut, it still holds a significant following.

The recent merger of Warner Bros. and Discovery has sparked new hope that the Ayer Cut could eventually see the light of day. However, Warner Bros. has not made any official announcements regarding the release of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, which means that its future remains uncertain at this point in time.

Is David Ayer’s Suicide Squad Cut Finished?


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According to various sources, the Ayer Cut of Suicide Squad does, in fact, exist. Ayer himself has stated that his version of the film is “real” and “vastly better” than the theatrical release. He also mentioned that the cut is nearly complete, with only a few visual effects left unfinished.

Despite the existence of the Ayer Cut, the financial aspect of completing the film remains a hurdle. Warner Bros. might need to invest a bit of money in finishing the visual effects and potentially re-recording dialogue or adding new music. In the case of the Snyder Cut, the final budget reportedly reached approximately $70 million. It’s pretty clear that the studio wouldn’t need to invest such a large sum of money to get the Ayer Cut finished; however, it’s evident that the studio would need to commit at least some resources to see the project through to completion.

When Could Warner Bros. Discovery release the Ayer Cut?

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Assuming Warner Bros. Discovery decides to release the Ayer Cut, the timeline for its completion and release would depend on several factors. First and foremost, the studio would need to allocate the necessary funds and resources to finish the film. Once the decision is made, the completion of the Ayer Cut would likely require several months of work, considering the remaining visual effects and potential reshoots or additional recordings.

Taking into account the current streaming landscape and the popularity of exclusive content on platforms such as HBO Max, it’s plausible that the Ayer Cut could be released as a streaming exclusive, much like the Snyder Cut. This strategy could potentially help Warner Bros. Discovery recoup the investment needed to finish the film and capitalize on the existing fanbase’s anticipation.

However, it’s important to note that this timeline is purely speculative, as no official plans or announcements have been made by the studio at this time.

What has David Ayer said about his cut of Suicide Squad?


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David Ayer has been vocal about the existence and merits of his cut of Suicide Squad. He has expressed his disappointment with the theatrical version of the film and has often shared his thoughts on social media, posting images and concept art from his cut. Ayer has also been supportive of the fan movement advocating for the release of his version, stating that he appreciates the fans’ passion and dedication.


Ayer took to Twitter to explain that his cut of Suicide Squad would provide a more cohesive and character-driven narrative, with greater focus on the backstories of the ensemble cast. He also mentioned that the tone of his cut would be darker and more in line with his original vision for the film.

Despite the challenges and the uncertainty surrounding the release of the Ayer Cut, David Ayer has maintained a positive attitude and has expressed gratitude for the support from fans. He continues to engage with the fan community and shares glimpses into what his version of the film could have been.

Could James Gunn get the Ayer Cut released?

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David Ayer also recently revealed via Twitter that he has spoken to the new co-CEO of DC Studios, James Gunn, about his cut of Suicide Squad, and he told fans to be patient. He explained that Gunn was starting his own DC Universe and the focus was on that, but he did tease that his cut of the 2016 movie could see the light of day.

The future of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad remains uncertain, with no official announcements or plans from Warner Bros. Discovery. However, the existence of the Ayer Cut and the director’s own enthusiasm for the project continue to fuel hope and anticipation among fans. Only time will tell if the Ayer Cut will eventually see the light of day, but until then, the discussion and speculation surrounding the film will undoubtedly persist.

What do you make of this news? Would you like to see the Ayer Cut end up being released? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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