David Ayer’s Suicide Squad Could Come To Cinemas In 2023


It seems as though David Ayer’s Suicide Squad cut could be released in cinemas in 2023, at least, it’s looking like that might be the plan. So, why do we think this could be a pretty good possibility? Well, it all has to do with the recent news that Ayer himself screened the movie to a huge proponent of the Release The Ayer Cut movement.

This person’s Twitter handle is @RTAyerCutSS, and they have been a very vocal voice on social media demanding that the Ayer Cut be released. It seems like the movie is pretty much finished and wouldn’t need much money spent on it to have the cut released. There were reports that the movie was going to be released on HBO Max.

We’ve actually been told not too long ago that releasing the film on the streaming platform in 2022 was actually something that was discussed and for a little while was part of the plans at Warners. However, it ended up being prevented after a number of executives within the company vetoed the idea.

David Ayer’s Suicide Squad could be released in cinemas in 2023


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Before the news that Ayer had shown the full movie to someone, it was reported that a mystery DC Comics movie was slated for release in 2023. At the time, I thought that this could be a theatrical run of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. However, I’m now thinking that this could actually be a theatrical run of David Ayer’s cut of his 2016 Suicide Squad film.

There are actually quite a few reasons why I think releasing the Ayer Cut would be an excellent idea. First off, it would be a version of the movie that audiences hadn’t seen before. Also, it’s been reported that the movie clocks in at 2 hours 23 minutes, which is a lot shorter than Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

The Snyder film is over four hours long, and I know that most cinemas would not want to screen a movie that’s so long because it would end up preventing them from having screenings of other movies during the day.

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Finally, let’s get into what the user had to say about the Ayer Cut. Here are the details that @RTAyerCutSS revealed about the movie:

  • The Ayer Cut is 2 hours 23 minutes long.
  • The movie is very different from the theatrical version.
  • It has a much deeper message than the theatrical cut.
  • Jared Leto’s Joker steals the show.
  • The Ayer Cut edit is basically finished.
  • The movie’s final act needs a little bit of polishing as far as the editing’s concerned.
  • Much more of Ben Affleck’s Batman in the movie.

It sounds, to me at least, that this is a film that a lot of people will want to see. There’s been a lot of support for the movie to be released on social media, and I really believe that it would be a good PR move for Warner Bros Discovery, especially after the whole Batgirl cancellation fiasco.

Moreover, when the Twitter user in question was asked whether the movie could end up seeing the light of day, they said “there is hope”. It really sounds to me as though we should expect some sort of Ayer Cut announcement from Warner Bros Discovery in the not-so-distant future. We have asked our own sources about this, but we’ve heard nothing about it so far.

What do you make of this idea? Would you like to see the Ayer Cut end up in cinemas in 2023? Do you think it’s time for the world to see David Ayer’s original vision on the big screen? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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  1. Thulr

    #ReleaseTheAyerCut All of this studio interference with works of film art are deplorable! It’s so sad when bottom line speculation takes precedence over artistic vision.

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