Today, August 5th, is an important day for many people. Today, people advocate to #ReleaseTheAyerCut. People wish to see the vision of Suicide Squad director David Ayer realized after the train-wreck of a film that was 2016’s Suicide Squad. This movement is very similar to the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement which, if you remember, was released in March as Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Now, more than ever, people want to see Ayer’s original vision of Suicide Squad before the studio interfered with his creative process.
“I put my life into Suicide Squad. I made something amazing — My cut is intricate and emotional journey with some ‘bad people’ who are shit on and discarded (a theme that resonates in my soul). The studio cut is not my movie. Read that again.”-David Ayer
We know a good amount of what the film was meant to look like and honestly, it’s a shame we never got to see it. People who saw the Ayer Cut said Batman was in the film as much as Iron Man was in Captain America: Civil War. With no Batman, i’d say the theatrical cut is worth watching for only one reason, Margot Robbie. She is something that DCEU fans can unanimously agree on. Her performance as Quinn carries the film. The fact that that’s the only thing carrying the film and nothing else is a shame and we now know why fans want to see the original cut more now. Well, today we get an insight into a fan’s mindset about the film.
Today, One Take News is very happy to present to you, an exclusive interview with someone that fans consider to be one of the main advocates for the film. They go by @CutAyer on Twitter and are one of the largest advocates for the movement. Take a look:
OTN: Can you give a brief explanation of the history of the movement?
CutAyer: It started in 2016 when people farted realising after viewing the theatrical cut that it wasn’t David Ayers work. It picked up a lot though in 2018 when David started opening up more about his cut and sharing info from it.
OTN: Can you tell us why you, along with many others, felt motivated to start this movement?
CutAyer: We wanted to spread more awareness that David’s Cut exists and if Zack Snyder’s Justice League can happen then so can Ayer Cut. The theatrical cut was *interesting* but didn’t represent David’s vision at all.
OTN: Can you give us a rundown of what is different from the Ayer Cut and the theatrical cut?
CutAyer: Tone, structure, music/score, character arcs and performances, extra scenes, etc.
CutAyer: The mixed reception to the darker tone of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the success of Deadpool made WB freak out and make the film more fun and lighthearted.
OTN: Can you tell us about some of the things we know are in the Ayer Cut and not the theatrical one.
CutAyer: Quite a lot. The biggest change though was the third act with Joker returning from the helicopter crash with the half burnt face.
OTN: Why is the Ayer Cut so important to you?
CutAyer: It stands for creative freedom within DC films. You could see glimmers of Ayer’s style shining through certain moments of the theatrical cut so you know Ayer had made something special in his cut of the film.
Today, fans advocate to #ReleaseTheAyerCut on the film’s 5th anniversary. Suicide Squad is available to stream on Netflix and HBO Max and it’s sequel, The Suicide Squad, releases tomorrow. If you want to support the cause, I highly recommend following @CutAyer to be updated on the fan movments