Prior to James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad”, Warner Bros. released David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” in 2016. Faced with the negative feedback the film received, Ayer has always confided that the film was butchered by the studio. With the recent release, and the excellent feedback on James Gunn’s film, he wanted to express himself once again.
The Suicide Squad: Warner makes a success of his poker move
Are the lines moving on the Warner Bros side? By poaching James Gunn, who officiated on the side of Disney / Marvel, the American studio gave him the free field to The Suicide Squad. However, the bet was risky: reboot a film already made in 2016 by David Ayer which, despite a nice score at the box office, had received an icy reception. But the risk has paid off, since the film released two days ago in French theaters collects excellent reviews (in particular it has 97% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes).
The returns evoke a movie uninhibited, fun, and violent. In short, everything we expected from David Ayer’s film. And that we did not have. The fault, according to him, to a editing imposed by Warner Bros., very far from his vision. After leaving the Snyder Cut of Justice League, he had also admitted that he would also like to be able to show his. A project now buried with the release of The Suicide Squad. But the director still has it across his throat.
David Ayer still angry with Warner Bros
As said before, it looks like Warner Bros. has left great freedom for James Gunn to have fun with The Suicide Squad. We can only be congratulated, but the pill must be difficult to swallow for David Ayer, who sees his work relegated to the row of rough. And rather than helplessly attending the show, the director wanted to express himself, one last time, on the subject. In a long message posted on social networks, he explains his difficult journey, and the Suicide Squad adventure. He once again pins Warner Bros. about the cut of the film:
I put my life into Suicide Squad. I did something amazing. My editing was complex and deep, with characters left behind (a theme that speaks to me a lot). The studio edit is not my film. Remember that (…) It was the fruit of a collective work, carried by the incredible editing of Lee Smith and John Gilroy, and the music of Steven Price, which does not contain any commercial single. It has real story arcs, incredible actor performances, and a solid third act (…)
But David Ayer also wanted to congratulate James Gunn on his work:
I am very proud of James and excited for the success that awaits the film. I support WB and I am happy that the franchise is getting back on a solid footing (…) every movie is a miracle, and James’s is the most miraculous of them. I appreciate your patience. I will no longer speak about this subject in public.
For his part, James Gunn thanked him for his outspokenness:
All my love and admiration, my friend.