Enable Javscript for better performance
David Ayer praises James Gunn's work; disowns 'studio cut' of his original Suicide Squad- Cinema express

David Ayer praises James Gunn's work; disowns 'studio cut' of his original Suicide Squad

While offering support to Gunn's presumably unadulterated and faithful adaptation of the comic book, Ayer slammed his own 'studio cut' version

   |   
Published: 30th July 2021

James Gunn's Suicide Squad is getting showered with largely positive early reviews from various corners. However, the most heartwarming reaction came from the original Suicide Squad director, David Ayer. While offering support to Gunn's presumably unadulterated and faithful adaptation of the comic book, Ayer slammed his own 'studio cut' version.

Responding to a film critic's tweet that Ayer should "abandon the idea" of a director's cut, the End of Watch filmmaker expressed, in a three-page statement, his displeasure over how his version of Suicide Squad turned out after the studio meddled with his original vision. In a Twitter letter titled My Turn, Ayer briefly recounted his difficult life journey before landing his first big break scripting Training Day. "I put my life into Suicide Squad," he wrote. "I made something amazing - My cut is an intricate and emotional journey with some 'bad people' who are s*** on and discarded (a theme that resonates in my soul). The studio cut is not my movie. Read that again."

Elaborating further, Ayer added that his cut is not the "10-week director's cut". "It's a fully mature edit by Lee Smith standing on the incredible work by John Gilroy. It's all Steven Price's brilliant score, with not a single radio song in the whole thing. It has traditional character arcs, amazing performances, a solid third act resolution. A handful of people have seen it. If someone says they have seen it, they haven't."

However, Ayer concluded his note on a positive note, offering support for Gunn and Warner Bros. "I'm so proud of James and excited for the success that's coming. I support WB and am thrilled the franchise is getting the legs it needs. I'm rooting for everyone, the cast, the crew. Every movie is a miracle. And James' brilliant work will be the miracles of miracles."

Described as both a sequel and a relaunch of sorts, The Suicide Squad will open in theatres on August 5. In addition to returning cast members Margot Robbie, Viola Davis and Joel Kinnaman, the new film features Idris Elba, John Cena, and Peter Capaldi in lead roles.

Related Articles

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

Poll
TimeTravelFilmsinTamil

Which is your favourite time travel film in Tamil?

Result
Dikkiloona
24
Indru Netru Naalai
Trending