“Is that why streaming exists right?” Jared Leto is pushing for the addition of the Ayer Cut to the HBO Max catalog.
Claimed for several years, the Znyder Cut was finally unveiled to the public in 2021. An admission of weakness for Warner Bros., which was forced to admit that the first iteration was far from a success. But it’s not Zack Snyder who wants, and despite his many statements on the subject, David Ayer was not offered the same opportunity with his Suicide Squad.
The reboot has been entrusted to James Gunn, successful director at Marvel. Ayer, on the other hand, can count on several strong allies, such as Margot Robbie, John Cena and Joel Kinnaman. Jared Leto has his opinion on the matter too, and it should delight the filmmaker. The current House of Gucci actor spoke on the subject during an interview for Variety. Like many spectators, he would love to see this darker version of the adventures of Harley Quinn, Deadshot and the Enchantress.
“Absoutely ! Why not ? Why wouldn’t they do it? I mean, that’s why streaming exists right? “
– David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) November 19, 2021
A release on HBO Max?
The Ayer’s Cut exists, the filmmaker confirmed it this summer on the occasion of the release of the reboot of James Gunn. However, very little is known of this montage, except that it gives pride of place to Leto’s Joker, relayed in the background in the version which was shown in theaters in 2016.
However, there was a continuation in the ideas, a Joker “Gangsta” very different from the multiple iterations on the small and the big screen. But the editing did not pay tribute to this performance, which the film editor had praised last June.
“Jared has really done a great job with the Joker. He really brought a psychotic character to life. ”
While Warner Bros. efforts are focused on HBO Max, which will host many spinoff series from the DCEU films, such an addition could help reignite interest in the platform among license fans. But for now, the studios are not hearing it that way. The CEO of Warner Bros is pretty clear. “We will not develop David Ayer’s version”.