Much like Zack Snyder’s Justice League before him, the internet rabbit hole surrounding David Ayer’s 2016 Suicide Squad continues to deepen further as one fan on Twitter unveiled a treasure trove of character concept art, namely for Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress showing a completely new look the writer/director originally wanted.
This is where I wanted to take her look. https://t.co/Hl6vwdzG6E
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) July 8, 2020
As a director who clearly adores and appreciates his fan base, Ayer has been pretty responsive and open when it comes to a variety of questions surrounding the various cuts and changes made to his project, from the original designs and motivations of the Parademons to more Jared Leto Joker footage. His last social media revelation showed that one big Parademon was originally supposed to be the final “boss fight” of sorts in the film before Warner Bros. nixed the idea and they went with the barely expanded-upon brother of Enchantress, Incubus.
The ball is firmly in Warner Bros. court on this one. It certainly bodes well that Ayer doesn’t seem to harbor any ill will toward the studio, nor with Gunn and vice versa. Ayer has also said that there’s a lot more footage of Jared Leto’s Joker nestled somewhere in the WB archives. Regardless, there’s the matter of what kind of resources the studio is willing to give Ayer to realize his true vision of the film. Warner Bros. is reportedly giving Snyder an estimated $20-30 million to properly finish his Justice League cut, but with Ayer recently confirming he wouldn’t need anywhere close to that to finish his version, many are questioning why not just allow him to go for it.
Would you like to see a proper director’s cut of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad down the line?
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