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Suicide Squad Director Criticizes ‘Brutal and Unfair’ Treatment, Disapproves Audiences’ Tendency to Attack Films

  • Director David Ayer urges audiences to celebrate movies instead of focusing on their shortcomings.
  • His extended cut of Suicide Squad is still uncertain to be released, but Ayer claims he “made a fantastic movie.”
  • Ayer’s recent film, The Beekeeper, has been well-received, and he looks forward to “an amazing future.”

David Ayer, the director of Suicide Squad, is known for not holding back his opinions on social media, including the rumored “Ayer Cut” of his 2016 film. In a recent post on Twitter (via ComicBook.com), he calls for audiences to “celebrate” movies rather than focusing on their failures and attacking them.

Many fans continue to hope for the release of Ayer’s extended cut of Suicide Squad, which is reportedly a completely different film compared to the theatrical cut. Ayer has stated multiple times that the release decision is out of his hands, but some fans remain optimistic that mentioning the film might influence producers to release it. However, Ayer believes that fans should enjoy movies and not attack them for not meeting expectations.

In his post, Ayer wrote: “I remember a time before. A time when audiences applauded success. Not cheering on failures. When film meant wonder and magic. Not a means of attack. When movies were enjoyed. Not reverse engineered in hopes of finding ammo to attack. I applaud all my colleagues in the industry. I applaud all the people who work in film. I celebrate those with the courage to share a piece of themselves with the World.”

In a recent conversation with MovieWeb about his well-received new film, The Beekeeper, Ayer addressed his feelings about Suicide Squad, saying, “I’d love to have like a last-rites screening and kind of just put it behind me and reclaim my reputation. I made a fantastic movie. And a lot of what I’ve gone through has just been pretty brutal and unfair. And I’ve taken a lot of blame and a lot of hard hits in the press. It’s like that Eric Andre meme where he shoots the guy and he’s like, ‘Why would you do that?’ So I would love closure, but it’s not something I’m really pursuing at this time. I’m looking forward to an amazing future.”

The possibility of the extended cut of Suicide Squad being released is still uncertain, and the change in leadership at Warner Bros. Pictures along with the creation of DC Studios has made the situation even murkier. However, Ayer remains hopeful that his cut will see the light of day, even if it faces “immense political headwind.” He told Total Film, “But it’s coming. Something’s going to happen. Something’s going to be revealed. The truth always comes out. It always comes out.”

As fans await news on the Ayer Cut of Suicide Squad, the theatrical version is available for streaming on Netflix, along with most of the early movies in the DC Extended Universe.