Suicide Squad director backs calls to release his own cut after studio gave film ‘Edward Scissorhands’ treatment

Director David Ayer with Suicide Squad star Harley Quinn (Picture: Getty)

David Ayer has called for the release of a director’s cut of Suicide Squad.

Ayer, who helmed the 2016 superhero blockbuster, claims it was given ‘the Edward Scissorhands treatment’ and a lot of footage was cut.

He has supported a release on HBO Max so fans can see the film he believes he made.

Ayer’s comments come after the news that Zack Snyder is putting out his director’s cut of Justice League on the streaming service.

Responding to a fan on Twitter, he explained his cut would be ‘easy’ to sort.

‘My cut would be easy to complete. It would be incredibly cathartic for me,’ he wrote.

The director said the film he made ‘has never been seen’ (Picture: Twitter)

‘It’s exhausting getting your ass kicked for a film that got the Edward Scissorhands treatment. The film I made has never been seen.’

Suicide Squad, starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, followed some of the supervillains from the DC Comics Universe such as the Joker, played by Jared Leto.

It wasn’t received well by either fans or critics despite the A-list cast which included Viola Davis.

Suicide Squad was savaged by critics when it was released in 2016 (Picture: Warner Bros)

Ayer has previously revealed that in the original version of the film Harley and Deadshot got together and Diablo survived.

Paul Feig is another director who recently jumped on the wave, teasing that he had a three-hour version of his 2016 Ghostbusters reboot Answer The Call.

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The movie made headlines for its all-female cast made up of Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.

The Bridesmaids director has previously said he would be keen on creating a sequel.

He told The Guardian last year: ‘I would actually make another Ghostbusters, if anybody ever wanted it, because I loved that world.

‘I was like a kid in a candy store.’

Instead we will be getting Ghostbusters: Afterlife starring Paul Rudd.

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