“Suicide Squad” just hit theaters today, but director David Ayer already has some plans for the film’s home release. Speaking to Collider, he expounded on his earlier statement that he cut out a lot of the Joker and revealed that he had over 10 minutes of material that didn’t make it into the film.
“Oh there are a lot of [deleted] scenes, yeah, there are a lot of scenes that didn’t make it to the final film,” he shared. “And hopefully they’ll see the light of day … who knows?”
Though he confirmed that there will be deleted scenes included on the film’s home release, he went on to add that there probably won’t be a director’s cut of the film. “We have a chunk, there’s definitely over 10 minutes of material on there. But this cut of the movie is my cut, there’s no sort of parallel universe version of the movie, the released movie is my cut,” he explained. “And that’s one of the toughest things about writing, shooting, and directing a film, is you end up with these orphans and you fucking love them and you think they’d be amazing scenes and do these amazing things but the film is a dictatorship (laughs), not a democracy, and just because something’s cool and charismatic doesn’t mean it gets to survive in the final cut. The flow of the movie is the highest master.”
“So it’s always a moving target as you try and distill and condense down to the best movie,” he continued. “And this thing was a beast, we had over a million and a half feet of footage, with an ensemble movie, seven plus major characters that we have to introduce, a very complex story that is not your normal linear story and you’re introducing the audience to a whole new world, plus it just has my sort of sickness as a filmmaker in it, my vibe and attitude. So it just took a lot of work to find the movie, the movie was always there and even in the early cuts we knew we had something, we knew it was going to work, but to get it there…wow.”
The next DC Cinematic Universe installment, “Suicide Squad,” stars Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo and Adam Beach as Slipknot and is now in theaters.
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