Warner Bros. announced that the comic book adaptation of “Suicide Squad” would get an extended cut for the movie’s home release.
The troubled production was rumoured to exist in multiple versions with star Jared Leto vocally speaking out against the theatrical cut for removing many of the scenes regarding The Joker’s backstory the actor claims to have filmed. Though director David Ayer didn’t directly address Leto’s concerns, he did confirm that the theatrical cut which debuted in theatres in August was the only version of the film that would be released and was true to his vision.
“There’s no sort of parallel-universe version of the movie — the released movie is my cut,” he told Collider at the time, further alluding that there would also be no R-rated cut released, similar to “Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice” which was more favourably received than the theatrical cut by critics.
Ayer later confirmed the theatrical version that was released was the ultimate cut, providing clarity over the “Suicide Squad” members’ backstories.
“Honestly, there may be six or seven different versions of the film,” he told Empire, in the summer. “In that version, [test] audiences were left with a lot of questions and a little disoriented as to who to watch and why. So we came up with what we call the ‘dossier’ version, which has Amanda [Viola Davis] presenting the backstories and origins of the various members.”
But now, the film’s official Twitter account has released a teaser announcing an extended cut of “Suicide Squad” is coming.
The film’s home entertainment release will include the extended cut and be available on Digital HD download on November 15 and on Blu-ray on December 13.