“Suicide Squad” almost had a very different ending.
On Monday, director David Ayer responded to a fan who shared a screenshot of the leaked original screenplay for the comic book movie, with a scene near the end featuring a confrontation with the Joker.
Asked whether he shot the scene, Ayer confirmed:
Yes I did. Shot and edited. Of course you were not permitted to see it my friend🤦♂️ https://t.co/PGSpz29T2Y
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) July 20, 2020
Ayer added that fans were sadly “not permitted” to see the sequence as originally intended.
The confirmation sparked the hashtag “#ReleaseTheAyerCut” to trend on Twitter, following in the footsteps of the successful #ReleaseTheSnyderCut campaign to allow director Zack Snyder to complete his original version of “Justice League”.