“Suicide Squad” almost had a very different ending.

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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:

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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”.