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In the past few days, director David Ayer has been using social media massively to answer questions from Suicide Squad fans about what the film’s original cut was like, before being passed through an edition that aimed to turn it into a comedy, but hit the project’s failure.
In the latest revelation, Ayer says that Katana, a character played by Karen Fukuhara (The Boys), had a major role in her version of Suicide Squad.
The answer came after a fan said that “casting Will Smith and Margot Robbie was easily the best part of Suicide Squad”. “My biggest complaint about the film, besides the usual, is that Katana was underutilized,” continues fan Zak Hiscock.
“She had a bigger role in my cut,” replies the filmmaker.
Their revelations have fueled the movement #ReleaseTheAyerCut, which asks for the version originally planned by the director to be released in some way.
This is because Ayer has stated, on several occasions, that the tone of his film has been drastically altered because they thought that a dark film would not go very well with the public, due to the criticisms that Batman vs. Superman received and, with the success of Deadpool and Guardians of the Galaxy, Suicide Squad became a comedy.
There is still nothing certain about the launch of the director’s cut, but we have already seen in the cinema the Birds of Prey spin-off, focused on Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), and soon we will have a kind of reboot with The Suicide Squad, awaited to hit theaters in the United States on August 6, 2021.
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