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The DC Extended Universe is an ever-changing place, with the most recent installment being James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. That release resulted in calls for David Ayer’s cut of the original 2017 movie Suicide Squad. And now Justice League’s Ray Fisher has weighed in on calls for the Ayer Cut.
Prior to the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Ray Fisher was one of the most vocal cheerleaders in calling for the full four-hour experience. While there currently aren’t any plans to release David Ayer’s cut of Suicide Squad, fans are longing to see the deleted footage. And now Fisher has weighed in on social media, posting:
Well, there you have it. With The Suicide Squad in theaters and currently streaming, there’s a ton of discussion about Task Force X. And Ray Fisher is using his platform to join fans in hoping that the Ayer Cut comes together similar to Justice League. We’ll just have to wait and see if Warner Bros. changes its mind and puts out another DC director’s cut.
The above post comes from Ray Fisher’s personal Twitter account. He’s super active on social media, often communicating with the public about his time in the DC Extended Universe. And while it’s unclear if/when he’ll return to play Cyborg, he still seems invested in the overall franchise.
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Since Suicide Squad was released in 2017, David Ayer has been open about how studio interference altered his original vision for the blockbuster. Much of Jared Leto’s Joker was left on the cutting room floor, as was a romance between Harley Quinn and Deadshot. Ayer went so far as to call Harley’s story “eviscerated” in the theatrical cut due to reshoots and extensive cuts.
Calls for the Ayer Cut came as soon as Zack Snyder’s Justice League was confirmed to be getting its full release over on HBO Max. But there’s been no indication that Warner Bros. is actually considering this choice of action. Still, that hasn’t stopped online discourse about the subject, especially in the wake of The Suicide Squad’s release. This includes Ray Fisher himself.
James Gunn’s R-rated blockbuster featured a number of returning characters from the original Suicide Squad-- although a few of them perished throughout the course of the movie’s runtime. The familiar faces included Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), and Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney).
The Suicide Squad is in theaters now. Be sure to check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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