James Gunn Releasing An Unseen DC Superhero Movie? New Post Has Fans Believe It’s Happening

A tweet by David Ayer gives fans hope that James Gunn may release an Ayer-cut version of Suicide Squad.

By Britta DeVore | Updated

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While DC fans may have had their prayers answered when the studio listened to their cries and finally released Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League, Suicide Squad director David Ayer’s loyal fanbase may need to wait a little bit longer. While the 2016 villain-centered film may have been a flop at the box office, dedicated followers are still holding onto the hope that the newly-instated DC Studios co-head, James Gunn, will give the people what they want – David Ayer’s director’s cut of Suicide Squad. In a Twitter post, which you can see below, Ayer told a frustrated fan that he connected with James Gunn “a while ago” and asked those pushing for a director’s cut release to wait with “patience.”

“Good things are coming,” Ayer told his followers in the tweet, which features a photo of Jared Leto’s divisive portrayal as Gotham baddie Joker, adding “cheer up,” which points to brighter days ahead for the fandom. While he didn’t give any specifics surrounding his meeting with James Gunn, the Bright director said that Gunn and his fellow co-head Peter Safran will no doubt be working on other projects before Suicide Squad is ever brought up again. Adding onto this sentiment, Ayer said the duo would, and rightfully should, be pouring their energy into a “new universe before visiting the past.”

Circling back to Ayer’s message to fans to “cheer up” and that great things were on the horizon, it’s unclear whether that means that James Gunn and Peter Safran actually have the Ayer cut of Suicide Squad somewhere in the plan or if he meant that their turn at the DC helm was looking to be a success. We know that the studio has a major lineup of highly anticipated titles on the way, including The Flash, Joker: Folie à Deux, and Superman: Legacy, so it’s more than possible that Ayer was simply stoking excitement for these projects. On the other hand, it could also mean that the director knows more than he’s letting on and that fans will be pleasantly surprised by future announcements.

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Whatever the case may be with Ayer’s semi-cryptic message, it’s our guess that the thing furthest from James Gunn and Peter Safran’s minds is the Ayer-cut of Suicide Squad. Since the team took over the now DC Studios, they’ve had a massive cleanup to do to get the comic book-turned-film franchise back on its feet. While new rumors are coming out daily surrounding what and who the two men in charge plan to scrap (we’re looking at you, Henry Cavill), it’s clear that they’re planning to turn the universe inside out and make it their own.

And when it comes to history, James Gunn also has one with The Suicide Squad, as he was hired by Warner Bros. to direct the 2021 return of everyone’s favorite batch of unhinged DC characters. While Gunn paid homage to Ayer’s version of events, he certainly put his own twist on the story, and with him now at the head of the studio, there’s always the possibility that he would push for Ayer’s sought-after cut to see the light of day or even attempt to launch a third movie. But, with so much on his plate, we’re leaning towards a glass-half-empty mentality that die-hard Ayer fans will more than likely never see the director’s intended final product.