David Ayer is speaking his truth.
The Suicide Squad director spoke out regarding his 2016 effort, and the studio’s revision of his original vision, in an emotional letter on Thursday (July 29).
Click inside to see what he said…
“I put my life into Suicide Squad. I made something amazing. My cut is intricate and emotional journey with some bad people who are s–t on and discarded (a theme that resonates in my soul),” he said.
“The studio cut is not my movie. Read that again. And my cut is not the 10 week director’s cut – it’s a fully mature edit by Lee Smith standing on the incredible work by John Gilroy,” he continued.
“It’s all Steven Price’s brilliant score, with not a single radio song in the whole thing. It has traditional character arcs, amazing performances, a solid third-act resolution. A handful of people have seen it.”
“I never told my side of the story and never will … I’m old school like that. So I kept my mouth shut and took the tsunami of sometimes shocking personal criticism,” he continued, adding he is “so proud” of The Suicide Squad director James Gunn.
“I support WB and am thrilled the franchise is getting the legs it needs … James’ brilliant work will the miracles of miracles…I will no longer speak publicly on the matter.”