The near-universally positive reaction to ‘ Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ has spurred a #RestoreTheSnyderVerse movement on social media and it has also sparked interest in other DC franchises.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, director David Ayer expressed hoped that his director;s cut would follow the trend (hopefully) set by the release of Snyder’s Justice League.
“I think the studios see now that there can be canon, there can be non-canon, the fans just want to touch it,” Ayer said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “They love the characters, they just want to spend more time with it. And people are way more sophisticated about how movies are made and want to be participants in the journey. There’s room for different things, different versions, different assets being shared with the audience. I think it just helps strengthen the community. But absolute credit to Warner Bros. for supporting Zack and having the courage to explore that.”
Of course, after its release in 2016, Suicide Squad, starring Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, and Will Smith was ripped by fans and critics. Leto’s Joker, in most cases, became a punchline and, in hindsight, should have had a larger role Ayers later admitted. However, his biggest gripe is that he felt the studio changed the entire tone of what the film was meant to be.
Of course, Warner Bros. released the first trailer for ‘The Suicide Squad’ and is set to hit theaters and HBO MAX on August 6th, 2021.