David Ayer Disavows 2016’s ‘Suicide Squad’: ‘The Studio Cut Is Not My Movie’

David Ayer Disavows 2016’s ‘Suicide Squad’: ‘The Studio Cut Is Not My Movie’
David Ayer has made no secret of his dislike for “Suicide Squad,” the 2016 film he directed that was released to lots of money but not-so-super reviews. But the upcoming release of James Gunn’s sequel/soft reboot, “The Suicide Squad,” has revived criticism of the original film — and, for some reason, him. And as a result, he’s made his longest public statement yet about it.

In short, he unambiguously disavowed “Suicide Squad” as “not my movie.”

On Wednesday night, film critic Tim Grierson randomly tweeted “Many times while watching the new movie, I thought, ‘Yeah, David Ayer should just abandon the idea of that director’s cut.'” Grierson was referring to Ayer’s public statements in 2020 asking Warner Bros. and then-parent company AT&T to release his original version of the film, which he called a “Soulful drama” that was “beaten into a ‘comedy.'”

Ayer responded to Grierson
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