Jared Leto has spoken – he says he thinks it’s time for Warner Bros. releases David Ayer’s excerpt from “Suicide Squad”.
“Absolutely! Why not?” told the actor who played the Joker in the 2016 film Variety‘s Marc Malkin’s Thursday night at the Los Angeles premiere of “House of Gucci” at the Academy Museum. “Why would they not? Why would they not? I mean, that’s what streaming is for, right?”
Ayer agreed with Leto on Twitter. “Exactly what streaming is for anything. If you own IP and you have a mandate to monetize it from your shareholders, that’s exactly what you do, ”he wrote, tagging Warner Bros. parent company AT&T.
Exactly what streaming is for. If you own IP and you have the mandate to monetize it from your shareholders, that’s exactly what you do 💁🏻♂️ @TO https://t.co/4NRC4oF1Di
– David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) November 19, 2021
Ayer first confirmed the existence of his clip of the film in a statement in July. Since then, fans have gathered to see Ayer’s version, which Ayer claims is significantly different from the studio clip that debuted to negative reviews. Ayer has occasionally commented since then, posting on November 10 on his Instagram story a look at an alternative look at Letos Joker, with a dramatically drawn smile and the words “hahaha” written where his eyebrows should be.
Leto is not the first actor involved in IP to publicly declare his support for the Ayer cut. Margot Robbie, John Cena and Joel Kinnaman made similar remarks at the August premiere of “The Suicide Squad,” James Gunn’s 2021 follow-up to Ayers’ film.
“I think the whole thing is a very complicated situation that I’m probably not responsible for,” said Robbie, who plays Harley Quinn in both Ayers and Gunn’s films. “I want to see the clip of every movie I’ve been a part of that I’ve never seen. The funny thing is that when you’re an actor – not when you’re a producer – as an actor, sometimes I do not see it before. “Half of the country has seen it. You don’t really get to see the different iterations along the way unless you are a producer.”
John Cena, who plays Peacemaker in Gunn’s film, added: “It’s in a company’s best interest to listen to their audience, and if it’s something that’s so in demand and they got it, why not?”
“Yeah why not? You always want to see the director’s vision,” said Joel Kinnaman, who plays Colonel Rick Flag in both films. And during an appearance on “Just For VarietyPodcast in June Kinnaman told Malkin that he was disappointed with “Suicide Squad”: “I thought the first 40 minutes of the movie were fucking big, and then there were conflicting visions, and it just did not end up being that. we all hoped it was. It did not feel like the movie we were hoping to make. ”