It hasn't been a secret for a while that Warner Brothers massively messed with David Ayer's Suicide Squad in the editing bay and during reshoots. In fact, after Snyder's cut of Justice League became a reality on HBO Max, fans have now begun campaigning for Ayer's intended cut of Suicide Squad.
Recently, Ayer has more freely spoken of these changes, such as describing how Jared Leto's performance as The Joker was "ripped out" and how Katana was supposed to be mind-controlled by Enchantress during the climax of the movie.
However, when one fan brought up an old deceleration in the face of this new campaign for his cut, David Ayer reaffirms it instead of rebuking it as some would expect.
Despite the current support from fans for a David Ayer cut of Suicide Squad, one fan questioned whether Ayer stood behind a 2017 tweet he had made answering if he had regretted his time working with Warner Brothers as the director for Suicide Squad. This past tweet can be seen below:
Not for a second. Not for one second. I got to work with amazing people. It won an Oscar, did incredible business. Launched a franchise and spinoff. And like it or not it’s halfway to cult status. I grew as a person, grew creatively. Warners took a chance on me. I’m grateful.— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) December 2, 2017
David Ayer simply replied that he "Meant it then. Mean it now."
WHAT THIS MEANS
Obviously, David Ayer still has no regrets three years later about working with Warner Brothers or his time on Suicide Squad. Other fans have asked in reply to this reaffirming tweet if he'd work with Warner Brothers again, even after they took control away from him in the editing room.
Despite that, Ayer was correct about his movie developing a cult following. So much so that many, many fans are campaigning that, just like Zack Snyder, his cut should be released too.