Suicide Squad Director Explains How the DCEU Timeline Was Damaged by Geoff Johns

The announcement in regards to the launch of Zack Snyder’s Justice League subsequent yr has opened a pandora’s field price of secrets and techniques about the way in which the DCEU has been mismanaged. David Ayer has been actively campaigning on social media to current the ‘Ayer reduce’ of Suicide Squad to the world, freed from the kind of studio interference that he claims sunk the film upon its authentic theatrical launch. In a current Tweet, Ayer revealed adjustments made to the movie concerning Harley Quinn’s backstory throughout modifying tousled the DCEU’s canon:

“Sure. That [Later edits] broke my timeline. Johns added it.”

The plot ingredient in query has to do with how Harley Quinn and Joker have been imagined to have met earlier than the occasions of Suicide Squad. In accordance with a earlier interview with Ayer, Joker’s infamous enamel grill and ‘broken’ tattoo have been each a direct results of a very brutal encounter with Batman after the Clown Prince of Crime murdered Robin:

“That is kind of my private factor and possibly much less a couple of bigger connection. However Joker killed Robin and Batman principally smashes his enamel out and locks him up in Arkham Asylum. It is within the asylum the place Joker would have achieved the ‘broken’ tattoo as a message to Batman saying, ‘You have broken me. I used to be so stunning earlier than and now you have destroyed my face.’ That is the place the grill comes from.”

So based on the flashbacks we noticed within the movie, Joker had already killed Robin and had his enamel smashed in, ensuing within the grill in his mouth, when he met Dr. Harleen Quinzel and lured her into turning into the villainous Harley Quinn. However initially, throughout Quinn’s introduction, one of many title playing cards referring to her crimes that audiences bought to see particularly refers to Quinn having aided Joker in killing Robin, thereby muddying the timeline.

In accordance with Ayer, it was Geoff Johns, who served as President and Chief Inventive Officer of DC Leisure on the time, who added the title card throughout modifying. It’s unclear whether or not the mixup was due to a scarcity of communication between Ayer and John, or just a need to provide Quinn a extra excessive backstory for her first live-action on-screen look.

In any case, this newest tweet by Ayer has given much more motive for followers to demand the ‘Ayer reduce’. The filmmaker has already talked about that his reduce of the movie is virtually full, and solely wants some minor modifying and changes to be prepared for launch.

The query is, will Warner Bros. see worth in investing cash in a brand new model of the outdated Suicide Squad? Particularly with James Gunn having practically accomplished his mushy reboot of the franchise that’s scheduled to debut subsequent yr? It took three years of Zack Snyder followers demanding the ‘Snyder reduce’ for the studio to lastly collapse. Even when the motion across the ‘Ayer reduce’ continues to develop, followers might have to attend a great lengthy whereas for the film to ultimately launch.

Neeraj Chand

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