David Ayer, the director of Suicide Squad, Tweets a new scene giving us a different look at Joker and Harley.
On June 7, 2020; David Ayer shared on Twitter a black and white scene from his cut of Suicide Squad, depicted above. Here, the scene seems to take place at the Belle Reve Special Security Barracks (aka. super prison), where in the original movie, Joker (played by Jared Leto) stages a break-in to rescue his long-time girlfriend Harley Quinn (played by Margot Robbie). In the theatrical release of Suicide Squad, Joker and Harley shared a warm embrace before exiting like a newlywed couple.
In Ayer’s cut, the scene he Tweeted seems to have the opposite tone. Joker appears to be yelling at Harley Quinn, for reasons still unknown. While we can’t see Harley Quinn’s expression from this angle, I’d imagine it to be…worried, at least. Maybe he had a good reason at the time, but maybe not. I don’t know about you though, but ending a rescue by screaming and/or yelling at the rescuee seems like an indication of an iffy relationship to me.
This new scene from David Ayer is actually quite exciting, especially given that he’s announced that the new cut is almost finished. Personally, I thought that Suicide Squad wasn’t a bad movie, in spite of the poor critical response. It wasn’t a great movie, but it wasn’t half-bad. I wouldn’t mind seeing the sequel, regardless of whether it follows the original or the Ayer cut, really.
Oddly enough though, this is why I’m hyped for this new version of Suicide Squad. If the original movie wasn’t that bad, the Ayer cut could be even better.
The implications of a darker tone and different themes could be a refreshing new take on the fairly light-hearted Suicide Squad, just like Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League. Or it could end up being a grimderp-fest of epic proportions. We’ll just have to wait and see.