9:04am PT by Aaron Couch
'Suicide Squad' Extended Cut to Be Released After All
It looks like Suicide Squad will be getting an extended cut after all.
Warner Bros. has released a short teaser announcing an extended cut for the film's home entertainment release, which will be available on Digital HD Nov. 15 and Blu-ray Dec. 13.
The film, which was a box office hit but was disliked by critics, faced a troubled production, with sources telling The Hollywood Reporter ahead of Suicide Squad's release in August that there were multiple competing cuts of the pic, a result of worries from the studio.
Jared Leto (The Joker) has spoken out about scenes with his character that didn't make the theatrical cut, but writer-director David Ayer previously suggested that the version of Suicide Squad that hit theaters is the only cut that would see the light of day ("There’s no sort of parallel-universe version of the movie — the released movie is my cut," he said in August) and that there would be no R-rated cut, ala Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
"Honestly, there may be six or seven different versions of the film," he told Empire, in a story published this summer. "In that version, [test] audiences were left with a lot of questions and a little disoriented as to who to watch and why. So we came up with what we call the ‘dossier’ version, which has Amanda [Viola Davis] presenting the backstories and origins of the various members."
Like Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman divided fans upon its release, but it's extended, R-rated cut was generally well-recieved, with fans who'd taken issue with Zack Snyder's film generally praising it for filling in what they saw as gaps in the plot.