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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

It’s only been a couple months since Suicide Squad, the latest film in the DC Extended Universe, and immediately upon its release, there was talk about an extended cut for the flick. While the movie managed to be an entertaining thrill ride for some (me), others couldn’t overlook the glaring plot holes, choppy editing, and muddled story. Without a doubt, the film has its flaws, and after the lackluster response to Batman v Superman, WB seemed to be scrambling for a “lighter” cut of Suicide Squad.

Indeed, as fun as I found the film, it reeked of studio notes. With the pop song-laden beginnings, the intro cards to the squad, and jokier tone, it felt like a point-by-point response to Batman v Superman, and more than explained the rumored extensive reshoots. Sadly, it was impossible for them to mask the fact that the movie felt like a mishmash of two films, and thus began rumors of a director’s cut.

Director David Ayer, however, went on the record, essentially stating that the film that hit theaters was his director’s cut, much to the disappointment of fans who felt that the film could’ve been much more. Well it looks like this may not have been the case, because today, Warner Bros. announced via a trailer that there would be an extended cut of the film. 

Take a look at the trailer below!

Now, before I go out and call David Ayer a liar, it’s important to note the verbiage here: “Extended Cut.” Based on those words, I’m not sure this is the “director’s cut” we’ve all been hoping for — one that embraces a much darker tone that we were teased back during 2015’s San Diego Comic-Con. Instead, this one looks to be exactly as it says: extended. This means, we’ll simply be getting more scenes, rather than a new cut of the scenes we’ve already seen.

That’s my speculation, at least. Who knows, perhaps this will be the director’s cut we’ve been looking for, but as it stands, given the information we have, it’s too early to call whether or not that’s truly the case.

Either way, we only have one month to find out! What do you think? Would a simple extended cut be enough to fix the problems inherent in the flick? Let us know your thoughts down below!

The extended cut of Suicide Squad hits digital on November 15, 2016 and Blu-ray on December 13, 2016.

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SOURCE: Warner Bros.



Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.