Suicide Squad: David Ayer Confirms Eerie Harley Quinn Replacements Theory

You can put this Suicide Squad theory to bed.

If it wasn’t clear already, Warner Bros. has done some major tampering with the DC Extended Universe. Between Justice League and Suicide Squad, the studio seemed terrified to alienate too many people. In there attempts to recapture that Marvel Studios magic, they pushed those two movies down a path of reshoots and re-edits. They brought in Joss Whedon to reshoot and reshape Justice League, and while David Ayer mostly remained tight-lipped about Suicide Squad, recent comments have confirmed that his vision was warped by the studio.

In the months since Justice League’s Snyder Cut was revealed, it seems like Ayer has been more open about what could have been. Yes, we’ve known for years that there was a competing Ayer cut that was edited in tandem with the final cut of Suicide Squad, but it sounds like the film was a lot different than even we imagined. Fans have even gone on to make speculation about specific changes.

A Twitter user named ColdBloodedJoke recently took to the social media platform to share his own Suicide Squad theory. 

He points to an episode of The New Adventures of Batman. In it, there’s an episode where the Joker hires someone who looks like Harley. When he realizes she’s nowhere near the same person, he pulls out a gun to shoot her, only to be stopped by a henchman. 

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The user then noticed a mix of things. First, let’s point to that scene where the Joker has all the knives pointed at him on the ground. It’s iconic-looking, but very little is given in terms of context. Based on images shared, there was originally a blond woman laid out on a chair in the background who was seemingly removed later on. There were also some other shots behind the scenes that seemed to feature an imposter Harley. check all those out here.

His theory is that, in the original scene, Joker tried his best to replace Harley, only to shoot her replacements out of sheer disappointments. So, the blond in the background is likely a dead woman who disappointed the Joker — at least that’s the theory.

At least, it was the theory.

David Ayer retweeted that very theory, going on to say, “It’s not wrong.” Well, that’s about as much of a confirmation as one could get at this point. So, how about that Ayer Cut of Suicide Squad, eh?

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SOURCE: David Ayer, ColdBloodedJoke

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